Akamai Kona Site Defender vs F5 Shape Security comparison

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We performed a comparison between Akamai Kona Site Defender and F5 Shape Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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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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    Also Known As
    Kona Site Defender, Kona
    Shape Security
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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.

    The Shape technology platform, covered by 50+ patents, stops automated fraud and other attacks on web and mobile applications, including credential stuffing, account takeover, scraping, and unauthorized aggregation. Shape is one of the largest processors of login traffic in the world, protects more than 1.3 billion user accounts, and prevented more than $1 billion in fraud losses last year.

    Shape solutions leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning, among other technologies, to accurately determine in real-time if an application request is from a fraudulent source, and if so, effectively mitigate. As soon as new countermeasures are deployed, 5%-10% of attackers will typically attempt to retool and start a new attack. Shape solutions adapt and maintain full efficacy even as attackers evolve.

    The world's leading banks, airlines, retailers, hotel chains, and federal agencies rely on Shape as their primary line of defense against sophisticated cybercrime.

    Shape Solutions:

    Shape Recognize: Identify returning, known users of your website and reduce authentication friction for these users. This enables organizations using Recognize a persistent and secure login experience where good users face less login challenges while still increasing online safety.

    Shape AI Fraud Engine (SAFE): SAFE connects context across different browsers and devices used by the same user, as well as observations from across Shape’s entire network. This allows Shape's AI engine to drive down fraud each month as its engine consumes more data.

    F5 Device ID+: A real-time and precise device identifier using advanced signal collection and machine learning to assign a unique fingerprint to each device visiting your site. Simple deployment with immediate results for security, networking, and fraud. Better understand the unique devices visiting your applications.

    Shape Enterprise Defense: Invisibly protect every application from attack, fraud, and abuse. Defending the world's largest companies, Shape knows whether a request is bot or human driven and if the intent is malicious or benign. This allows Shape to prevent fraud in real-time; manage aggregated and partner access to applications and provide new data for better customer insights.

    Shape was recognized by Cybercrime Magazine as one of the Hot 150 Cybersecurity companies in 2019 and CB Insights 2019 AI 100 most promising artificial intelligence startups across the globe.

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    Sample Customers
    AvidMobile, itBit
    Wells Fargo, Loblaw, JetBlue, Zoosk
    Top Industries
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    Leisure / Travel Company29%
    Retailer14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Insurance Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while F5 Shape Security is ranked 6th in Fraud Detection and Prevention. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while F5 Shape Security 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, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas F5 Shape Security is most compared with Akamai Bot Manager, IBM Trusteer, Radware Bot Manager, ACI Fraud Management and Netacea Bot Management.

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