Ddos report from it central station 2018 04 29 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about Incapsula, Cloudflare, Arbor Networks and others in DDoS.
269,736 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ddos report from it central station 2018 04 29 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about Incapsula, Cloudflare, Arbor Networks and others in DDoS.
269,736 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Chart Key
Average Rating
Average rating based on reviews
Views
Number of total page views
Comparisons
Number of times compared to another product
Reviews
Total number of reviews on IT Central Station
Followers
Number of followers on IT Central Station
The total ranking of a product, represented by the bar length, is based on a weighted aggregate score. The score is calculated as follows: The product with the highest count in each area gets the highest available score. (20 points for Reviews; 16 points for Views, Comparisons, and Followers.) Every other product gets assigned points based on its total in proportion to the #1 product in that area. For example, if a product has 80% of the number of reviews compared to the product with the most reviews then the product's score for reviews would be 20% (weighting factor) * 80% = 16. For Average Rating, the maximum score is 32 points awarded linearly based on our rating scale of 1-10. If a product has fewer than ten reviews, the point contribution for Average Rating is reduced (one-third reduction in points for products with 5-9 reviews; two-thirds reduction for products with fewer than five reviews). Reviews that are more than 24 months old, as well as those written by resellers, are completely excluded from the ranking algorithm.
Most Views
From IT Central Station visitors
Most Reviews
Within the last 24 months
Most Followed
By IT Central Station users
Most Compared
From IT Central Station visitors

What is DDoS?

DDoS solutions are an ever-evolving and highly specialized area of network protection, now a necessity for large organizations to provide 24/7 essential, unmitigated protection. The top DDoS Protection solutions mitigate the threat of a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). DDoS refers to illegally targeting computer resources to cripple user accessibility and/or completely shut down a computer or computer system. In a DDoS attack, the malicious actor typically hijacks multiple computing resources and sets them to send so many service requests to the target device or network that it cannot sustain the volume and shuts down.

Targets and motives can be varied. The best DDoS solutions are usually intended to permanently take down a website, cause sufficient downtime or disable a service. The perpetrators or Bad Actors can be lone wolf hackers, terrorist organizations, and criminals with various motivations or even business competitors.

IT and DevOps experts know that in order to fight DDoS attacks, special systems and training are essential to keep their systems safe. A large organization will utilize high-capacity, secure and stable Internet channels, specialized software solutions and the most recent technology and hardware.

Well-informed IT and InfoSec specialists require the best integrative technical support to engage and align the services of network security companies, which concentrate on the development and distribution of round-the-clock DDoS Protection. The key, of course, is proactivity. This requires a financial investment, sometimes a substantial one to protect information, assets, and personnel. Global security services often cite what could have been a relatively reasonable financial investment in DDoS Protection before millions had to be spent trying to restore and save sometimes irretrievable or compromised data in a system takedown.

In order to react to critical alarms and attempted system break-ins with actionable solutions, an IT Department must have instant information, pre-arranged permissions and communications across all platforms. IT must be supported by the most updated resources on a daily basis, in spite of organizational boundaries and silos that may impede communications between areas that would crash and fall like dominos without full, internal cooperation. DDoS Protection providers have core competencies and protecting both mobile and web platforms are non-negotiable. Revenue streams, critical data, personal information and essential connections to the “outside world” can all be eliminated or abused without DDoS solutions.


Best DDoS Protection Vendors, Services & Companies

Read reviews of DDoS that are trending in the IT Central Station community:
Your trust is our top concern, so companies can't alter or remove reviews.
Ybbfxxpg 400x400
Kentik
F76ff3d9 faea 4790 a722 d9e00af2323f avatar
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

* Dashboard visualization: I have come to rely on Kentik for a constantly refreshing view that I can quickly customize. There are a lot of graph options, including a flow diagram that shows how traffic has moved over our platform. * Kentik... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have put it on half of our large monitoring screens. Sometimes, it is actually easier to identify and attack incoming traffic using Kentik, than it is to use our own gear. Even when we know what the traffic is, it allows us to jump... more»

What needs improvement?

Kentik has been remarkable at anticipating the design requirements of their customers. They have provided everything that I might want already. After using it for over six months constantly, I am still discovering new things. The only times... more»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
Dfd39ddf 9827 4e9c 8b51 6f3816d97c09 avatar
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»
Ddos report from it central station 2018 04 29 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about Incapsula, Cloudflare, Arbor Networks and others in DDoS.
269,736 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dc1c8ab2 21c6 4ce3 b76f d64184df2f6f avatar
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»
217e1bb1 bd73 4e12 adbd 1a80d2bd6443 avatar?1441012869
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»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
B53bf237 2365 4758 9676 e9aef4a11b9d avatar
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»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
091f33d8 f557 400a 9ab2 a116508bd0bc avatar?1444263362
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.
Anonymous avatar x80
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»
Prolexic
Prolexic
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Technical Team Lead, ASYCUDA World Implementation Team
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Prolexic PLXRoute allows businesses to have on-demand DDoS protection. There is no need to call Prolexic SOC requesting DDoS mitigation to be deactivated because of legitimate traffic being scrubbed. PLXRoute – 8: The PLXRoute * Gives... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Prolexic PLXRoute solution, we were able to transition from a Prolexic managed DDoS mitigation infrastructure to a business managed solution. At first, we were using Prolexic PLXProxy solution during times of high traffic. We would... more»

What needs improvement?

The reports need to be improved. PLXRoute – 8: The PLXRoute * Requires good technical staff to configure, manage and monitor the PLXRoute infrastructure. * PLXRoute configuration on the business side can be configured by Prolexic Technical... more»
Ybbfxxpg 400x400
Kentik
F5f14768 503d 4d8d a7ff 08d34c31f12f avatar
Real User
Network Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 15 2017

What is most valuable?

