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

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"The solution has a very good interface.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.""The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure.""DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website.""The technical support is excellent.""It blocks all types of attacks.""It is an effective threat mitigation tool."

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Cons
"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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"A limited tool if you're looking to customize.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""Certificate management could be improved.""The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""Users would benefit from better documentation. There is official documentation, but sometimes we need more detail. We have some use cases that are not so run of the mill. It would be great if there was a knowledge base that we could go to for more answers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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"The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai.""The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay.""It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic.""It is expensive.""It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute.
Top Answer: In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively.
Top Answer: It's not easy to start with Fastly if you don't have VCL knowledge, so it appears very complex at the beginning. Even though the documentation is well done, you need to practice a lot to be able to do… more »
Top Answer: Simplifies putting everything in code.
Top Answer: This is a very limited tool if you're looking to customize. It would be helpful if Imperva would provide additional resources for Terraform that can easily be deployed. There are some cases where… more »
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5th
out of 31 in CDN
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2,617
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1
Average Words per Review
759
Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 31 in CDN
Views
12,517
Comparisons
8,849
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
555
Rating
8.3
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Overview
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.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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Sample Customers
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
Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company8%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Non Tech Company12%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise41%
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Fastly is ranked 5th in CDN with 1 review while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 2nd in CDN with 11 reviews. Fastly is rated 9.0, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". Fastly is most compared with AWS WAF, Cloudflare, Akamai, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Lumen Content Delivery Network, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway.

See our list of best CDN vendors, best Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendors, and best Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection vendors.

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