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We performed a comparison between Imperva Web Application Firewall and Rapid7 AppSpider based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"There are a number of features that are valuable such as the account takeover and various antivirus features.""One good thing about Imperva Web Application Firewall is it can be on the cloud and also it can be on-premise.""The most important feature I have found to be the ease in how to do the backup and restores.""The configurability of the tools and the ease of operation to be the most valuable feature of Imperva.""The most valuable features of Imperva Web Application Firewall are the monitoring of databases and the dashboards are easy to understand.""Very scalable and very stable firewall for web applications, with a good interface in its cloud version. Mitigation is its most valuable feature. The technical support for this product is also good.""The solution integrates seamlessly with other tools and has a good alert mechanism.""Configuration for different application sources is most valuable. We can segregate the traffic that an application is carrying and identify the sizing in Imperva."

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"The setup is usually straightforward.""The initial deployment is very straightforward and simple. The product is stable if configured properly.""What I like most about AppSpider is that it's easy to use and its automated scan gives me all the details I need to know when it comes to vulnerabilities and their solutions.""AppSpider's most valuable feature is reporting - everything is stored in the local database so it can be sent to other machines."

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"It should be more user-friendly. Like other web solutions, it would be helpful to be able to easily do policy configuration and identification inside the application. Understanding the in-depth configuration of a policy is somewhat difficult for an engineer, and they can improve that.""An improvement for Imperva WAF would be to reduce the number of false positives and create more strong use cases based on AI/ML or behavioral analytics.""They recently separated the WAF and the DAM management gateways in order for each of these to be managed from different areas, so I believe it now requires additional investments for what was previously a single complete solution.""It would be nice to have more security control over mobile applications so I would suggest adding more mobile security features. It would also be beneficial to see improvements in regards to interface bandwidth performance, CPU time, and RAM size. Learning capability of the device is quite weak.""In the past, I have bugs on the WAF. I've contacted Imperva about them. Future releases should be less buggy.""The solution works for particular zones but isn't always the best solution for all zones.""The support for the on-premises version needs improvement.""The Imperva Web Application Firewall automations are good, but there is still room for improvement with them."

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"AppSpider has some problems with the RAM needed while scanning.""One of the challenges I have with AppSpider is that it gives you a lot of false positives, especially when compared to other solutions.""Integration could be better.""There are some glitches with stability, and it is an area for improvement."

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  • "There is a license for this solution and we purchase the license annually with no additional fees."
  • "There are a couple of different licensing models."
  • "The price of Imperva Web Application Firewalls is expensive compared to others."
  • "Licensing can range from one to twenty thousand dollars annually. Additionally, some features, including software support, require an annual subscription as well."
  • "Imperva Web Application Firewall price is higher compared to other solutions. However, everything is included in the price."
  • "We sell three-year licenses for Imperva Web Application Firewall to our customers. The price is a little expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing is an issue."
  • "The pricing is somewhat expensive. It is actually a huge investment when compared to other countries."
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  • "The price is pretty fair."
  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of users."
  • "AppSpider is closed-source software and you need to acquire a license in order to use it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
    Top Answer:You can have a look to Imperva Cloud WAF, the anti-DDoS mitigation is under 1s and works very well. I observed a lot of DDoS attacks that were well managed (even not seen by the customer) by Imperva… more »
    Top Answer:The setup is usually straightforward.
    Top Answer:Integration could be better. For example, while doing the scanning, using the recording username and passwords, there are issues. Also, they could integrate CSED into the product which would benefit… more »
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    Overview

    Web application attacks deny services and steal sensitive data. Imperva Web Application Firewall (WAF) analyzes and inspects requests coming in to applications and stops these attacks.

    Protect your applications in the cloud and on-premises with the same set of security policies and management capabilities. Safely migrate apps while maintaining full protection.

    Deploy Imperva WAF on-premises, in AWS and Azure, or as a cloud service itself. Easily meet the specific security and service level requirements of individual applications.

    Imperva WAF protects against the most critical web application security risks: SQL injection, cross-site scripting, illegal resource access, remote file inclusion, and other OWASP Top 10 and Automated Top 20 threats. Imperva security researchers continually monitor the threat landscape and update Imperva WAF with the latest threat data.

    SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

    Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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    Sample Customers
    BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Insurance Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Security Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    University29%
    Comms Service Provider29%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Imperva Web Application Firewall is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 20 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 23rd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. Imperva Web Application Firewall is rated 8.6, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Imperva Web Application Firewall writes "Simple to maintain, easy to configure, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Easy automated web app scanning, but gives many false positives and isn't always stable". Imperva Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva DDoS and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning and HCL AppScan.

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