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  • "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 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 »
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    We primarily use the solution as an application firewall.
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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.

    AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.

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    Sample Customers
    AvidMobile, itBit
    netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Media Company13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while AWS Shield is ranked 23rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while AWS Shield is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Kona Site Defender writes "Great technical support, scales extremely well, and is very stable". On the other hand, Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and F5 Silverline Managed Services, whereas AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS, Akamai Prolexic Routed and Cloudflare DDoS.

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