Solution Comparison for Cloud-Based Web Application Firewall Services


Published: 08 November 2018 ID: G00349064

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Summary

WAFs are a critical application security control for protecting web-based applications and APIs. Traditional on-premises appliance WAF has evolved to cloud-based services and broader feature sets. This document helps technical professionals compare solutions for cloud WAF services.

Table of Contents

  • Solution Comparison
  • Solution Assessments
    • Akamai Kona Site Defender
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Akamai Web Application Protector
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • AWS WAF
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Cloudflare Web Application Firewall
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • F5 Silverline WAF Express
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Fastly Web Application Firewall
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Imperva Incapsula
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Instart Web Application Firewall
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Oracle Web Application Security Services
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
    • Radware Cloud WAF Service
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
  • Additional Guidance
    • Make Cloud-Based WAF Services the Preferred Deployment Model
    • Evaluate Customizability and Low-Touch Management Needs First
    • Evaluate Breadth and Depth of Capabilities Second
    • Plan an Approach for Managing Event Logging and Retention
  • Methodology and Criteria
    • Methodology
    • Criteria
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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