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Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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 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 features are powerful and better than F5.""The solution can scale extremely well.""The most valuable feature is the DDoS protection, which is the main reason we got it.""The CDN and the WAF features are the best."

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"The reporting is very good and provides us with a comprehensive description of where attacks are emanating from.""They have a hybrid model approach if a client wants to go that way.""It has kept us up and operational on a day-to-day basis, without being interrupted by an attack from outside sources.""The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.""The product integrates well with Cisco."

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

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"There needs to be more reporting.""This solution may not cover all of the requirements in situations for which I am unfamiliar, and there is always room for improvement.""The solution is a little more pricey than other options on the market.""The dashboard could be updated.""This product would be improved if ongoing live monitoring with dashboards were added."

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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 price was well over six figures."
  • "The initial cost is over $100,000 for one appliance."
  • "The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
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    Currently, the pricing is quite reasonable. We have no complaints when it comes to the cost of the solution.
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    The solution needs to improve its communication with users. Last year, there was a lot of silence on their end. There have been communication delays we would rather not deal with. There needs to be… more »
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    Also Known As
    Kona Site Defender, Kona
    "Radware Defense Pro"
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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.

    DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.

    Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.

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    AvidMobile, itBit
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 5th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews. Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.2, while Radware DefensePro 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 Radware DefensePro writes "Verbose and descriptive reporting, reliable, and it is easy to scale". Akamai Kona Site Defender is most compared with AWS WAF, Akamai Prolexic Routed, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Cloudflare and F5 Shape Security, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Fortinet FortiDDoS, Imperva Incapsula and F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM). See our Akamai Kona Site Defender vs. Radware DefensePro report.

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