Akamai Kona Site Defender vs Akamai Prolexic Routed comparison

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We performed a comparison between Akamai Kona Site Defender and Akamai Prolexic Routed based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The features are powerful and better than F5.""The solution can scale extremely well.""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.""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."

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"The solution does not have hardware or maintenance requirements and is very easy to scale."

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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.""Support and the pricing need to improve.""The pricing could be reduced a bit.""They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved."

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"The solution needs additional product options for small and medium enterprises."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Akamai is very expensive."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is a pay-as-you-go model that is charged by the hour."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The product really isn't very user-friendly. They could improve it so that it's easier for their customers to navigate and use. From a management perspective, it's difficult. Managing these rules with… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution as an application firewall.
    Top Answer:Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
    Top Answer:The solution does not have hardware or maintenance requirements and is very easy to scale.
    Top Answer:The pricing is a pay-as-you-go model that is charged by the hour. Data centers can be very expensive, so removing the hassle of hardware or maintenance and charging only for use is an effective model… more »
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    Also Known As
    Kona Site Defender, Kona
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    Overview
    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.

    Prolexic Routed provides organizations with a simple and effective way to protect all web- and IP-based applications in their data center from the threat of DDoS attacks. Offered as a flexible and comprehensive service, Prolexic Routed stops DDoS attacks in the cloud, well before they reach the data center. It provides comprehensive protection against the broadest range of DDoS attack types and defends against today’s high-bandwidth, sustained web attacks, as well as the increasing threat of potentially crippling DDoS attacks that target specific applications and services.

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    Sample Customers
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Leisure / Travel Company29%
    Retailer14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews while Akamai Prolexic Routed is ranked 17th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while Akamai Prolexic Routed is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Akamai Prolexic Routed writes "Scaling is very easy but more options are needed for enterprise environments". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas Akamai Prolexic Routed is most compared with Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS, Lumen DDoS Mitigation, Azure DDoS Protection and AWS Shield.

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