If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Radware DefensePro, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We are just a customer and end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Radware. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're currently using. I'm not sure if we intend to switch products. In the future, that will depend on if there are any new functions or features, or if the price of a new product is better. In general, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been satisfied with the solution and its capabilities for the most part.
We are users of the solution. We've been mostly very happy with the product. I would rate it at a nine out of ten. They just need better implementation and to work together with Cisco for faster and better results.
I haven't spent a good amount of time with the solution or with implementations just yet. From what I have seen, I would rate it eight out of ten. The main downside is that it is expensive.
I know for a fact that Radware DefensePro worked. We tested it over all those years. We tested to make sure that it's operational and that it works. It was a very good product, but it just no longer fit our needs and what we were looking for. At least not that I know of because they would never give us what we asked for. As I said, back to that customer support issue. We asked for it, I know that the company does what we ask, but they would not offer it to us. Instead, they kept trying to offer us things we weren't asking for. My advice for anybody who is looking at this product is to make sure that they get what they are looking for because they wouldn't listen to what we wanted. I spent a solid year trying to stay with them, but they wouldn't listen. They would come back every two or three months with new offers and it was just crazy. It wasn't what we wanted. The biggest lesson than I have learned from using this product is to stay on top of your solution provider to make sure that they're providing what you need. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
The reporting provides us with a lot of interesting and rich data. It allows us to have total control over what is being protected. When I first started using this solution, I wondered why it was that the DDoS protection could not be coupled with other edge protection features that I have on my firewall. I questioned why it was that I couldn't have all of the protection in a single box. However, I now realize why it is, from a strategic perspective, and it just makes more sense to have DDoS in its own box. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that you can't assume that everything is right unless you have insight as to what is currently going on within your infrastructure. You can't just relax and think that everything is okay. It is not a good policy to assume that customers are simply complaining about the services and their experience for the sake of complaining. Rather, consider that something is not right and look into it. This begins with getting the proper solutions in place. Overall, I'm happy with this solution and what it has offered so far. The suitability of using DefensePro depends on your budget and your requirements. My advice is to make sure that you have your requirements right and then compare against the other products that are out there. I tend to believe that this solution is fit for all institutions and in my opinion, anyone who implements this will not regret it because it will serve them well. While this solution has worked well, I can't say it is perfect because there might be requirements out there that I am unfamiliar with and are not currently being met. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Normally we do not use the latest version of an application, but one version back, which is the case with this product. This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. It's a very, very good solution. I would recommend it to others. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
We are using the private cloud deployment model. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
I would rate the solution a nine out of ten. It's easy to deploy and efficient for protecting us from attacks. It is fast for processing positives, even on multiple platforms. You need just a few minutes to set up the standard product and maybe one-hour maximum to do something more complicated.
When we talk about the technical features of Radware DefensePro, the outcome is that we recommend it to most of our customers. We always suggest to try and test it before acquiring the product. We always suggest that the customer do the POC. We value the customer experience of how easy the Radware DefensePro solution is. The product is a great help to them. When we talk about the different new features required, Radware needs to incorporate a feature for better security alerts. I would rate this product a 9.5 out of ten overall because it is easy to use and for the performance against internal/external attacks. The response times from the Radware customer support team is very awesome. I rate Radware DefensePro with 9.5, but you can easily say that the product deserves a 10.
I'm researching DDoS solutions, and have been looking at F5 and Radware. Are there any other solutions I should be considering? Please also share insights from Gartner.
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