Akamai Kona vs. Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall

As of June 2019, Akamai Kona is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review vs Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall which is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona writes "Keeps our sites up through any size of attack, but some of the dashboards could be better". The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall writes "If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down we can still route them and they carry on working". Akamai Kona is most compared with Shape Security, Prolexic and AWS WAF. Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Imperva Incapsula.
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Pros
It is scalable for DDoS.

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When our primary link goes down I can still get to my Cisco devices and the NetScaler devices on-prem because of the SDN solution. If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down, we can still route them, they still get internet based on the SDN solution through one of the other sites. They can carry on working.

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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.

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Security could be improved because then I can get rid of my Cisco firewalls. If they improve the security then I could run my security, my proxy, my firewalling and my SDN solution on one device instead of having to have multiple devices.

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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.Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is a comprehensive full function ICSA, Common Criteria, FIPS-certified web application firewall that analyzes all bi-directional traffic, including SSL-encrypted communication, to protect against a broad range of security threats. It provides the ability to perform deep-packet inspection of HTTP, HTTPS and XML as well as protection against OWASP top 10. NetScaler AppFirewall threat protection includes and is not limited to SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting attacks, cookie tampering, form validation and protection, HTTP and XML reply and request format validation, JSON payload inspection, signature and behavior based protections, data loss prevention (DLP) support including the monitoring of traffic for intended and unintended data exposure, DoS protection, authentication, authorization and auditing support and reporting, and policy tools that provide for easier PCI-DSS compliance verification.
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