Compare Akamai Kona vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection

Akamai Kona is ranked 6th in DDoS with 2 reviews while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 14th in DDoS with 2 reviews. Akamai Kona is rated 7.6, while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona 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 F5 Silverline DDoS Protection writes "The core features help us with compliance but the reporting needs to be improved". Akamai Kona is most compared with Shape Security, AWS WAF and Prolexic, whereas F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Akamai Kona. See our Akamai Kona vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection report.
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Pros
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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We have a lot of businesses that we put behind this solution, and it has really helped us in terms of monitoring the logs and incidents.The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.

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Cons
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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You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.The product could be improved on the global load and the integration with the other solution like Cisco and Dell. As a representor of the operation, we prefer to have one platform which can accommodate all type of integration. We are also looking for more improvements in the security policy configuration.

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6th
out of 27 in DDoS
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7.5
14th
out of 27 in DDoS
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2,741
Comparisons
2,150
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
577
Avg. Rating
7.0
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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.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a service delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform. It provides detection and mitigation to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from reaching your network.

Silverline services are wholly deployed and managed by experts from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC). That means you have access to highly specialized security experts, 24/7.

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