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What needs improvement with Cloudflare Web Application Firewall?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cloudflare Web Application Firewall.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Their documentation could be better. They don't have documentation that explains everything well. They have documentation for everything you're looking for, but they lack a single piece of documentation to tie everything together. As a new user or beginner, it took us a little bit of time to figure out how to put all these things in place. I wish they had easier introduction documents written to help us transition into it. It takes a little bit of effort for a new user to figure out how to do this. I have asked them for some additional features. I want to be able to quickly find out the rules that I have modified because there are thousands of rules. It took a little bit of effort to figure out which rules I have modified. A feature like that will make it easier for me to track down the changes.

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Top 10Real User

There is really only one area of the product that I think needs to be improved. That is that Cloudflare should update the version of the ModSecurity core rule set that they run on. They run a pretty old version of ModSecurity from 2013 and they need to update it. That is one thing I would very much like to see in a future release. The main issue that we have is really a decision about how the product fits our model. We use both AWS and Azure, and they have similar products. We are trying to determine whether or not we go for a cloud-native solution per the cloud provider we are using or stick with our current model and continue to use Cloudflare. Switching to AW or Azure as a lone solution means we would go with one or the other across all cloud providers to unify our WAF approach. It might simplify how we look at the maintenance of our web application firewall.

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