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Pros
"The GUI is very use-friendly. You can configure it through CLI or GUI, they give you an option to choose. It's a good solution in terms of the appliance itself. It's very light compared to other brands that offer DDoS solutions."

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"The solution has a very good interface.""The technical support is excellent.""Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""It is an effective threat mitigation tool.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud.""Simplifies putting everything in code.""It's very pretty easy to onboard the URL."

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Cons
"They have a cloud scrubbing feature that redirects the traffic if the on-prem appliance can't accommodate a large amount of traffic but it's not available where we are."

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"It's quite expensive.""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.""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.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""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.""Imperva always needs to adjust to new versions of cyber attacks, it needs to be faster, improve the resiliency of the software of the solution.""It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution."

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  • "The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
  • "It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
  • "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."
  • "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 expensive."
  • "Pricing could be more competitive."
  • "Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
  • "The license is on a yearly basis."
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    Hi Sean, What is your user case? i.e. Enterprise, Service Provider, MSP etc. I am partial to A10 Thunder TPS. Regards, Darryl Theron 
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    It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.
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    We have a yearly contract and I am happy with the pricing. Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer. In these cases, our… more »
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    Incapsula
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    Overview

    The Thunder TPS is a family of high-performance DDoS defense solutions that detect and mitigate multi-vector DDoS attacks. Unlike traditional DDoS defenses that leave a wake of collateral damage against users, Thunder TPS applies a source-based defense-in-depth mitigation pipeline. This multimodal defense that includes actionable DDoS weapons intelligence, operator definable adaptive policies, and machine learning-powered Zero-Day Automated Protection (ZAP) blocks attackers while protecting real users.

    The Thunder TPS is uniquely suited for communication service providers, online gaming, and enterprise network operators who protect large networks and need compact solutions with faster response from a fully automated, zero-touch defense during an attack.

    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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    DDoS defense solution trusted for more than 200 service providers, online gaming, and enterprises including; Bungie, Comcast, KDDI Corporation, Leaseweb, Microsoft Azure, NTT Docomo, Softbank, Turkcell Superonline, Verizon and more.
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    University6%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    A10 Thunder TPS is ranked 17th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 15 reviews. A10 Thunder TPS is rated 8.0, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of A10 Thunder TPS writes "A10 Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System) is the world’s highest-performance DDoS protection solution, leading the industry in precision, intelligent automation, scalability, and performance. ". 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". A10 Thunder TPS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Radware DefensePro, F5 Silverline Managed Services and Corero, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway.

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