"The CDN and the WAF features are the best."
"The most valuable feature is the custom rules feature. This is because many of our customers require a lot of custom rules. Because it's a very customized project for our customers, I think they have the best of everything already."
"The features are powerful and better than F5."
"The most valuable feature is the DDoS protection, which is the main reason we got it."
"I like that the charges are all based on usage and labor costs. For the time that we spend onboarding almost 252020 FQDN, Akamai charges us only for the traffic usage, but it's only charging us for the labor costs for onboarding."
"The solution can scale extremely well."
"From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet"
"There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."
"The most valuable feature is the web application firewall."
"The solution is very good at mitigating threats."
"It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls."
"The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"New and innovative way to protect the client's data."
"It's very user-friendly."
"Support and the pricing need to improve."
"The interface is a little bit clunky and can be improved."
"Could integrate more features for each security."
"It would be better if there weren't any issues with latency. We had latency issues, but I think they are all solved now."
"They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved."
"The pricing could be reduced a bit."
"It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration."
"The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it."
"The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful."
"There are some issues with the CDN services."
"There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers."
"Technical support is lacking."
"Latencies are always a problem."
"Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva."
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Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 Shape Security and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Akamai Prolexic Routed. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Cloudflare report.
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