Gartner Research

Solution Comparison for Cloud-Based Web Application Firewall Services

Published: 08 November 2018

ID: G00349064

Analyst(s): Michael Isbitski , Ramon Krikken

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

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