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  • "The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
  • "It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
  • "It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
  • "The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Pricing could be more competitive."
  • "Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
  • "The license is on a yearly basis."
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    Incapsula
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    Overview
    Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.

    Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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    Sample Customers
    Airbnb, Audi, Cathay Pacific, E*Trade Financial, InterContinental Hotels Group, IKEA, Trulia, Warby Parker, Concur, NASDAQ OMX, NBC Olympics, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of State, Autodesk, CBC, MTV Networks, NBA, Rediff, Starz!, TV 2, Autotrader, Puma, Investec, Satuit, Schneider Versand, itBit, DISA, Sky Italia
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Akamai is ranked 10th in CDN while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 1st in CDN with 14 reviews. Akamai is rated 0.0, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". Akamai is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Verizon EdgeCast and AWS Global Accelerator, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Fortinet FortiWeb.

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