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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.

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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netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of codeTrusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
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Energy/Utilities Company15%
Marketing Services Firm15%
Engineering Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company9%
Retailer5%
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Small Business66%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise16%
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AWS Shield is ranked 27th in DDoS while Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in DDoS with 7 reviews. AWS Shield 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". AWS Shield is most compared with Akamai Kona Site Defender, Arbor DDoS, Azure DDoS Protection and Akamai Prolexic Routed, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai, F5 BIG-IP and Arbor DDoS.

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