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Top Answer: There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
Top Answer: Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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10th
out of 31 in CDN
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out of 31 in CDN
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17,943
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Rating
8.1
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Overview
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.

Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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Sample Customers
Airbnb, Audi, Cathay Pacific, E*Trade Financial, InterContinental Hotels Group, IKEA, Trulia, Warby Parker, Concur, NASDAQ OMX, NBC Olympics, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of State, Autodesk, CBC, MTV Networks, NBA, Rediff, Starz!, TV 2, Autotrader, Puma, Investec, Satuit, Schneider Versand, itBit, DISA, Sky Italia
Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Engineering Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise53%
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Akamai is ranked 10th in CDN while Cloudflare is ranked 1st in CDN with 8 reviews. Akamai is rated 0.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Akamai is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Verizon EdgeCast and AWS Global Accelerator, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Arbor DDoS.

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