We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The features that mitigate attacks are very valuable."
"Security is one of the most valuable features that I like. It is easy to use and easy to configure."
"I like the concept of self-service, that I can do everything on my own."
"The product offers high availability."
"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."
"The GUI needs to be improved. Right now, the solution isn't so user-friendly."
"Support is very important because if we get good support, we'll be able to sell and supply more numbers."
"You need to have pretty good internal knowledge of the solution."
"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."
Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews while Radware AppWall is ranked 15th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Radware AppWall 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 Radware AppWall writes "Stable with high availability and good dashboards". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with Akamai Prolexic Routed, AWS WAF, F5 Shape Security, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Cloudflare, whereas Radware AppWall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 Advanced WAF, AWS WAF and F5 Silverline Managed Services. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware AppWall report.
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