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Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Imperva Incapsula and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Pros
"We also use it by serving our customers' cloud signaling services with on-premise APS devices.""It's very flexible and we can easily deploy it to our network. It's very user-friendly. We can do everything via the web interface and troubleshoot easily from the CLI. It's not complicated.""It's just one dashboard with mitigation. You decide which mitigation you want and at what threshold to do this or that. Its operation is pretty simple. It's easy.""Arbor has a global ranking in reliability and credibility. They are very unique and can respond to a very wide scope of threats from their global deployment.""There are a number of valuable features in this product, like Cloud Signaling and Threat Intelligence feeds.""Our customers are very happy when we provide them with the interface... They can check how many attacks they have faced and how many attacks have been blocked.""Valuable features include simple and centralized management of user access and capabilities, as well as Web 2.0 interactive attack alerting, traffic visualization, and mitigation service control.""It provides packet capture and we can block or whitelist whichever IPs we need to. Whatever traffic we want to block - and we get IPs from internal teams and from national teams - we block at the Arbor level only, because if it gets to the firewall then firewall bandwidth will be taken."

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"Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go.""This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment.""They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy.""I like the user-friendly interface.""The solution has a very good interface.""It is an effective threat mitigation tool.""The technical support is excellent.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot."

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Cons
"For troubleshooting problems, it's not so intuitive. It's not straightforward. This is the core of their kernel, so they need to improve it a little bit... In F5 I have full control of everything.""I think the diversity of protection is extremely limited. It must be expanded in future upgrades and versions.""Sometimes it blocks legitimate traffic. If a legitimate user is trying to access the server continuously, the product suspects that this is a DoS traffic file. That is a case where it needs to improve. It needs machine-learning.""Because we had some routers that were somewhat old, they were not integrated with Arbor. They did not support the NetFlow version that Arbor was running. That was a challenge. We had to upgrade the routers. Some backward-compatibility would be helpful.""The following areas need improvement: opening and tracking support tickets, online support resources, software upgrades/updates and replacement media, and event management guidelines.""On the main page there are alerts that we are unable to clear, even though the issue has been resolved.""There is definitely room for improvement in third-party intelligence and integrations.""If we want to see live traffic, we can see do so. But once an attack that lasts for five minutes is done, the data is no longer there. It would be an improvement if we could see recent traffic in the dashboard. We can check and download live traffic, but a past attack, with all the details, such as why it happened and how to mitigate and prevent such future attacks, would be helpful to see."

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"The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet.""Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments.""We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved.""Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""It's quite expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"As far as I know, they are the best in this sector, in DDoS protection. They know it, I know, because their service prices are too high. They provide cloud DDoS protection for ISPs, but that is also too expensive.""Arbor's products are very expensive. Their competitors are cheap when compared with Arbor.""I'm a technical guy. But I know it's expensive compared to its competitors. After you have the on-premise solution, for your solution to be effective you have to subscribe to an "upper level," so there's another cost. There is also a subscription to cloud services, which is another cost.""Pricing is slightly on the higher side.""Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver."

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"The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use.""The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai.""It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
Top Answer: Arbor would be the best bid, apart from Arbor, Palo Alto and Fortinet have good solutions. As this is an ISP, I would prefer Arbor.
Top Answer: Arbor has the end to end solution for DDoS protection, while Radware needs to work with their 3rd party partners.
Top Answer: Imperva Incapsula. Has the biggest POP capacity.
Top Answer: The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.
Top Answer: The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai. There's not much difference in it.
Ranking
1st
out of 40 in DDoS
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12,079
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7,064
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
943
Avg. Rating
8.5
3rd
out of 40 in DDoS
Views
14,763
Comparisons
10,765
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
555
Avg. Rating
8.2
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Also Known As
Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENTIncapsula
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Overview

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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Sample Customers
Xtel CommunicationsHitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider62%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Security Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Non Tech Company13%
Marketing Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Imperva Incapsula and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,654 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in DDoS with 13 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in DDoS with 10 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.4, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "With automatic flow specs we're able to drop that traffic before it even enters into our network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Akamai Kona Site Defender, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, AWS WAF, Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and Akamai Kona Site Defender. See our Arbor DDoS vs. Imperva Incapsula report.

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