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F5 Advanced WAF Valuable Features

Jamshaid Dayar - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

In terms of F5 Advanced WAF's most valuable features, I would definitely say its stability. F5 is one of the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable.

Additionally, the method it uses to block attacks and the logging and support are very good. You can see anything you want in the logging and reporting section of the device, it is very detailed. These are two valuable features from F5.

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ZN
Executive Director IT Security at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees

The features I think are the most valuable starts with the IP intelligence component. That is separately licensed and it is definitely one component that we have made heavy use of. Geo-blocking is another — which can be done without a WAF because you do not necessarily need a WAF to do it — but the F5 WAF has those capabilities.  

The signature-based controls that F5 has are another one of the heavier-used components that Advanced WAF has. We do not have to worry about updating signatures, et cetera. WAF will automatically update the signatures for us. I think that is a nice feature.  

Those are the biggest things that we are making use of month-to-month.  

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Georges Samaha - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

There are two main features that we love on F5.

The first is the hardware itself. It's extremely stable and reliable. We never face any issues with it and performance is never affected. 

The second is the features on offer. Feature-wise, they are always cutting edge and up-to-date. Many features aren't available via competitors. There's always a lot of enhanced critical features that just aren't available through anyone else, or, if they are, are too lightweight. They're the leaders in the space.

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WA
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature of F5 Advanced WAF is its ability to mitigate attacks: DDoS and DNS, or layer seven application attacks, OWASP, and email.

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Richard Polyak - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect Individual Contributor at a media company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features of F5 Advanced WAF are the easy identification of events and customization. We can pinpoint our settings.

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Priyesh MP - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Softcell Technologies Limited

The valuable features vary from customers to customers. Some customers are okay with the basic features of the WAF, and some customers use advanced WAF with a few other features.

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IK
Security Expert at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

The web application firewall itself is most valuable. It provides positive security and negative security. In negative security, it blocks a task such as cross-site scripting, code injection, etc. In positive security, it lets you specify and enforce things, such as the parameters allowed in username and password fields and the number of characters allowed in a field.

It also has antivirus and DDoS mitigation capabilities. We have enabled these features. 

It is also quite intuitive and user-friendly. They have several webinars that are actually like labs. You can use these webinars to learn about how to use all features of the product.

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Hoodad Hashemi - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features of F5 Advanced WAF are SSL uploading, signature, and anomaly detection. It is overall a high-quality solution.

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GM
SOC Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

My favorite feature of F5 is the ability to play around with the ciphers. I also like the ability to have an immediate display of the support IDs when a real blockage occurs. The protection offered is great.

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YA
Senior Technical Specialist | Cloud Platforms at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures.

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Richard Polyak - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect Individual Contributor at a media company with 10,001+ employees

Identification, ease of use, and ease of modifying it to most of our needs are valuable.

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NB
Information Security Coordinator at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We can monitor IP locations, but we have constraints from each country. It has a replication feature. Licenses can be shared, taking turns with each license.

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MK
Key account manager

It is easy to use, and it's also easy to configure. 

The most valuable feature is that it is secure.

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ST
Head Of Information Security (CISO) at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

There are a lot of good features.

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HN
Solutions Specialist at FPT

The most valuable features of this solution are the WAF protection, Data Safe, and the seven-layer DDoS.

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Mahdi Karimian - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Specialist at Saman Electronic Payment (SEP)

I like the solution for ASM. There is an online update certification, but access is locked so we couldn't use it.

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DR
Head of Information Security and Infrastructure Dept. at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

What I found most valuable in F5 Advanced WAF is its automatic policy feature.

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AN
Information Security Specialist at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features of the F5 Advanced WAF are the enhanced ASM and the performance. Additionally, the usability and effectiveness are very good.

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NI
Deputy Manager at Saraswat Bank

We're in a banking environment and the signature update is a good feature. It's also very easy to implement WAF. The product works well for us. 

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MA
Security Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the most valuable features is the Local Traffic Manager.

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CT
Director at ST Electronics

It's flexible and powerful, and the users can input their own rules to the system.

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Buyer's Guide
F5 Advanced WAF
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about F5 Advanced WAF. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
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