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Cloudflare
Consultant
WordPress Developer & Consultant at a tech services company
Feb 14 2017

What is most valuable?

CloudFlare offers some of the most amazing features when it comes to optimizing websites & for its security for free, and all at the domain level. They were able to truly disrupt the market because prior to them, only enterprises had... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As mentioned, it helps me manage DNS records for more than 100 domains with ease. It helps in web page optimization & helps keep the website secure. If it was not for CloudFlare, I would have to hire a dedicated resource to manage all... more»

What needs improvement?

CloudFlare is an innovative company and certainly the thought leaders in their industry. They're constantly improving their product, releasing new features, partnering with various service providers to offer add-ons. Personally, I think... more»
Real User
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* I like to see the security. On the site security, I can see which countries have incidents, whether it was a robot attack, a real human user, or non-human user. For this feature, I like it because I can see information quickly without going... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I joined the company, one of our websites was hacked by malware (somebody put it on our website). The website went down for a long time. It took two weeks to clear the server and move everything: all the content, clean it, bring it up,... more»

What needs improvement?

I am not sure if this application has a policy where you can create your custom policy and run it as our firewall. We should have some ability to also create some custom policy, then run it as a firewall. Maybe it is not relevant, but I think... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Biz Dev Manager at Business Computer Services
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

It’s about transforming a traditional IT company. I'm an HPE channel partner, so we sell solutions to clients. In other words, we don't buy, per se. We offer what HPE offers because HPE is one of our partners. We do use the product ourselves... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It speeds up clients' workflow and productivity. Deployment is faster, for example. They can test and build applications. They can build virtual machines, test them and have them deployed in a much shorter period of time. It increases the... more»

What needs improvement?

I've yet to encounter any serious problems, so it would be hard for me to predict any solutions. As they bring new releases out, they tend to be more user friendly and easier to manage. I hope that they continue to do so. It will be easier to... more»
Real User
Senior Web Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Incapsula: * Strength of DDoS and WAF * Simple dashboard * Analytics * SSL CloudFlare: * Ease of use * Simple dashboard * DNS management * CDN * SSL

How has it helped my organization?

Incapsula: It has provided heightened visibility and awareness at management level on the actual threat landscape; it paves the way for easier approval for security-related implementations/projects. CloudFlare: It provides free SSL certs that... more»

What needs improvement?

Incapsula: * Allow easier scripting of firewall rules. * Enable more custom actions to trigger turning on/off Incapsula settings (current actions are quite limited). * Allow setting up of user groups to manage different groups of sites with... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
Ui Developer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

These are some of the valuable features: * Free 15 year SSL certificates (I used to need to pay for these). * Spam protection to help prevent spam and unnecessary bot traffic. * Edge caching on a CDN. This is nice for WordPress sites. I can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Once a domain's name servers have been pointed to CloudFlare, you never have to worry about DNS propagation. This would be the case, for example, if you wanted to point a domain to a different EC2/digital ocean instance.

What needs improvement?

In that sense, it's marketing that could use some improvement. It is hard to call your own product a "necessity", but I truly believe that it, or something like it, is a necessity. Without it, you are risking higher costs, more spam, more... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The API gives us the ability to remote control our DNS settings. With many platforms, such as PF-Sense integrating with CloudFlare, it’s an invaluable tool for things such as Dynamic DNS, Let’s Encrypt DNS-01 Challenge, or even as a rapid... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CloudFlare made it easier for us to manage our client’s DNS. With their outstanding UI, we have been able to reduce human errors and get a better overview of our DNS and security.

What needs improvement?

* We need templates and profiles badly for the whole setup and multi-user support with rights management. * They need to fix their extensions and integrations faster. * They need to add more sub-level API keys.
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Very easy to configure, which quickly allows us to add significant security to our websites. * Nice dashboard, which shows us details about traffic, security, performance, real-time utilization and an activity log. * Easy to configure... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With our IT infrastructure more secure, our customers receive a great website experience without encountering website defacements and other fallout from attacks on our web servers. Our IT department is not spending the time we used to on... more»

What needs improvement?

An Incapsula website configuration instance can be in a "Pending DNS changes" state, where further work is needing to be done by the customer, while website access is otherwise fully functional. While in this state, the PCI Compliance Report... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 20 2016

What is most valuable?

I have used the cache feature of CloudFlare CDN. CloudFlare is very easy to set up for my site domain. It is very easy to maintain. CloudFlare flushes the cache immediately, which is not supported by some of the other CDN networks such as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

No comments, because I am using it only for creating a cache flushing tool that will work on Adobe Experience Manger (AEM).

What needs improvement?

There are some features missing or might not be visible to me as I am using its free website plan. These features are: * CloudFlare doesn't provide the cache flush history. I.e., I am not able to find out the URL information of those I have... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
Technical Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Convenient Ease of deployment

How has it helped my organization?

Provides peace of mind. We do not have to do things over and over, or double check their work, or worry about what could have happened due to a potential DDOS attack, if we didn't have protection.

What needs improvement?

I think the APIs are a little bit hard for us to work with. The APIs could be more open so that we could integrate better with our SolarWinds or our monitoring solution. Also, the reporting can definitely be improved to offer a lot more... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
Manager - Web Development at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 15 2017

What is most valuable?

* Provides a very easy DNS management: Allows you to create various sub-domains and A-record management * Handy interface with one-click to switch the service on and off * Global coverage supports the DNS queries with its load balancing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We use the DNS management for all of our domains. It brings all websites under the umbrella of CloudFlare. * We no longer require any other security levels, as all websites under CloudFlare wrappers are secure with DDoS protection. * We do... more»

What needs improvement?

