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    Also Known As
    Kona Site Defender, Kona
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    Overview
    Akamai's Kona Site Defender extends security beyond the data center while maintaining site performance and availability in the face of fast-changing threats. It leverages the power of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to detect, identify and mitigate Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks before they ever reach the origin.

    With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.

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    AvidMobile, itBit
    Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Large Enterprise70%
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews while Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 26th in Web Application Firewall (WAF). Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and Imperva Incapsula, whereas Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, AWS WAF, Signal Sciences and Indusface AppTrana.

    See our list of best Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendors and best Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection vendors.

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