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Symantec Web Application Firewall is the #17 ranked solution in top Web Application Firewalls. PeerSpot users give Symantec Web Application Firewall an average rating of 10.0 out of 10. Symantec Web Application Firewall is most commonly compared to F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM): Symantec Web Application Firewall vs F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). Symantec Web Application Firewall is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 64% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 21% of all views.
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What is Symantec Web Application Firewall?

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

Symantec Web Application Firewall was previously known as Symantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications.

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Head IT Infrastructure (DGM-IT) at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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Top 10
An excellent up-to-date data repository handling external threats successfully
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats."
  • "Sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints."

What is our primary use case?

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. 

How has it helped my organization?

Symantec has specifically helped connect external users to our internal network. It has also enabled us to ensure that those who have permission get access to our systems. It gives us peace of mind. 

What is most valuable?

I like that Symantec has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats. It provides us with a sense of security. 

What needs improvement?

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 Indian market perspective, the cost of this product is an issue. 

Buyer's Guide
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
November 2022
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655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for eight years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have a limited type of user so scalability is not so relevant and it's difficult to quantify. We have 1,500 internal users but I have no idea how many external users we have. 

How are customer service and support?

Our experience with technical support has been very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing in India will be always on the higher side, but what price do you put on security? 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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