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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»
Real User
Security Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Mar 24 2019

What is most valuable?

* It is scalable for DDoS. * Keeps our sites up through any size of attack. * It has a good breadth of controls. * From a general security platform perspective, it's quite nice. It allows you to have rotating blacklists.

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of mean time to detect, what we usually see is that it mitigates. It has also improved staff productivity be about 20 percent.

What needs improvement?

* I would like to see some non-related reputation categories. If they had some way of detecting activity on their platform, that would be helpful. * Web request analytics is hard to do between them and us. * There are some issues with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before Akamai we didn't have a solution. With Akamai, we get the speed we need.

What other advice do I have?

Keep your eyes open. There are a lot of solutions out there. You can even see products being deployed in the public cloud, which is nice for scaling up. Keep your eyes on the horizon. There's a lot to look forward to. For Kona, we use… more»

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Akamai's Kona Site Defender extends security beyond the data center while maintaining site performance and availability in the face of fast-changing threats. It leverages the power of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to detect, identify and mitigate Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks before they ever reach the origin.
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