Akamai Kona Site Defender vs Signal Sciences comparison

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We performed a comparison between Akamai Kona Site Defender and Signal Sciences 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
    Signal Sciences Next-Gen WAF, Signal Sciences RASP
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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.

    Signal Sciences' next-gen web application firewall (WAF) and runtime application self protection (RASP) increase security and maintain reliability without sacrificing velocity - all at the lowest total cost of ownership.

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    Sample Customers
    AvidMobile, itBit
    Chef, Adobe, Datadog, Etsy, GrubHub, Vimeo, SendGrid, Under Armour, Duo, AppNexus
    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%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Akamai Kona Site Defender is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Signal Sciences is ranked 26th in Web Application Firewall (WAF). Akamai Kona Site Defender is rated 8.0, while Signal Sciences 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, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Cloudflare, whereas Signal Sciences is most compared with AWS WAF, Azure Web Application Firewall, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Wallarm NG WAF and Cloudflare.

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