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What is your primary use case for F5 Advanced WAF?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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1919 Answers

GeofreyMwaseba - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We host public-facing web applications or APIs. There are web applications that are owned by the company that is exposed to the outside. The internal infrastructure is within the premise. We use F5 to protect them. It's an HA model, and we have two sites.

reviewer1774098 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use this solution for web application protection. The solution offers layer seven protection of the applications and can be configured against attacks.

reviewer1212621 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use F5 Advanced WAF to secure our public cloud. We also use it to secure firewalls for applications and websites. Whether on-premises or on public cloud, these are the usual use cases for WAF.

reviewer1721355 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We use the F5 Advanced WAF for TicTac on house applications at our Induction University.

Nadeem Inamdar - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I'm the deputy manager of information security and we are customers of WAF.

Nguyen The Huy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I use F5 for on-premises infrastructure to provide protection.

reviewer1404666 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We have several websites that are exposed to external users. We have a website for interaction with supply chain customers. We also have a website that gives access to CRM functionality to allow our customers to open tickets and disputes. F5 WAF is at the front for security and attack mitigation. It ensures that users are able to access only allowed pages.

Maksym Krutovertsev - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I was working in sales. We would provide more corporate products. I am not implementing or deploying this solution. I would sell it for projects in the enterprise direction, but it was mostly for financial institutions and some government companies. It usually used for e-commerce and financial services. Products that banks provide to their customers. It also offers protection of the services.

Priyesh MP - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

We are using it to secure a few applications for our customers.

Georges Samaha - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We primarily use the solution to protect web and API applications. You can choose either web classic or API to protect against different types of attacks.

reviewer1374657 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

What a WAF is happens to be exactly what we are using F5 WAF for: a firewall for our web applications. It is a totally customizable solution. You have our signature-based rule sets and then we can customize to our heart's content depending on what our application can and can not do or what we are trying to protect against. So we are using this for anything that is internet-facing. We are applying the WAF there and we are putting it in block mode wherever possible.

Jamshaid Dayar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

There is the Simple WAF and the Advanced WAF. We are currently working on the Advanced WAF, but previously, before the Advanced WAF came out, we were just using the Simple WAF. We use the on-prem version because the cloud solution is not that popular here. I have a customer here who has multiple applications dealing with the day to day operations. We have deployed the application firewall in the network and most of their web traffic from outside of their network comes into that WAF. This includes the email application Outlook and their own in-house application tools deployed that they use to sell their merchandise. They have a feature where you can transfer money to the other user based on their mobile phone number. So these web applications and in-house tools are the most used applications in their network.

reviewer1394661 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

F5 is a web application firewall and load balancer. The primary use case of this solution is for data protection and security.

reviewer1334088 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I worked with the solution before starting at this new company and I'm now implementing it in my new job. I'm head of security at our company and we are a customer of NGINX Web Application Firewall.

reviewer1139526 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are a system integrator and we design solutions for our customers. We provide all kinds of networking solutions, as well as security, and we are sometimes responsible for the integration as well. We are partners with F5 and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our clients. Our customers are organizations, including government departments, who use their firewall for load-balancing purposes. However, for some time now, they have wanted to add an additional layer of security, which is why they implement this solution. We normally propose the on-premises deployment model to our customers.

reviewer1046964 - PeerSpot reviewer

We use this program 24/7 as a firewall to block malicious requests. We update regularly.

reviewer898881 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use the F5 Web Application firewall to protect our corporate web server. The security of our web is our absolute highest priority.

Reza Torabi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are a PPS payment providing services company in banking, so, we are using it for that. We are banking company and we are using it as a web application firewall.

reviewer1057971 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use F5 Advanced WAF to protect some of our web applications and web services. We use F5 Advanced WAF as a web application firewall in production. Our clients are liable for the security of applications on the internet because they are in the banking services sector.

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