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  • "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."
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    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… more »
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    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.
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    They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved.
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    Also Known As
    Kona DDoS Defender
    Kona Site Defender, Kona
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    Overview

    Managed DDoS protection service for critical websites and web applications

    Kona DDoS Defender helps organizations better protect their websites from DoS and DDoS attacks. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona DDoS Defender can stop even the largest DDoS attacks at the edge of the network before they reach your application. Kona DDoS Defender comes with managed attack response provided by Akamai’s 24x7 global Security Operations Center and can be enhanced with Site Shield to cloak the application origin.

    Akamai's Kona Site Defender extends security beyond the data center while maintaining site performance and availability in the face of fast-changing threats. It leverages the power of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to detect, identify and mitigate Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks before they ever reach the origin.
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    Sample Customers
    Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
    AvidMobile, itBit
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer5%
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    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    April 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: April 2022.
    596,362 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is ranked 27th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection while Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 5th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews. Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is rated 0.0, while Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is most compared with Akamai Web Application Protector and AWS Shield, whereas Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall.

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