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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the DDoS protection, which is the main reason we got it.
Top Answer: The interface is a little bit clunky and can be improved. It takes a while to get from here to there.
Top Answer: We use this solution primarily to prevent DDoS attacks.
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9th
out of 40 in DDoS
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27th
out of 40 in DDoS
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225
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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.

AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.

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AvidMobile, itBitnetflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
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Computer Software Company32%
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 9th in DDoS with 4 reviews while AWS Shield is ranked 27th in DDoS. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while AWS Shield is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Enables us to move faster with new products because we have this layer of protection set up in our infrastructure". On the other hand, Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Shape Security, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Cloudflare, whereas AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS, Azure DDoS Protection and Akamai Prolexic Routed.

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