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"It's quite affordable. It's in the middle.""We are kind of doing a POC comparison to see what works best. Pricing-wise, AWS is one of the most attractive ones. It is fairly cheap, and we like the pricing part. We're trying to see what makes more sense operation-wise, license-wise, and pricing-wise.""The pricing should be more affordable, especially as it pertains to small clients.""It has a variable pricing scheme.""AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39."

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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 WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. You can use AWS WAF to create custom rules that block common attack patterns, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, and rules that are designed for your specific application. New rules can be deployed within minutes, letting you respond quickly to changing traffic patterns. Also, AWS WAF includes a full-featured API that you can use to automate the creation, deployment, and maintenance of web security rules.

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Top Industries
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Media Company25%
Transportation Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet, Microsoft, Amazon and others in Web Application Firewall (WAF). Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 26th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) while AWS WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews. Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0, while AWS WAF is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of AWS WAF writes "Use this product to make it possible to deploy web applications securely". Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, Signal Sciences and Indusface AppTrana, whereas AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Akamai Kona Site Defender, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Azure Front Door.

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