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"The most valuable feature is the DDoS protection, which is the main reason we got it.""The CDN and the WAF features are the best.""The solution can scale extremely well.""The features are powerful and better than F5.""I like that the charges are all based on usage and labor costs. For the time that we spend onboarding almost 252020 FQDN, Akamai charges us only for the traffic usage, but it's only charging us for the labor costs for onboarding."

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"This solution is the best option for us because we use a lot of Microsoft products. So, it is easy for us to deploy or integrate any features or products."

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Cons
"The interface is a little bit clunky and can be improved.""Could integrate more features for each security.""The pricing could be reduced a bit.""Support and the pricing need to improve.""It would be better if there weren't any issues with latency. We had latency issues, but I think they are all solved now."

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"Sometimes, it is hard for our staff to keep track of changes (in the GUI) between different projects, because there are constant changes. As a result, it is hard to manage, recall, and see all the features because they have been moved from one place to another."

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"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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"You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing."

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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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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.

Azure DDoS protection, combined with application design best practices, provide defense against DDoS attacks.

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Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Large Enterprise67%
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews while Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 20th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Azure DDoS Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure DDoS Protection writes "Good support and integration with other Microsoft products, but it can be hard to keep track of changes in the GUI". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with Akamai Prolexic Routed, AWS WAF, F5 Shape Security, Cloudflare and Arbor DDoS, whereas Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Cloudflare, AWS Shield, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Arbor DDoS and Fortinet FortiDDoS.

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