it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for AWS WAF?


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DanielSeco - PeerSpot reviewer
Jefe subdepartamento Operaciones at a government with 10,001+ employees
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Apr 17, 2021

The solution is very reasonably priced.

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Rodrigo Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
Physical Designer at Semtech Corporation
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Nov 11, 2020

We are kind of doing a POC comparison to see what works best. Pricing-wise, AWS is one of the most attractive ones. It is fairly cheap, and we like the pricing part. We're trying to see what makes more sense operation-wise, license-wise, and pricing-wise.

President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Sep 13, 2020

The licensing costs are variable. For me, it is under a hundred dollars a month. The range of your costs with Amazon Web Services is going to be different depending on a lot of factors. It can go as low as actually being free all the way up to millions of dollars. It depends on the organization and how the service is used.

Vinamra Singhai - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Engineer at Nineleaps Technology
Real User
Aug 5, 2020

As far as pricing considerations, there are other competitors to consider. All the solutions are not easy and all will not do exactly the same thing or even what you need. SecureSphere is expensive, I think $20,000 per year. If you go for ManageEngine or any other solution, they also go for close to $10,000. It depends on how many applications you are running and how many servers you have. They can easily run into close to $10,000 a year. Database security and application security are generally costly solutions. AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39.

it_user1376373 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud security Consultant at 8KMiles
Jul 5, 2020

There are two versions of the solution available, one of which is free, which is the version we use, so we don't pay for anything.

MohammedAbourafia - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IT Infrastructure & Information Security at flyadeal
Real User
Dec 5, 2019

The price of the product is fair enough and one of the product's advantages. Their price is good compared to other vendors.

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Senior Information Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Mar 11, 2019

There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Engineer at Cradlepoint
Real User
Mar 11, 2019

There are different scale options available for WAF.

Network Analyst
Real User
Mar 11, 2019

It's an annual subscription. There are no additional fees beyond the standard licensing.

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How does AWS WAF compare to Microsoft Azure Application Gateway? Which is better and why?
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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
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Dec 1, 2021
Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with AWS WAF, which we found to be a highly scalable solution. In its cloud version, AWS WAF makes use of a concept known as auto-scaling. What this means is that users have the ability to scale the program up or down according to what their needs happen to be at the time. The software does this automatically, without requiring administrators to provide any outside input. This can save organizations a great deal in terms of time and resources. It is true that AWS WAF lacks the ability to integrate with some third-party products. However, even without this ability to integrate, its automated scaling makes it quite robust. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is also quite scalable. That being said, it is not as effective in this regard as AWS WAF. The scaling provided by Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is not automatic. Administrators are required to manually scale up the product themselves if they want it to handle a larger load. This takes up time and resources that could be spent on other things. AWS WAF has a robust set of security features. Its firewall can protect against different types of cyber-attacks. It can repel both scripting and database-injection attacks. When it does so, it redirects the attack to a Fail2ban program, which marks the IP addresses where the attack originates as unsafe and bans them from the system. This can provide administrators with peace of mind. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway provides administrators with an effective way to protect their systems against attacks. However, it lacks security tools, such as the ability to block harmful IP addresses. As a result, there will be a greater expenditure of time dealing with all of the threats that the program has not simply blocked. Conclusion: While Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is a fairly competent product, we found AWS WAF to be a superior product. AWS WAF’s automated scaling and exceptional security package make it a more robust program.
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Oct 21, 2021
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