2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Imperva Web Application Firewall?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Imperva Web Application Firewall, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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FG
IT Infrastructure Manager
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-30T13:24:00Z
Sep 30, 2022

I can highly recommend Imperva WAF for financial institutions. It's a good solution and I think it's important for financial institutions, particularly those who conduct online banking, to make use of a solid WAF such as this. I would rate Imperva WAF a nine out of ten.

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VL
Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-31T17:06:00Z
Aug 31, 2022

The solution is a leader in the market and is easy to use. I rate the solution a nine out of ten.

RG
Information Security Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-18T07:45:09Z
Jul 18, 2022

I'd recommend Imperva WAF as a good product in terms of occupation perspective and strong WAF. I'd rate it as seven out of ten.

Anuraj Nair - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at SNSIN
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-12T12:41:28Z
Jul 12, 2022

I recommend this solution to others. I rate Imperva Web Application Firewall an eight out of ten.

Akhilesh Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at M.Tech
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-27T08:20:54Z
Apr 27, 2022

I do the maintenance and upgrades of the solution if it requires it. I would recommend this solution to everyone. I rate Imperva Web Application Firewall a nine out of ten.

Fairuz Zazli - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Client Service Manager at Nexagate Sdn Bhd
Reseller
Top 20
2022-04-05T14:02:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

We are users and also we are resellers. The version we are using is the latest version. It has many valuable options or features. You just need to know what you need for your organization. If not, Imperva will probably tend to sell you almost everything. You just need to know what are the options that you need for your organization. Apart from that, the whole process is quite fast and it's quite reliable. I'd rate the solution an eight out of ten.

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MJ
SOAR Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2022-03-14T09:51:50Z
Mar 14, 2022

I'm working as a cyber security consultant and I provide Imperva Web Application Firewall and other similar solutions to customers. We are working in the Middle East, e.g. we are deploying solutions to different organizations. I don't have any input on the pricing for Imperva Web Application Firewall, as that part is covered by the research team. I don't have advice for people looking into implementing this solution, except that everyone has different opinions and different requirements. Every organization has different requirements, and their choices will be based on their requirements. If all their requirements are fulfilled by Imperva Web Application Firewall, then they'll want to implement or use it. I've giving Imperva Web Application Firewall a score of seven out of ten.

MG
Application Security Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-01-14T22:10:00Z
Jan 14, 2022

My advice to anyone considering Imperva Web Application Firewall is that they can safely go to this environment without having a second thought. I have done so much testing. I did so many use cases. It never failed so far. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Imperva Web Application Firewall a 10.

SumedhSalve - PeerSpot reviewer
GA Consultant Cyber Security at Wipro Technologies
Consultant
Top 20
2022-01-05T08:18:02Z
Jan 5, 2022

I would rate it an eight out of 10.

BK
Manager for Implementation and Administration at Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Real User
2021-12-07T16:48:22Z
Dec 7, 2021

We stopped using Imperva Web Application Firewall mostly because at the time we need to upgrade our devices to the latest version. After four years, we didn't pay the license for the solution because we were updating our team solution also. After one year, when we tried to upgrade it, Imperva ask us for the last one-year license renewal and they didn't accept our devices. They wanted us to purchase the new versions for approximately $859, which was too expensive for our budget. The cost with implementation is approximately $2,000,000 because we were expected to deploy eight devices. There were other products that were cheaper and they could meet our mandatory requirements. If companies want to use Imperva Web Application Firewall they will need to place their bids and they might have a budget for the solution it is a good solution. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Imperva Web Application Firewall a nine out of ten.

DK
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-09-07T19:25:22Z
Sep 7, 2021

We are resellers and we are based in Kenya. We're actually doing the whole suite. I'm working with Database Security and I'm also doing the Web Application Firewall, both of which are on-prem and on the cloud. I'm also doing the DRA. It's the best in breed in terms of a solution you can put in place. I'd rate the solution at an nine out of ten. We're quite happy with its overall capabilities.

