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NGINX App Protect is #1 ranked solution in top API Security tools, #4 ranked solution in Container Security Solutions, and #12 ranked solution in top Web Application Firewalls. PeerSpot users give NGINX App Protect an average rating of 8 out of 10. NGINX App Protect is most commonly compared to F5 Advanced WAF: NGINX App Protect vs F5 Advanced WAF. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
What is NGINX App Protect?

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:

  • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
  • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
  • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
  • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

NGINX App Protect offers:

  • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
  • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
  • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
  • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
  • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
  • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
  • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
  • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
  • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security

NGINX App Protect was previously known as NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall.

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Platform Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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We use it together with AWS, to manage load balancing, topic migration and AV testing.
Pros and Cons
  • "It is a very good tool for load balancing."

    What is our primary use case?

    We generally use NGINX with a combination of docker downstream so we have a container running which exposes multiple boards. And in terms on which we are running NGINX directory maps into the ports. So there is a major use case and sometimes we use it for security headers forwarding.

    How has it helped my organization?

    We use it together with AWS, to manage load balancing, topic migration and AV testing.

    What is most valuable?

    We use NGINX for security headers, and as a proxy. It is also a very good tool for load balancing.

    What needs improvement?

    The contributions I think sometimes take a toll on you like you're going to spend a lot of time on the right contributions. So as a product it is good, but from the development standpoint but if you think about somebody who's not from development background, this won't work. It's not up to speed if you really realize. So the set up process, it's good from a development standpoint. The development was easy to set up because they know that their understanding of the machine that they are going to set it up and take care of everything else.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    One to three years.

    How is customer service and technical support?

    I have never used techical support.

    How was the initial setup?

    Yes, it was pretty easy as far as I remember. So this company, everything was previously set up and we had all the predefined user scripts so even though we had come to set it up from scratch.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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