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Top Answer: The solution can scale extremely well.
Top Answer: The product really isn't very user-friendly. They could improve it so that it's easier for their customers to navigate and use. From a management perspective, it's difficult. Managing these rules with… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as an application firewall.
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Kona Site Defender, Kona
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Overview
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.

With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.

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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Large Enterprise71%
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 30th in Web Application Firewall (WAF). Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Shape Security, Cloudflare and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, Signal Sciences and AWS WAF.

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