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Pros
"It is scalable for DDoS.""It enables us to move faster with new products because we have this layer of protection set up in our infrastructure.""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."

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"The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.""We have a lot of businesses that we put behind this solution, and it has really helped us in terms of monitoring the logs and incidents.""F5 technical support is really good."

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"There are some issues with pushing configurations across a network. It still takes about 20 minutes and that means to retract it's another 20 minutes.""The WAF features definitely have a lot of room for improvement. A lot of the WAF is really basic. For some products or some of our solutions, we need to run a second layer of more advanced WAF. If it had better layer seven protection then we would not need a second WAF.""The interface is a little bit clunky and can be improved.""Could integrate more features for each security."

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"The product could be improved on the global load and the integration with the other solution like Cisco and Dell. As a representor of the operation, we prefer to have one platform which can accommodate all type of integration. We are also looking for more improvements in the security policy configuration.""You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.""In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: Again, if the solution doesn't have a web application firewall capability, it can raise the solution price. Pricing can be higher than the other solutions.
Top Answer: To make this solution much better, they must have a user-friendly configuration interface. I'm working for a partner site, so for the technical portion, it must have great troubleshooting stats. For… more »
Ranking
7th
out of 40 in DDoS
Views
8,670
Comparisons
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Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
424
Avg. Rating
8.0
10th
out of 40 in DDoS
Views
3,050
Comparisons
2,329
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
491
Avg. Rating
7.3
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Compared 15% of the time.
Also Known As
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.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a service delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform. It provides detection and mitigation to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from reaching your network.

Silverline services are wholly deployed and managed by experts from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC). That means you have access to highly specialized security experts, 24/7.

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AvidMobile, itBitSarasota County Schools
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Retailer8%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 7th in DDoS with 4 reviews while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 10th in DDoS with 3 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.4. 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, the top reviewer of F5 Silverline DDoS Protection writes "The core features help us with compliance but the reporting needs to be improved". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Shape Security, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall, whereas F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Shape Security. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection report.

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