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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Application Gateway vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is WAF.""Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.""The solution is easy to set up.""It has a filter available, although we are not currently using it because it is not part of our requirements. But it is a good option and when it becomes part of our requirements we will definitely use it.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway are the policies, the data store they are using, and the cloud platform it operates on.""The pricing is quite good."

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"The setup was straightforward.""The interface is user-friendly.""The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats."

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Cons
"The monitoring on the solution could be better.""The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It takes a lot of time for a certificate to update in the system. That is a huge drawback, affecting the load-balancing side. And when there are changes to the load balancing, it affects the end-user.""Scalability can be an issue.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""In the next release, the solution could improve the integration with Service Mesh and other Azure Security Services.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2."

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"Sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints.""It would be an improvement if the management dashboards were not reliant upon Java.""I'm not convinced that it's necessary the best solution going forward in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not expensive."
  • "Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."
  • "Between v1 and v2, there is a lot of change in the pricing. It is very costly compared to AWS."
  • "There is some additional cost, such as extended support."
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    Questions from the Community
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    We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for… more »
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    Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
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    The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats.
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    One of our issues is that sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints. The outcome of that is that we have to disable Symantec end users, troubleshoot, and then reconnect. I also believe that from the… more »
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    We have multiple applications that we wanted to ensure were protected and we chose Symantec for that. I'm the head of IT infrastructure and we are partners with Symantec.
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    Also Known As
    Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
    Symantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications
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    Overview

    Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

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    Sample Customers
    Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government11%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government9%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Application Gateway vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Symantec Web Application Firewall is ranked 20th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.0, while Symantec Web Application Firewall is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Web Application Firewall writes "An excellent up-to-date data repository handling external threats successfully". Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF and Cloudflare, whereas Symantec Web Application Firewall is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiWeb, Imperva Incapsula and NGINX App Protect. See our Microsoft Azure Application Gateway vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall report.

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