DDoS Alarming allows us to get a feel for the bandwidth of an attack and determine if mitigation is needed to prevent collateral damage. Secondly, the flow analysis lets us look at how traffic is transiting our network. This allows us to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have real metrics on DDoS attack vectors and use the alerting dashboard to gather information used in CLI filters and eventually in RTBH.

What needs improvement?

Firstly, my Dashlane password manager attempts to fill in the dimensions field for me, so I just turn off my password manager when that occurs. Secondly, sometimes its difficult to order the dimensions correctly when trying to make Sankey... more»
Ybbfxxpg 400x400
Kentik
94ad4961 3c8b 45f2 920b eab894660ef5 avatar
Real User
Network Architect/Security Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Kentik is a mature software product and is provided as SaaS. This is very valuable to me, because I don’t have to maintain a server, worry about resources, updates to software or OS, hard-drive space, or backups. I can just use Kentik to get... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of our Network Operations Centers has a large overview screen with a web browser that shows Kentik and the data explorer running. This provides a constant overview of live traffic sorted by the source port. We use Kentik to monitor the... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more granular user and security rights. Currently, a user can be a member or an administrator. I would like to limit what a user can see, be it IP or interface. I would like to be able to give my customers access to the... more»
Sucuri security
Sucuri Security
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Associate Consultant
Jun 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Domain name scanning since it allows us to scan all our domain names and determine whether it has malware or if is reported as phishing. Sucuri also gives us details on content that may have triggered the malware/phishing report.

How has it helped my organization?

The product has sped up our ability to detect suspicious domains and alert the registrants or relevant parties. It has also allowed us to share more details on such detections to the relevant parties since the report is comprehensive enough.

What needs improvement?

* Confident score: Currently it does not have one and there are cases that most websites flagged are false-positives. Since they don’t have it, then we end up manually reassessing the website. It would be good if they had it so we could tweak... more»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
91528adf e634 41ee 967c 3aad224b95f3 avatar
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»
Twitter profile 400x400
Arbor Networks
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Security Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* As an ISP, it is important to know from where the traffic comes so as to neutralize any attacks. * The Arbor Networks SP device provided great visualization of the network traffic. * Arbor Networks TMS is for cleaning the DDoS traffic,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Arbor Networks SP device allowed us to optimize the network traffic. For example, it helped us to find the best IP network route to reach certain countries with low latency.

What needs improvement?

My opinion is that these Arbor devices should be scalable, in terms of the hardware. Network bandwidth is rapidly increasing. Therefore, it is not practical to predict the network traffic as what it will be in five years time and also, to... more»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
Anonymous avatar x80
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»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
67cd104a 85db 4836 99f2 4a5f798588e4 avatar
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.
A1a36222 074c 47cd aad6 c7e254a5f89a avatar
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.
Fortinet
Fortinet
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Purpose-built ASIC mitigates DDoS attack at line-rate without affecting performance. This has been proven by an independent testing lab and during our PoC. I find this product the best on-premises (in-line) DDoS mitigation solution that suits... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If deployed properly, it doesn't require 24x7 NOC. Fully automated and with minimal to zero false-positives, it has a lower TCO compared to other solutions.

What needs improvement?

SPP Policy. Ability to configure multiple subnets in one SPP Policy. Report configuration. Ability to select multiple SPP Policy and configure multiple schedules in one report.
4c gray text
Cloudflare
5161f3b5 cefa 42b9 af1b 590e6ba76633 avatar
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 logo
CDN77.com
Anonymous avatar x80
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»
4c gray text
Cloudflare
9f78ee41 e01b 486d 8df1 1b6ad1be765d avatar
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»
Ddos report from it central station 2018 04 29 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about Incapsula, Cloudflare, Arbor Networks and others in DDoS.
269,736 professionals have used our research since 2012.
A2677e73 3c95 4db0 9a5b 56d28884f396 avatar
300
Senior Information Security Consultant
Expertise in developing Web Based Application, Database Applications and Desktop Applications Working experience in distributed environment and distributed applications Expertise in ISA Configuration, Network Security include:· Penetration Testing· Stress... more>>
Reviewed Symantec Advanced Threat Protection: Real-time threat analysis is quick, takes action...
Ioannis syrigos avatar 1434074141?1434074139
2,242
IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Syrigos is a Computer and Electrical Engineer, an Entrepreneur, co-owner and Managing Director of Stella Novus LTD, an IT consulting company running several individual online projects (Ancient-Origins.net, Members.Ancient-Origins.net, Evolving-Science.com, EnglishWithJo.com and... more>>
Carlos ortiz de zevallos torrents li?1415838208
1,006
Auditor ISO20000:2011 Auditor ISO27001:2013 (BSI Lead Auditor Certified) PEN Testing & Forensics Security Analysis (Kali Linux) Detection/Defensive Actions (IDS/IPS Onion Security: Snort, Suricata, Snoby, Squert, Sguil) Analista BPM Certificado SCRUM Manager Certificado ITIL 2 y... more>>
Dfd39ddf 9827 4e9c 8b51 6f3816d97c09 avatar
437
WordPress Developer & Consultant
Think of a person who understands the role of technology in the business, power of publishing in marketing & branding, knows how to build a website, market it and also scale it! Well, that's me. Hi, I'm Mayank Gupta and I'm your one stop for all the web/digital business requirements. In... more>>
Anonymous avatar x100
190
Linux/Cisco/Microsoft Infraestructure Manager
Working towards CCIP certification CCNP certified Interested in WMI/SNMP monitoring, Cisco technologies, open source software in Linux platforms Online gaming software

Sign Up with Email