"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."
"The features are powerful and better than F5."
"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."
"The solution can scale extremely well."
"They have a fantastic tool for analyzing and viewing your traffic."
"They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved."
"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."
"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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Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 22nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while Akamai Web Application Protector 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 Web Application Protector writes "Effective, feature-rich, and reliable, but they don't provide a free tier like Cloudflare". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and F5 Shape Security, whereas Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, Azure Front Door, AWS WAF and Radware Kubernetes WAF.
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