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We performed a comparison between Akamai App and API Protector and Sucuri based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Akamai App and API Protector vs. Sucuri Report (Updated: March 2024).
771,968 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution easily identifies, delays, or allows business traffic.""The product has a good user interface.""I like that the charges are all based on usage and labor costs. For the time that we spend onboarding almost 252020 FQDN, Akamai charges us only for the traffic usage, but it's only charging us for the labor costs for onboarding.""They have a fantastic tool for analyzing and viewing your traffic.""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.""It gives us a report of traffic. It gives us a report of the day-to-day URL traffic, and it also gives an individual report. If we reach out to Akamai, they give us the IPs as well.""Akamai Web Application Protector is a good solution that provides basic web application protection.""We are getting security for each and every API."

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"The most valuable part is the analytics and visualization.""Domain name scanning since it allows us to scan all our domain names and determine whether it has malware or if is reported as phishing.""I use it as a WAF, which is basically a web firewall to monitor and block traffic to our web server.""The initial setup was straightforward. Straight forward because the plugin can simply be installed and then it does its job. It's not complex, there is no learning curve. The online scan is simple, you put in the website address and the scan gives us a report on the browser itself. It's simple to use.""The initial setup was very easy.""It significantly eases the workload and streamlines the initial setup required to protect a website."

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Cons
"It would be better if there weren't any issues with latency. We had latency issues, but I think they are all solved now.""Akamai needs to focus on quickly responding to risks, even those that may potentially be of zero threat..Maybe some of the documentation is a little confusing. They have a lot of different places where you can go to get information, and some of the information is quite out of date.""Customer support has room for improvement.""The solution could offer even more integrations.""I do not see any area for improvement. Akamai is already maintaining its own databases for the security concerns, vulnerabilities, and attacks that are there. If anything, they should have a solution in the infrastructure security area as well. They should not be only in cloud cybersecurity; they should also be in infrastructure security.""The custom rules must be improved.""The product should provide a secure NTP.""It's fine for a simple tool, but as I recall, if you encounter a lot of bots, scrapers, and other things, you'll need this tool bot and this other thing they offer called Bot Manager."

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"Sucuri could provide help for specific security alerts in-line instead of requiring users to search for it in the help section.""In terms of improvement, the cost factor is always there.""The main improvement I would like to see is support for .NET applications. If they could include this feature, I would include more sites in the protection.""Confident score: Currently it does not have one and there are cases that most websites flagged are false-positives.""It would greatly benefit customers if they implemented an online chat or messaging system for quicker assistance.""I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. The reason is that we have found sometimes customers or Google saying that there is something wrong with the website but Sucuri says that the site is clean so we do have to look at the site manually which means that the Sucuri scan does not pick up anything and everything."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is no license at all for Akamai. They are going to charge us only for the usage."
  • "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."
  • "Cost depends on the volume of traffic."
  • "The solution is not expensive."
  • "The product’s price is high."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "Akamai Web Application Protector is an expensive product."
  • "Price-wise, I would say Akamai's pricing is competitive."
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  • "I’d simply say it’s really worth it."
  • "Sucuri offers different plans, both the standard plan and an advanced plan. So there are different plans to choose from."
  • "The ROI has been very good. Because of the solution, I have a tax break. The site developers were not always experienced people. We used to pay more for cleaning up the site when it was infected. Now, we have peace of mind knowing that the solution will clean up the site and that we won't have to go through the unnecessary process of restoring it from a backup. The protection on the WAF and the measures for backups have also prevented our site from going down."
  • "It stands out as a more cost-effective option compared to other cloud-based security services like Cloudflare or JetPass."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 40,000… more »
    Top Answer:The initial setup was very easy.
    Top Answer:The pricing is very reasonable. Sucuri offer other features as an add-on, such as backup, but these have an additional cost. We host the sites ourselves, so I don't take it because it was redundant.
    Top Answer:The main improvement I would like to see is support for .NET applications. If they could include this feature, I would include more sites in the protection. In future releases, perhaps Sucuri could… more »
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    Also Known As
    Akamai Web Application Protector, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender
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    Overview

    Akamai App & API Protector brings together web application firewall, bot mitigation, API security, and Layer 7 DDoS protection into a single solution. It quickly identifies vulnerabilities and mitigates threats across your entire web and API estates — even for the most complex distributed architectures. Recognized as the leading attack detection solution on the market, App & API Protector is easy to implement and use. It delivers automatic updates for security protections and provides holistic visibility into traffic and attacks.

    Sucuri gives website owners peace of mind with solutions that prevent hackers from abusing websites, and professional response services to those compromised. Sucuri is dedicated to researching the latest and emerging threats affecting websites like yours. Website security should be attainable for all website owners; we focus on making that a reality. Get back to running awesome WordPress websites. Our services are built around three principles – People. Process. Technology.
    Sample Customers
    Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
    The Loft Salon, Tom McFarlin, WPBeginner, Taylor Town, Everything Everywhere, Financial Ducks in a Row, Chubstr, Real Advice Gal, Sujan Patel, Wallao, List25, School the World
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Leisure / Travel Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Educational Organization44%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise47%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Buyer's Guide
    Akamai App and API Protector vs. Sucuri
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai App and API Protector vs. Sucuri and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Akamai App and API Protector is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews while Sucuri is ranked 21st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews. Akamai App and API Protector is rated 8.4, while Sucuri is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Akamai App and API Protector writes "Easy to learn and gives us a report of traffic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sucuri writes "Simple solution and good WAF". Akamai App and API Protector is most compared with Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Prolexic and AWS Shield, whereas Sucuri is most compared with Cloudflare, AWS WAF, SiteLock, Comodo cWatch and StackPath WAF. See our Akamai App and API Protector vs. Sucuri report.

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