We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiWeb and NGINX App Protect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Banks have to be compliant with PCI and other things, and FortiWeb is absolutely amazing in terms of providing these reports. Otherwise, they will have to spend a lot of time on them."
"The solution has a good sandbox feature."
"The most important feature of this solution is protection from attack."
"The most valuable feature is the attack signature and machine learning."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"It offers some feedback and suggestions that guide our system development while helping our vendors to update their applications and fix any issues or bugs."
"The anti-defacement feature is very useful because it looks for web changes over time to protect pages."
"Provides good vulnerability scanning, IPS, and geolocalization."
"The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is the reverse proxy."
"The policies are flexible based on the technologies you use."
"NGINX App Protect's best features are auto-learning, which creates a profile of applications that are deployed, bot protection, and force protection, which lets you configure your brute force policy and alert for and prevent brute force attacks."
"NGINX App Protect is stable."
"The initial setup was simple and took three to four days."
"The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is its flexibility."
"The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is its open source."
"NGINX App Protect has complete control over the HTTP session."
"The initial setup process could be improved."
"FortiGate could be improved on the security end because we've had some incidents with the customer. Otherwise, there is no problem."
"The solution is not very scalable, to scale up would require another deployment with a new appliance and a change to the network."
"The initial setup in our data center was somewhat complex."
"The support side of things can be improved."
"The upgrade process could be a bit smoother."
"Fortinet FortiWeb could improve in reference architecture for different deployment scenarios."
"The automation piece can be improved. Although they say it can be automated very well, there is still manual work. Its usability should be improved in terms of automation because we want to build an infrastructure with code, but you can't do that easily with this solution. If they can give us APIs in the firewalls that we can tap into, it would be perfect."
"The dashboard could provide a more comprehensive view of the status of the connections."
"Currently, the policies have to be handled manually, and you have to create from scratch, which can be a bit time-consuming, in a large environment."
"NGINX App Protect would be improved with integration with Shape and F5 WAF, which would make it easy for users to manage all their web application security with a single solution."
"Areas for improvement would be if NGINX could scan for vulnerabilities and learn and update the signatures of DoS attacks."
"The integration of NGINX App Protect could improve."
"NGINX App Protect could improve security."
"As far as scalability, it takes a long time for deployment."
"The price of NGINX App Protect could improve."
Fortinet FortiWeb is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that protects your web applications and APIs from attacks targeting known as well as unknown vulnerabilities. As the surface of your web applications evolves with each change of existing features and deployment of new features, your APIs are left exposed. Fortinet FortiWeb provides the board protection capabilities required to protect web applications without sacrificing performance or manageability.
Fortinet FortiWeb is an automatic, advanced multi-layer solution that provides secure protection by discerning irregular behavior and distinguishing between malicious and benign anomalies. In addition, the approach delivers powerful bot mitigation capacities which authorize harmless bots to connect while blocking malicious bot activity securely. Regardless of where an application is hosted, Fortinet FortiWeb will safeguard business applications by providing deployment options, such as virtual machines, hardware appliances, and containers that can be deployed in the data center, cloud environments, or in the cloud-native SaaS solution.
Fortinet FortiWeb Features and Benefits
APIs and web applications have become integral to the rising demand for business-critical applications. Now more than ever, businesses are in need of an automatic firewall that will provide them with security, without sacrificing performance or reliability. Fortinet FortiWeb offers a variety of features and benefits, including:
Reviews from Real Users
Fortinet FortiWeb offers an industry-leading Web Application Firewall, and users are satisfied with it for a number of reasons, including the ability to control everything from the dashboard and the PCI-compliant reports it offers.
Carlos P., director of business and digital transformation at SERNIVEL3, notes, "You have the ability to control everything from one single dashboard."
A director at a tech service company, says, "Banks have to be compliant with PCI and other things, and FortiWeb is absolutely amazing in terms of providing these reports. Otherwise, they will have to spend a lot of time on them."
NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:
NGINX App Protect offers:
Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 30 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good for compliance, load balancing, and high availability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "Capable of complete automation but is costly ". Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, AWS WAF and Darktrace, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, AWS WAF, Mirantis Container Cloud, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and 42Crunch API Security Platform. See our Fortinet FortiWeb vs. NGINX App Protect report.
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