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Question: DDoS solutions: Any other solutions to consider aside from Radware DefensePro and F5 Silverline DDoS Protection?
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"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.""F5 technical support is really good.""The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers."

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"The product integrates well with Cisco.""The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.""It has kept us up and operational on a day-to-day basis, without being interrupted by an attack from outside sources.""The reporting is very good and provides us with a comprehensive description of where attacks are emanating from.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.""They have a hybrid model approach if a client wants to go that way."

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"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.""I just hope the price can be cheaper.""We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution."

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"I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.""The dashboard could be updated.""There needs to be more reporting.""The solution is a little more pricey than other options on the market.""This product would be improved if ongoing live monitoring with dashboards were added.""This solution may not cover all of the requirements in situations for which I am unfamiliar, and there is always room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a non-negotiated price for F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall would be around $2,200 per application per year for everything that you need. When you get into an enterprise kind of a setup, they negotiate this to the last bit. I would easily take 20% on that, which would be the cost, but it should cover all your Advance WAF features, bot protection, tech campaign, etc. It is built as a package and gives you most of the capability. You don't get the mobile SDK, which is an additional license. Mobile SDK is required only if you're buying or if you have a mobile application, and you are going to instrument F5 or Imperva into your mobile appliance. This anyways would be an additional module. It doesn't come within the WAF, but it is a WAF feature."
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  • "The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform."
  • "The price was well over six figures."
  • "The initial cost is over $100,000 for one appliance."
  • "The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected."
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    Answers from the Community
    Arup-Sarkar
    author avatarRasman
    Real User

    I highly recommend Cloudflare. We switched from Akamai Prolexic to Cloudflare and couldn't be happier. We also got the worlds fastest DNS and speeded up our site load times with the 200+ edge locations near to our customers. 

    author avatarEtienne WEHRLE
    Real User

    You can have a look to Imperva Cloud WAF, the anti-DDoS mitigation is under 1s and works very well. I observed a lot of DDoS attacks that were well managed (even not seen by the customer) by Imperva, I can recommend it (try it with a trial, you'll be able to have your own opinion).

    author avatarEtienne WEHRLE
    Real User

    If you need it, please find article about Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud WFA (including DDoS mitigation tools):

    https://www.imperva.com/blog/imperva-a-seven-time-magic-quadrant-leader-and-named-highest-for-completeness-of-vision-for-waf 


    author avatarMihaela Laza
    User

    In case you are considering a fully automated Cloud solution for DDoS Protection, BGP based, I can help with information on Voxility Anti-DDoS. 

    Questions from the Community
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    For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
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    I highly recommend Cloudflare. We switched from Akamai Prolexic to Cloudflare and couldn't be happier. We also got the worlds fastest DNS and speeded up our site load times with the 200+ edge… more »
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    The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
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    Currently, the pricing is quite reasonable. We have no complaints when it comes to the cost of the solution.
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    The solution needs to improve its communication with users. Last year, there was a lot of silence on their end. There have been communication delays we would rather not deal with. There needs to be… more »
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
    "Radware Defense Pro"
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    Overview

    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.

    DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.

    Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.

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    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise7%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 5th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 7.8, while Radware DefensePro 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 Radware DefensePro writes "Verbose and descriptive reporting, reliable, and it is easy to scale". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Arbor DDoS and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Fortinet FortiDDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Akamai Kona Site Defender. See our F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro report.

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