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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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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 code
Trusted 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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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Engineering Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise53%
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AWS Shield is ranked 23rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection while Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 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 Azure DDoS Protection, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Arbor DDoS, Akamai Prolexic Routed and Cloudflare DDoS, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and AWS WAF.

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