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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.""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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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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Also Known As
Kona Site Defender, Kona
Black Lotus, CenturyLink DDoS Mitigation
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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.

Today’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are growing in size, frequency and complexity. No enterprise is immune to these threats. Application availability, website uptime and infrastructure accessibility are all critical for business continuity. Every minute of downtime can result in lost productivity and revenue. Scrubbing center mitigation techniques alone are not designed to manage today’s massive, highly sophisticated and distributed attacks. To defend against a variety of attack types, it’s essential to deploy a multi-layered security approach backed by extensive threat research. CenturyLink provides layers of defense through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with advanced network-based detection and mitigation scrubbing center solutions. Our mitigation approach is informed by threat intelligence derived from visibility across our global infrastructure and data correlation. Tailored for any business and IT/security budget, our flexible managed service can proactively detect and mitigate the threats of today to help ensure business-as-usual for employees, partners and customers.

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AvidMobile, itBit
TMG Health, MetalForming Inc., Atlantic 10 Conference, Spil Games, Tickets.com
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Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Insurance Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business30%
Large Enterprise70%
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 5th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while Lumen DDoS Mitigation is ranked 24th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Lumen DDoS Mitigation 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 F5 Shape Security, whereas Lumen DDoS Mitigation is most compared with Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Radware DefensePro and Fastly.

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