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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.

With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.

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Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is ranked 27th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection while Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 17th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review. Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is rated 0.0, while Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Akamai Web Application Protector writes "Effective, feature-rich, and reliable, but they don't provide a free tier like Cloudflare". Akamai Kona DDoS Defender is most compared with Akamai Kona Site Defender and AWS Shield, whereas Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Azure Front Door, AWS WAF and Radware Kubernetes WAF.

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