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Senior Security Analyst at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 20 2017

What is most valuable?

* Caching * DDoS protection * Web application firewall

How has it helped my organization?

It provides our customers with offload and protection for their environments.

What needs improvement?

They should allow for multiple security configurations in one account which will enhance the scalability. For business partners/resellers, there are minor issues that you can encounter when switching between the customer environments.

What other advice do I have?

First of all, in this day and age, DDoS protection is a must. Akamai is a very reliable provider and a very safe bet that will suit most environments' needs. This product is great, once it is fine-tuned. Be ready to spend some time to get all the noise filtered out each time you launch a new… more »
Infrastructure Manager at a tech vendor
Sep 01 2015

What do you think of Akamai Kona Site Defender?

Valuable Features:

Cloud security solutions

Improvements to My Organization:

Site Defender service helps prepare, respond, and optimize against modern-day web attacks.

Room for Improvement:

Cloud security solutions combination
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IT Systems & Operations Manager at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 26 2015

What do you think of Akamai Kona Site Defender?

Valuable Features

It's a very good solution. It's a clear cheaper alternative to others expensive CDN and DDOS solutions. Many sites are working with Akamai now.

Use of Solution

I've been working with them for 10 months.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Excellent and quick support. Technical Support: Excellent and quick support.

What is Akamai Kona Site Defender?

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.
Also known as
Kona Site Defender, Kona
Akamai Kona Site Defender customers
AvidMobile, itBit
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