WAF Support and SLA

      Last updated December 12, 2019

    Fastly WAF Support

    Fastly WAF Support offers the following resources to assist you with mitigating the service impacts of unwanted or malicious requests:


    Support channels and availability

    The following table summarizes support channels and availability for Fastly WAF Support as determined by the support package purchased by a Subscriber:

    Support offering Gold Support Enterprise Support
    Online self-service help Unlimited access. Unlimited access.
    Availability for general inquiries Business hours. 24/7/365.
    Severity 1 incident report response 2 hours. 15 minutes.
    Dedicated chat channel Not available. Business hours.
    Web and email support Available. Available.
    Phone support Not available. Toll-free telephone available 24/7/365.
    Emergency escalation Available via email. Available via email and phone support.


    As part of onboarding a subscriber service, Fastly support will:

    Note that false positive triage will resolve instances where legitimate requests have triggered a WAF rule or filter and either remove the rule from the policy or, where possible, modify the rule or policy to address the legitimate request properly.

    Subscriber responsibilities

    Subscribers must identify and maintain two points of contact to be used during an Attack to communicate status and issues and to coordinate with Fastly to successfully protect services. Subscribers are responsible for using and configuring CDN services according to the documentation available at https://docs.fastly.com.

    Support requests

    Subscribers may make support requests by submitting a support ticket, which will trigger a system-generated acknowledgement within minutes containing the ticket number and a direct link to the ticket.

    In particular, when requesting support related to an Attack, Subscribers should include as much of the following information as available:

    Communications and channels of support

    Support tickets

    Create support tickets by sending an email to support@fastly.com. Tickets for communication between Fastly support engineers and a Subscriber's personnel are tracked using a ticketing application, which maintains a time-stamped transcript of communications, and sends emails to Subscriber and Fastly staff as tickets are updated.

    Phone support

    Subscribers who also purchase Enterprise Support receive a dedicated phone number to contact Fastly support engineers. Fastly personnel can also establish audio and video conferencing (free app or browser plug-in required) for real-time voice and video communications.


    To facilitate real-time communication, Subscribers receive a dedicated chat channel during Onboarding and, for Subscribers that also purchase Enterprise Support, for an Attack for real-time communications about WAF issues during Business Hours or as needed by Fastly personnel. Though subject to change, Fastly's current chat provider is Slack (www.slack.com).

    Observational logging

    Fastly may from time to time, including as part of initial onboarding and during any period where Subscriber purchases additional Fastly WAF Tuning Package or Fastly WAF Tuning Plus Package, collect and store a copy of logging information from the Fastly WAF (which will include IP addresses) to monitor ruleset behavior, including false positives, by establishing a logging endpoint in your service configuration which will securely collect logging information in a third-party storage provider. Subscriber instructs Fastly to access and use the logs exclusively for providing WAF services, providing support and performance management to Subscriber, monitoring or maintaining Subscriber’s Services and the Fastly WAF, threat detection and in accordance with the Documentation. Logged data will be deleted on a rolling basis and in any event retained no longer than thirty (30) days unless otherwise agreed by Subscriber.

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