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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is that it has a free version. They give us the free version with the anti-DDoS features and also the load balancing solution.""The technical support is good.""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."

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"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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Cons
"If they improve on the placement of their data centers, it would be better. I'm living in a remote area. I would like to connect to them without any kind of lag.""The product support needs to be accessible from more places, a wider area of coverage.""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."

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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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"There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.""The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."

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"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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Top Answer: Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
Top Answer: Imperva Incapsula. Has the biggest POP capacity.
Top Answer: It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.
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out of 39 in DDoS
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19,962
Comparisons
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Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
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out of 39 in DDoS
Views
2,443
Comparisons
2,214
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
759
Rating
9.0
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Overview

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.

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company15%
Marketing Services Firm15%
Engineering Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company10%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business66%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise54%
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Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in DDoS with 6 reviews while Fastly is ranked 10th in DDoS with 1 review. Cloudflare is rated 8.0, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai, Arbor DDoS and Reblaze, whereas Fastly is most compared with Akamai, Limelight Content Deliver, AWS WAF, Windows Azure CDN and StackPath CDN.

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