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Pros
"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."

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"It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""It's very user-friendly.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet"

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Cons
"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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"It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""Technical support is lacking.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Latencies are always a problem.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization.""We don't have any issues with the price.""The price is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used… more »
Top Answer: We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and… more »
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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6th
out of 30 in CDN
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1
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Rating
8.0
1st
out of 30 in CDN
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20,057
Comparisons
17,597
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
470
Rating
8.1
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Overview

Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

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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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Engineering Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Front Door is ranked 6th in CDN with 2 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 1st in CDN with 8 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 8.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Easy to implement and affordable with a fast deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Akamai, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Akamai and Akamai Prolexic Routed. See our Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare report.

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