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