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Pros
"There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud.""The solution is very good at intercepting traffic before it gets to our data centers.""It's very pretty easy to onboard the URL.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure.""Simplifies putting everything in code.""The technical support is excellent."

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"The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway are the policies, the data store they are using, and the cloud platform it operates on.""The pricing is quite good.""The most valuable feature is WAF.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""It has a filter available, although we are not currently using it because it is not part of our requirements. But it is a good option and when it becomes part of our requirements we will definitely use it.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""The solution is easy to set up.""The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects."

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Cons
"It's quite expensive.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""Certificate management could be improved.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved.""Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.""It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution.""Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa.""The product could use a broader scope in the area of policies."

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"For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It takes a lot of time for a certificate to update in the system. That is a huge drawback, affecting the load-balancing side. And when there are changes to the load balancing, it affects the end-user.""One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS.""It could be more stable, and support could be better. It would also be better if they offered more features. For example, it lacks security features. Before we used another English solution, and we realized that some of the rules were not set up correctly and passed through the Application Gateway's English controllers. But the problem, in this case, is if you send ten rules, for example, six rules hit some issues. IP address blocking could be better. The rules, for example, don't work properly. If you have one issue, one rule or another rule will not work. This sounds like total madness to me.""In the next release, the solution could improve the integration with Service Mesh and other Azure Security Services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
  • "It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
  • "It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
  • "The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Pricing could be more competitive."
  • "Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
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  • "It is not expensive."
  • "Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."
  • "Between v1 and v2, there is a lot of change in the pricing. It is very costly compared to AWS."
  • "There is some additional cost, such as extended support."
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    It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.
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    We have a yearly contract and I am happy with the pricing. Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer. In these cases, our… more »
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    Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.
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    We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for… more »
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    Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
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    Also Known As
    Incapsula
    Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
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    Overview

    Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

    Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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    Sample Customers
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
    Media Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews. Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF and F5 Advanced WAF. See our Imperva Incapsula vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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