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    Kona Site Defender, Kona
    Signal Sciences Next-Gen WAF, Signal Sciences RASP
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    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.

    Signal Sciences' next-gen web application firewall (WAF) and runtime application self protection (RASP) increase security and maintain reliability without sacrificing velocity - all at the lowest total cost of ownership.

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    AvidMobile, itBit
    Chef, Adobe, Datadog, Etsy, GrubHub, Vimeo, SendGrid, Under Armour, Duo, AppNexus
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer5%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing 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 Signal Sciences is ranked 24th in Web Application Firewall (WAF). Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Signal Sciences 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 and Cloudflare, whereas Signal Sciences is most compared with AWS WAF, Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, PerimeterX Bot Defender and Virsec Security Platform.

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