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  • "The cost of this product is one of the reasons that we chose it."
  • "NS1's pricing is much more aggressive than its competitors in the market and you get more value out of what you pay for it."
  • "We pay about $30,000 a month. We used to pay about $20,000 with Dyn every month, for lower volume than we're doing right now, but it had none of the features that we have available with NS1, so it was worth it for us. It seems competitive for us, given that we're doing 4.5 billion requests."
  • "Everything can always be cheaper, but as it is today the pricing is fair."
  • "From a cost standpoint, it's certainly not the most expensive out there, and it's also not the cheapest, but it does well to balance the cost and the functionality/reliability."
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    Fast DNS provides an authoritative DNS service that offloads DNS resolution from your infrastructure to the cloud. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Fast DNS is architected for both performance and availability and can maintain a fast DNS experience even through the largest DDoS attacks. Fast DNS can be deployed as a primary or secondary solution with optional DNSSEC support to protect against DNS forgery and manipulation.

    NS1 connects the world's applications and audiences with our Application Traffic Intelligence and Automation solutions. 

    NS1's cloud-native network services, edge-to-cloud networking, and application traffic optimization technologies enable exceptional user experiences, drive IT efficiency and modernization, and ensure enterprise and application reliability and security.

    The NS1 Connect platform delivers these technologies with centralized management and visibility, flexible deployment, data and ecosystem integrations, cloud-native automation, orchestration, and internet scale, backed by simple pricing and world-class expertise.

    NS1 technologies provide a modern networking foundation that enables users to build diverse, globally distributed application footprints while avoiding vendor lock-in for critical infrastructure like CDNs and public clouds. NS1 can operate within and integrate with your existing environment, so you can deliver network services into any environment, including core networks, data centers, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid environments.

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    Sample Customers
    Otto Group
    Dropbox, Salesforce, Fox, USAA, Disney Streaming, Global Sign, Rakuten Viber, FreedomPay
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%

    Akamai Fast DNS is ranked 9th in Managed DNS while NS1 Managed DNS is ranked 1st in Managed DNS with 11 reviews. Akamai Fast DNS is rated 0.0, while NS1 Managed DNS is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NS1 Managed DNS writes "Terraform integration means all entries are created and Configuration done at deploy time, reducing manual work". Akamai Fast DNS is most compared with Amazon Route 53, Azure DNS, Cloudflare DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Google Cloud DNS, whereas NS1 Managed DNS is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Hurricane Electric Free DNS, Amazon Route 53 and Neustar UltraDNS.

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