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Pros
"The technical support is excellent.""Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution.""The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""The solution has a very good interface.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud.""DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website."

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"We were looking for a product that is capable of complete automation and a container based solution. It's working.""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."

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Cons
"Certificate management could be improved.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.""Its price could be improved. It is quite expensive. It will be good if we could export the configuration. Currently, to control the configuration, we need to go to each website, which is not very convenient.""It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side."

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"As far as scalability, it takes a long time for deployment.""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.""It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput."

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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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  • "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: 
    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 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 »
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    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
    Incapsula
    NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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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.

    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
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews. Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6, while NGINX App Protect is rated 7.6. 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 NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door and Sucuri. See our Imperva Incapsula vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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