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"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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"We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities.""The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The pricing is quite good."

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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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"The pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems.""The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2.""Scalability can be an issue.""The monitoring on the solution could be better."

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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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Top Answer: It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.
Top Answer: This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.
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2nd
out of 39 in DDoS
Views
19,962
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Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
485
Rating
8.0
Views
15,647
Comparisons
14,028
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
434
Rating
7.6
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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.

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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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.
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
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 Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government5%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business66%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise54%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise64%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
464,857 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in DDoS with 6 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 9 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Akamai, Arbor DDoS, F5 BIG-IP and AWS WAF, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, F5 Advanced WAF and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our Cloudflare vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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