For DDoS protection and website downtime, it would be nice to have a feature to provide email/SMS alerts that can be implemented like Pingdom and other solutions.
Real User
Digital Solutions Architect | Development Manager | Technical Business Analyst at Corporate SEO
Sep 26 2016

What is most valuable?

* Faultless inlining & minification: Every competing product breaks the layout, but we are yet to see Incapsula break a site * Installation requires just a CNAME entry, avoiding the risk of email downtime. * Instant PCI compliance and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Incapsula delivers a massive improvement to website performance and security in less than 20 minutes, regardless of the CMS. We love it so much that we decided to create a new service around this product, which could result in our largest... more»

What needs improvement?

They once terminated a free account without warning, resulting in a few days downtime. But you get what you pay for.
Cloudflare
Real User
Senior SEO Strategist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the overall dashboard makes it a great product for a user like me who has less understanding of the internet than a developer or other more technical people. It gives me peace of mind. I also love the easy customization of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I manage these websites independently within my organization and, with exception of a third-party vendor, I am the only one that has access to our Cloudflare account. It helps me ensure the sites are running optimally and securely.

What needs improvement?

I will say, in the years I have used Cloudflare, one thing I love is the constant improvements and developments being made. One area of improvement is in the Access Rules. Hypothetically, if we wanted to block or challenge traffic outside of... more»
CDN77.com
Real User
Owner at a tech services company
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The speed boost has been great. There are a lot of images and galleries, so this is important when having those images served locally and quickly. Before, that was not the case.

How has it helped my organization?

I selected CDN77. It is extremely easy to set up and integrate with WordPress and purge files as needed through the control panel. The control panel is nicely laid out and I do not have to hunt for functionality.

What needs improvement?

I only use this service for this use case. For this, it is absolutely fine. I have not tried any of the other features they offer so I cannot comment on those. If you are a low-use user and not used the minimum credit, it will be lost at end... more»
Cloudflare
Real User
System Administrator at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* DNS setup: Their DNS allows you to move control over DNS from your own server to a third party. This allows you to avoid running DNS locally that might consume resources or become unavailable if something happens with your local DNS server.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has kept the site up while under an attack.

What needs improvement?

None that I can think of at this point. Their enterprise-level DDoS mitigation plans are costly but they are cost effective compared to any on-premises/distributed solutions that can go upwards of high six figures to implement. If a company... more»
Consultant
Security Consultant at a security firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to trace each connection, and to have logs to be able to differentiate between a positive and a false-positive intruder action. It is handy to retrieve and download the logs to line up separate actions to identify possible... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us to define wherever there was illicit traffic between our webs, and improved the control we achieved.

What needs improvement?

At that moment, I miss being able to integrate the dashboard with other BI tools we are using. We have to export and import data to be able to present it, and doing so is a lot of work.
Cloudflare
Real User
Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Centralized, full-featured DNS.

How has it helped my organization?

I have not used it at my current organization, but in the past I have used it to bring enterprise-grade features to my small business clients at low or no cost.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript. They also lack a good way to manage DNS as a company, since everything is relegated to single account logins until you get to the... more»
Real User
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 27 2016

What is most valuable?

* Hidden origin * IP whitelist * Country blocking * Anti-DDoS * Special page protection (two-factor authentication)

How has it helped my organization?

For example, we host a website for customer in China. Incapsula can help to hide the real origin and provide access control over different pages. And it can protect the website from being attacked. Incapsula provides 7x24 service for... more»

What needs improvement?

* Customer service: Their customer service sometimes has different responses for similar requests. We sometimes need to explain the issue many times before they understand. Their CS staff is not well trained according to a consistent... more»
Consultant
Senior Information Security Consultant at KPMG
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Content monitoring is a marvelous feature that I haven't seen in other Web Application Firewalls. It also has a good content filter. We do a lot of penetration testing on our servers, and the Imperva standalone solution for identifying a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We never used to know about threat and attack signatures. By using Imperva WAF, we could identify our weak points where an attacker was trying to gain access.

What needs improvement?

They could improve by minimizing false positive results. Although this occurs less with Imperva, we would like to see some further improvements. We have been using this product for last 1 years, it's result is very impressive. But due to the... more»
Real User
IT & DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

We are using Incapsula as our web application firewall and for DDoS protection, and it performs really well at its job. Incapsula packs some great features, such as SSL support, content caching and the ability to 'play' with the rules as much... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since this is the very first WAF solution that we evaluated and tried to integrate into our AWS environment, I can't really say that it has improved anything, but the fact is, we never looked the other way.

What needs improvement?

Incapsula has a built-in monitoring module, but it is a paid feature; I would expect that for the price we pay for the basic service, we would be able to integrate a monitoring solution, even a simple one. In addition to that, Incapsula... more»
Real User
Head Of Information Security at IronFX Global Limited
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

IncapRules is one of the most valuable features, as you can create your own security and access control rules on top of your security policy. Using IncapRules we were able to easily block Layer 7 DDoS attacks several times. Real-time... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is no need to have an in-house WAF to manage and maintain. We are now able to bring a new website live within minutes, without false positive alerts. It has Improved user/customer experience and website performance.

What needs improvement?

It would be better if we were able to manage and apply changes to multiple websites/web applications, and search WAF logs for multiple websites, via the Incapsula dashboard.
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