Akamai Kona Competitors and Alternatives

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Abhay Chrungoo
Real User
CTO at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a SaaS solution and so it's scalable outside of our infrastructure. That's the most valuable thing for us.

How has it helped my organization?

It enables us to move faster with new products because we have this layer of protection set up in our infrastructure. It saves time and gives us a consistent way to export those services.

What needs improvement?

The WAF features definitely have a lot of room for improvement. A lot of the WAF is really basic. For some products or some of our solutions, we need to run a second layer of more advanced WAF. If it had better layer seven protection then we would not need a second WAF. We use Akamai because it's… more»

What other advice do I have?

As far as DDoS protection is concerned, I'm firmly in the Akamai Kona box. In terms of consistency, I think people should consider API-based adoption for Kona configuration. That gives us a broader state which looks and feels the same, and a small team can support it rather than needing a large team… more»
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