Abhay ChrungooCTO at a tech services company
Anonymous UserInformation Security Manager at a transportation company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The solution can scale extremely well."
"Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go."
"This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment."
"They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy."
"I like the user-friendly interface."
"The solution has a very good interface."
"It is an effective threat mitigation tool."
"The technical support is excellent."
"The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot."
"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."
"The pricing could be reduced a bit."
"The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet."
"Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments."
"We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local."
"The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved."
"Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa."
"I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS."
"The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process."
"It's quite expensive."
"The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use."
"The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
"It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
"It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
"The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
"It is expensive."
Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.
Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.4. 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 Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with Akamai Prolexic Routed, AWS WAF, F5 Shape Security, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and Barracuda Web Application Firewall. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Imperva Incapsula report.
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