We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare AWS Shield vs. Akamai Web Application Protector

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Ranking
Views
918
Comparisons
814
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
Views
781
Comparisons
744
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Cloudflare, Imperva and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Comparisons
Learn More
Overview

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.

Offer
Learn more about Akamai Web Application Protector
Learn more about AWS Shield
Sample Customers
Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Cloudflare, Imperva and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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.

See our list of best Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection vendors.

We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.