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Aug 03, 2018

WAF Sizing

Hi,Could someone guide me what are the factors to be considered while sizing a WAF(Physical & Virtual Editions) to a customer.


Regards Sriram


  • Hi,


    Below datasheet of F5 appliances.



    You should ask your customer for:


    • Required throughput. It is a WAF so L7 throughput.
    • Expected number of concurrent connections.
    • Expected number of new connections per second.
    • If SSL is needed the expected number of TPS (Transaction per Second).

    And of course the required physical ports and speed. Copper? Fiber? 1GB or 10GB.


    Regards, Martijn.


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