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Pros
"Fortinet is a great SD-WAN player when it comes to security capabilities.""The most valuable feature is that this product represents a whole solution, including a WAF, and even anti-defacements.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""Both the internal firewall management and the cloud can be managed by a single console.""It is a stable product.""If I need something from tech support, I can get it answered within the hour.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""You have the ability to control everything from one single dashboard."

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"The most valuable feature is that there is a link in the system that will help to analyze the security of an application when something abnormal is found.""The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall.""WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.""We were looking for a product that is capable of complete automation and a container based solution. It's working."

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Cons
"They can introduce a scaled-down version for the SMB market. It would be very competitive in the environment.""The solution could offer more integration opportunities.""No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on.""It is not entirely user-friendly.""The reporting could be optimized.""The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.""We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced.""FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications."

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"It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput.""Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual, where we can only edit one rule at a time.""The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary.""As far as scalability, it takes a long time for deployment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly."
  • "All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."
  • "FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive."
  • "It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs."
  • "It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."
  • "It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise."
  • "Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."
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  • "The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative."
  • "Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year."
  • "Really understand the licensing model, because we underestimated that."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We are on an annual license for this solution and the price is approximately €100.
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    The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.
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    We were looking for a product that is capable of complete automation and a container based solution. It's working.
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    The licensing is yearly, and we have two teams using NGINX App Protect. Just our team has a yearly fee of maybe $25,000. It's not a lot, but it's because we made decisions on the architecture style to… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is working on OpenShift, but we have the feeling the product was designed not only for OpenShift or a container-based solution to operate. In addition, they have a messy license model… more »
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    Also Known As
    NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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    Overview

    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.

    NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

    • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
    • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
    • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
    • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

    NGINX App Protect offers:

    • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
    • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
    • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
    • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
    • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
    • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
    • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
    • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
    • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
    • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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    Sample Customers
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWeb vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2, while NGINX App Protect is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Fortinet FortiADC, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Fortinet FortiDDoS, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door and Cloudflare. See our Fortinet FortiWeb vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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