Compare Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware DefensePro

Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 7th in DDoS with 2 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 8th in DDoS with 6 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 7.6, while Radware DefensePro is rated 8.6. 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 Radware DefensePro writes "Secures our network for all incoming traffic against denial of service attacks and other intrusions". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with Shape Security, AWS WAF and Akamai Prolexic Routed, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Cloudflare. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware DefensePro report.
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It enables us to move faster with new products because we have this layer of protection set up in our infrastructure.It is scalable for DDoS.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.All of our traffic has to pass through the appliance, so we can very quickly mitigate the attack. This is a very valuable feature. On top of that, it's not only volumetric attack protection that the solution offers, but also layer 7 attack protection as well.The DDoS protection that the solution provides is its most valuable feature.A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks.With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era.A valuable feature is the speed of signature updates.SSL-based mitigation from DDoS attacks is good from their side. They are capable of preventing SSL-based attacks with certifications and everything loaded onto them.It has not gone down for a quite long time. It's working fine.

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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.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.

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I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.The solution needs a bit more functionality. It would be good if DefensePro could have anti-bot functionalities in order to stop bots like web scrapers from getting onto our customers’ network.I had some trouble in the registration account prior to deployment, but it was fixed. They were not very fast or responsive, however. It took about one week to resolve the issue.It could incorporate more intelligence for reacting with web site visitors.Radware DefensePro requires a continuous learning process. Using this technology, we can improve our network. Based on the different attack mechanisms, we use Radware DefensePro to provide security for our clients' networks very effectively.If they would go to a cloud-based approach, that would give much more flexibility in terms of working with them.They should add artificial intelligence to the platform. It is currently missing the machine learning piece.I would like to see better implementation of a zero-day attack implementation strategy with self-mitigation.

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The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform.It is sort of middle-of-the-road for this type of solution.The product's pricing is a good value.The cost for maintenance is cheaper because the majority of the deployments using the solution are in areas where cost of maintenance is also lower.Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated.

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Kona Site Defender, Kona"Radware Defense Pro"
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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.

DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.

Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Media Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm12%
Marketing Services Firm6%
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