Compare Cloudflare vs. Radware DefensePro

Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in DDoS with 7 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 8th in DDoS with 6 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.6, while Radware DefensePro is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "The dashboard is very well thought out, giving useful information". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Radware DefensePro writes "Secures our network for all incoming traffic against denial of service attacks and other intrusions". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Akamai and Sucuri, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Cloudflare. See our Cloudflare vs. Radware DefensePro report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Cloudflare Logo
16,803 views|14,101 comparisons
Radware DefensePro Logo
4,154 views|2,972 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
391,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The technical support is good.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.Cloudflare allows us to self-host services such as Rocket.Chat and Node-RED, in high-availability mode, thanks to round robin DNS which allows us to share one hostname between our two locations.When using services like Heroku, Cloudflare is very useful for CNAME flattening. I also use it for their end-to-end SSL with TLS authentication on nginx for securing servers.Centralized, full-featured DNS.The simplicity of the overall dashboard makes it a great product for a user like me who has less understanding of the internet than a developer or other more technical people. It gives me peace of mind. I also love the easy customization of the Page Rules.

Read more »

The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.All of our traffic has to pass through the appliance, so we can very quickly mitigate the attack. This is a very valuable feature. On top of that, it's not only volumetric attack protection that the solution offers, but also layer 7 attack protection as well.The DDoS protection that the solution provides is its most valuable feature.A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks.With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era.A valuable feature is the speed of signature updates.SSL-based mitigation from DDoS attacks is good from their side. They are capable of preventing SSL-based attacks with certifications and everything loaded onto them.It has not gone down for a quite long time. It's working fine.

Read more »

Cons
The product support needs to be accessible from more places, a wider area of coverage.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.Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript.They lack a good way to manage DNS as a company, since everything is relegated to single account logins until you get to the higher levels. They have come out with a paid feature to remedy this, but I have not had a chance to fully review it yet to know if it fixes the access problem.One area of improvement is in the Access Rules. Hypothetically, if we wanted to block or challenge traffic outside of the United States, the only way to currently do that (as far as I know) is to enter every single country outside of the United States. That could be a labor intensive job. A solution could be to enable users to create a rule where traffic is only allowed within a certain country.I think the APIs are a little bit hard for us to work with. The APIs could be more open so that we could integrate better with our SolarWinds or our monitoring solution.The reporting can definitely be improved to offer a lot more explanation on something that may have happened or has actually happened.

Read more »

I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.The solution needs a bit more functionality. It would be good if DefensePro could have anti-bot functionalities in order to stop bots like web scrapers from getting onto our customers’ network.I had some trouble in the registration account prior to deployment, but it was fixed. They were not very fast or responsive, however. It took about one week to resolve the issue.It could incorporate more intelligence for reacting with web site visitors.Radware DefensePro requires a continuous learning process. Using this technology, we can improve our network. Based on the different attack mechanisms, we use Radware DefensePro to provide security for our clients' networks very effectively.If they would go to a cloud-based approach, that would give much more flexibility in terms of working with them.They should add artificial intelligence to the platform. It is currently missing the machine learning piece.I would like to see better implementation of a zero-day attack implementation strategy with self-mitigation.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.I think the pricing is competitive. I think as far as licensing is concerned it's pretty straightforward because it's based on domain. It's just that sometimes domains could be tricky with some customers.

Read more »

The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform.It is sort of middle-of-the-road for this type of solution.The product's pricing is a good value.The cost for maintenance is cheaper because the majority of the deployments using the solution are in areas where cost of maintenance is also lower.Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which DDoS solutions are best for your needs.
391,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
2nd
out of 30 in DDoS
Views
16,803
Comparisons
14,101
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
392
Avg. Rating
8.6
8th
out of 30 in DDoS
Views
4,154
Comparisons
2,972
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
567
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Compared 20% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 6% of the time.
Compared 54% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Also Known As
"Radware Defense Pro"
Learn
Cloudflare
Radware
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.

DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.

Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.

Offer
Learn more about Cloudflare
Learn more about Radware DefensePro
Sample Customers
Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.SingleHop
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Engineering Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Marketing Services Firm18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company9%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm12%
Marketing Services Firm6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
391,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all DDoS reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.