With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.
AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.
Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 21st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection while AWS Shield is ranked 22nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0, while AWS Shield is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, AWS WAF and Signal Sciences, whereas AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure DDoS Protection, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Arbor DDoS and Akamai Prolexic Routed.
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