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We performed a comparison between Akamai Kona Site Defender and Azure DDoS Protection based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Azure DDoS Protection Report (Updated: November 2022).
656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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 most important feature is that the solution continuously monitors traffic by inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks.""The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well.""This solution is the best option for us because we use a lot of Microsoft products. So, it is easy for us to deploy or integrate any features or products."

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Cons
"Support and the pricing need to improve.""The pricing could be reduced a bit.""It would be better if there weren't any issues with latency. We had latency issues, but I think they are all solved now.""They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved."

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"Sometimes, it is hard for our staff to keep track of changes (in the GUI) between different projects, because there are constant changes. As a result, it is hard to manage, recall, and see all the features because they have been moved from one place to another.""The UI needs to be improved.""Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting."

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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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  • "You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing."
  • "The pricing is quite high. It is a monthly subscription that costs about $2,000 per month, depending on the user sizes."
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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:The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well.
    Top Answer:You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing. We are an educational… more »
    Top Answer:Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.
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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.

    Azure DDoS Protection, combined with application design best practices, provides defense against DDoS attacks.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

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    Sample Customers
    AvidMobile, itBit
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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
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Azure DDoS Protection
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Azure DDoS Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews while Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 10th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while Azure DDoS Protection is rated 8.0. 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 Azure DDoS Protection writes "Continuously monitors traffic through inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door, whereas Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS, AWS Shield, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Imperva DDoS. See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Azure DDoS Protection report.

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    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.