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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature is the custom rules feature. This is because many of our customers require a lot of custom rules. Because it's a very customized project for our customers, I think they have the best of everything already."

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"The integration with CounterBreach is great.""Currently, we have audit features for auditing databases, for example, granular auditing, which we really enjoy. We've been using it to check what users do.""The technical support for Imperva is super, super, super.""They have very good documentation and knowledgebase resources that add to the depth of their support.""The company focuses on and has a passion for security.""It has a user-friendly interface. It is a stable and scalable product.""The discovery module provides good visibility.""It has a very user-friendly interface that's very detailed."

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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.""They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved."

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"Database security from the access management perspective could be better.""The solution is expensive.""Imperva needs to improve their cloud capabilities.""Its reporting can be improved. The reporting feature is currently not good enough for our clients.""Reporting could be improved.""Overall, it's a very good product but they could do with some modifications log-wise.""It is very expensive. Its price can be better.""I would like to see integration such that there is support for different kinds of environments, such as on-premises versus cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Akamai is very expensive.""There is no license at all for Akamai. They are going to charge us only for the usage.""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."

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"They have introduced new price models, which makes the product more affordable now.""The price is very high but compared to the price of the overall solution, then I think it's a good deal because the solution itself is great.""It is very expensive.""This is an expensive solution and the price should be reduced.""The price of the solution is reasonable and it requires a license."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is reasonable and it requires a license.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by having more integration.
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6,935
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
396
Rating
8.2
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out of 19 in Database Security
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8,218
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4,667
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
453
Rating
7.7
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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.

Imperva SecureSphere Database Security:

  • Audits all access to sensitive data.
  • Alerts or blocks database attacks and unauthorized activities, in real time.
  • Detects and virtually patches database vulnerabilities.
  • Identifies excessive user rights and dormant users, and enables a complete rights review cycle.
  • Accelerates incident response and forensics investigations with advanced analytics.
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Sample Customers
AvidMobile, itBit
BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Large Enterprise70%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise49%
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is ranked 2nd in Database Security with 9 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is rated 8.0. 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 Imperva SecureSphere Database Security writes "Great discovery module feature; scans and blocks whatever is necessary". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with Akamai Prolexic Routed, AWS WAF, F5 Shape Security, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Cloudflare, whereas Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is most compared with IBM Guardium Data Protection, Oracle Audit Vault, DataSunrise Database Security, Imperva Incapsula and IDERA SQL Secure.

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