"F5 technical support is really good."
"The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers."
"Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do."
"The most valuable feature is flexibility."
"The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it."
"The most valuable feature is that this product represents a whole solution, including a WAF, and even anti-defacements."
"It is a stable product."
"The most valuable feature is the attack signature and machine learning."
"The solution is stable."
"The ability to configure multiple policies for different requirements is a strong feature of Fortinet FortiWeb."
"It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks."
"The customers are very happy with this solution because of two things. First, the IPS integration with a web application is very tightly done on Fortinet. Second, the ease of use is there. The management interface or the GUI interface is very easy to use, configure, and manage. These are the two main valuable features. It supports integration with other Fortinet products. It also integrates very well with the firewall and sandboxing technology. They already have enough integration with different technologies. They have got a complete tech intelligence view of the whole product."
"We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution."
"I just hope the price can be cheaper."
"F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market."
"In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing."
"The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing."
"Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported."
"It is not entirely user-friendly."
"I would like to see the Application Delivery Control (ADC) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) combined in one device."
"It may be better if it were easier to create roles."
"The integration with other products should be improved."
"No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on."
"Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it."
F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.
Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.
FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.
F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Arbor DDoS and F5 Advanced WAF, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Fortinet FortiADC, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway. See our F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.
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