SO
Security Engineering at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-15T00:08:17Z
Jun 15, 2021

Imperva has different three parts - the Web Application Firewall (WAF), Incapsula for cloud, and DAM for database firewalls. This is in one central monitor. We aren't using the latest version of the solution. We use the solution as a customer as well as an integrator. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. It's very good. We've been quite happy with its overall capabilities.

RK
Senior Software Developer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-06T17:36:49Z
May 6, 2021

We use the solution's latest version. We have a partnership with Imperva within our company. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been mostly quite happy with its capabilities.

SS
Acquisitions Leader at Abbott Laboratories
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-30T15:30:22Z
Apr 30, 2021

My advice is to follow the three, two, one backup rule, this solution is very suitable for this. Make sure you are defining your mean time for recovery of the backup, and try to see that it makes the mean time. I rate Imperva Web Application Firewall a nine out of ten.

BD
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:09:59Z
Sep 27, 2020

In Turkey, we mostly have on-premises deployments. There are some Azure Amazon projects, but it is mostly deployed on-premises. It is not so easy to send Incapsula solutions to Turkey. I would recommend this solution. It is easy to manage and expand. I would rate Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall a ten out of ten.

Mustapha - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Engineer at a agriculture with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-04-19T07:40:30Z
Apr 19, 2020

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is that if they want a stable product with good scalability then they can choose Imperva. The price is a little bit higher than that of the competitors, which largely impacts whether customers choose Imperva. In fact, if you don't care about budget then Imperva is the only solution for an application firewall. My only complaint is that the user interface could be better. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

RN
CTO - Consulting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
Sep 27, 2019

Overall, Imperva is a pretty good product. I am working with the development team for Imperva in Israel, and I have submitted some feature requests for things that I think should be changed. Everything that should be fixed, we have a discussion on it and it is probable that these things will be fixed. My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to first go and learn the attack surfaces because you need to protect the assets from attack. In order to do this, you need to understand the attacks. Let's say that a good defense is a good offense. The biggest lesson that I have learned from working with this solution is to back up the system all of the time. Do it step by step, and be very precise. Have plans for each and every move, all of the time. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

SK
Head of IT at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
Sep 27, 2019

We are an integration company, so we are providing this as a solution to other customers. They're mostly enterprise-level clients. I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

Tesfa Alazar - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Consultant at V-Tech
Real User
2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
Sep 24, 2019

The company has to deeply work on it. Also, with regard to support for the distributor, distributors have a big problem. We got the wrong consigning. It was kept for more than three months in a customs warehouse because of the issue of the problems on the distributor side. That is a big problem. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Imperva is good because it doesn't also only monitor but it also does acquisition.

OluwoleOlajide - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at Snapnet Limited
Reseller
2019-09-23T06:34:00Z
Sep 23, 2019

I handle the on-premises deployment model. We have the latest version of the solution. We also sell the product. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

JohnTamakloe - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Ostec
Real User
Top 5
2019-08-13T10:41:00Z
Aug 13, 2019

This is a security device, and it is used almost every day. It is not just used when there is an issue. Based on what the dashboard or the reports say, you can change policies to meet your security requirements or business needs. Based on my experience, and what I know this product can do, I would never recommend another solution. I advise most of my customers to go for this. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

George Ondego - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IS Security & Infrastructure at Fintech Kenya Limited
Real User
2019-08-06T07:17:00Z
Aug 6, 2019

This is a solution that I highly recommend. The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is that Imperva is not a one-house solution. They create a specialized solution, and that comes with a lot of value. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

NV
Specialist Engineer at Entel Networks S.A
Reseller
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

I would rate the solution as an 8 out of 10, simply because of the difficulty of operation management. It's a complicated tool to keep.

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Imperva is a strong choice, given their security focus and ongoing R&D into the product in areas such as bot management.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 30, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Imperva Web Application Firewall? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 23 answers
NV
Specialist Engineer at Entel Networks S.A
Jun 23, 2019
The compliance is the most valuable aspect.
George Ondego - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IS Security & Infrastructure at Fintech Kenya Limited
Aug 6, 2019
It mitigates all of the availabilities of risks around web applications.
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