The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022


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Web applications firewalls (WAFs) are a must-have to secure web applications. Today, WAFs need to protect a growing variety of applications across an ever-expanding set of deployment environments with limited skilled personnel. Multi-cloud environments and expanded API security capabilities are now a base requirement, as are ready-made partner integrations, enhanced usability and visibility, and greater automation.

Today’s WAF should be configurable and manageable on-demand (via a UI or infrastructure-as-code), employing the right controls regardless of the environment, with improved analysis and automation through threat intelligence. A WAF must also be quick, simple, and able to integrate just about anywhere. 

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In The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022, Forrester Research identified the 12 most significant web application firewall (WAF) providers, then researched, analyzed, and scored them to see how they stack up relative to one another.

F5 WAF was identified as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022

We believe F5 and its WAF solutions clearly address Forrester’s must-haves for selecting and operating a WAF today.  

Download your complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022 report to learn what Forrester and customers are saying about F5, and how we stack up in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022.

"…F5 is moving toward a unified platform with Advanced WAF providing the core functionality for both on-prem and distributed cloud deployments."

"One area where F5 stood out was its product roadmap, which goes out to 2024, ties back to core principles in the vision and features several interesting new dashboards and extended API security features, along with the move to a unified WAF."

"Those seeking a unified solution with great customer support should look at F5 Advanced WAF."

Learn more about F5 WAF solutions and our unified approach to WAF.


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