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"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable.""It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable."

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"Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution.""It blocks all types of attacks.""There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable too. They have good tech support as well.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""The solution is very good at intercepting traffic before it gets to our data centers.""It is an effective threat mitigation tool.""DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud."

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Cons
"There is room for improvement and they're working on it.""We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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"Certificate management could be improved.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""It's quite expensive.""Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side.""Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
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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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
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    You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.
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    The pricing is pretty good. It's reasonably priced in general.
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    It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.
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    We have a yearly contract and I am happy with the pricing. Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer. In these cases, our… more »
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    Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.
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    Azure Front-Door
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    Overview

    Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    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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    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    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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    Azure Front Door is ranked 3rd in CDN with 3 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 1st in CDN with 13 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Provides a rich toolset for security, directing traffic, and rewriting headers and URLs". 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". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare and F5 Silverline Managed Services, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai and Barracuda Web Application Firewall. See our Azure Front Door vs. Imperva Incapsula report.

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