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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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"We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities.""The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable."

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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 pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems.""The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2."

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"It is not expensive."

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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: This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.
Top Answer: The documentation is not user-friendly and it is not very easy to use. For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved. The tutorials are something… more »
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Kona Site Defender, KonaAzure Application Gateway
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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 Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 6.8. 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 Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Shape Security, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Cloudflare and F5 BIG-IP, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, F5 Advanced WAF and NGINX Web Application Firewall. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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