Akamai App and API Protector vs StackPath WAF comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Akamai App and API Protector
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
8th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
27
Ranking in other categories
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection (3rd), Cloud and Data Center Security (10th)
StackPath WAF
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
29th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Featured Reviews

Pranav Vashisht - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 2, 2023
Easy to learn and gives us a report of traffic
There are some challenges. I have been interacting with their support about an issue. In terms of precedence of Akamai rules, the last one is implemented. That is the one that is operational. If two rules contradict, the last one is implemented. We had a clash, but it was really tough to find that out. I would like to have a rulebook because, in their architecture documentation, it is not mentioned anywhere that if two rules clash, the last one works, and if it does not work, then what to do. This is something we were debating today with their tech support. With AWS, we get documents for the issues so that they do not occur in the future. Akamai's support and knowledge base needs to be improved.
FC
Oct 4, 2023
Stable product with an easy setup process
We use StackPath WAF to protect small websites for our customers The product’s most valuable is WAF. The authentication feature helps us protect WordPress sites. The product’s performance for caching feature needs improvement. It could provide high security to handle large traffic volumes for…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"I have contacted the support team of Akamai... I am happy with their responses and answers to my problems."
"The most valuable feature is the custom rules feature. This is because many of our customers require a lot of custom rules. Because it's a very customized project for our customers, I think they have the best of everything already."
"The solution easily identifies, delays, or allows business traffic."
"The support that we got from their technical team has been fantastic. I have never experienced this level of support from other CDN providers."
"Traffic filtering and WAF are valuable."
"We are getting security for each and every API."
"It is scalable for DDoS."
"The features are powerful and better than F5."
"The product’s most valuable is WAF. The authentication feature helps us protect WordPress sites."
 

Cons

"Could integrate more features for each security."
"The performance of the cloud monitoring tool is low."
"The product should provide a secure NTP."
"Akamai App and API Protector is very new to me, so I do not have any insights on improvement areas for the product. However, when we ask for some help, it can take some time. We understand that the job is done by professionals, but if that time can be reduced, it would be great."
"The pricing could be reduced a bit."
"One area where Akamai can improve is the captcha part. Cloudflare provides a captcha if there are a certain number of threats. For example, I can assign that if there are 10 requests within a second from a single IP, it should send a captcha to the user. The user should fill in the captcha, and only after that, the user should be able to access our website. This captcha feature should be built into Bot Manager. I love this captcha feature of Cloudflare."
"The solution could offer even more integrations."
"It would be nice if Akamai Web Application Protector's price is lowered and made cheaper."
"The product’s performance for caching feature needs improvement."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price they are offering is quite reasonable for premium customers, but it's very expensive if you're a small and medium-sized enterprises."
"Akamai Web Application Protector is an expensive product."
"The product is expensive, but it is worth the money."
"The product’s price is high."
"There is no license at all for Akamai. They are going to charge us only for the usage."
"If you want quality, you have to pay the price. Its price is fair. Their account managers are also very helpful. They help you a lot with pricing even though they are working with Akamai."
"The solution is not expensive."
"Cost depends on the volume of traffic."
"The product is affordable."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
28%
Computer Software Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Insurance Company
6%
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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What needs improvement with Akamai Web Application Protector?
The custom rules must be improved. If we have a domain to be monitored, we can use the solution to alert us if a certain specification is met. If we need only 20,000 transactions, but there are 40,...
What do you like most about StackPath WAF?
The product’s most valuable is WAF. The authentication feature helps us protect WordPress sites.
What needs improvement with StackPath WAF?
The product’s performance for caching feature needs improvement. It could provide high security to handle large traffic volumes for multiple websites.
 

Also Known As

Akamai Web Application Protector, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender
StackPath Web Application Firewall
 

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Sample Customers

Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
Robotics Cats, Jewlr
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