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"The price they are offering is quite reasonable for premium customers, but it's very expensive if you're a small and medium-sized enterprises."
"Akamai is very expensive."
"There is no license at all for Akamai. They are going to charge us only for the usage."
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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.
Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while AWS Shield is ranked 23rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while AWS Shield 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 Akamai Prolexic Routed, AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and Arbor DDoS, whereas AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS, Akamai Prolexic Routed and Cloudflare DDoS.
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