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    Top Answer:I like its ability to identify known attacks, including DDOS attacks. It's valuable because software must be able to stop known attacks. Application attacks are evolving all the time. When it comes to… more »
    Top Answer:We found it a bit slow when accessing it through the web browser. The URL also exposed the user name and the hashed password. When I log into my Barracuda WAF user portal, I could see the username and… more »
    Top Answer:We have a web application on AWS, and we wanted just one minimum utility firewall to take care of one site with limited traffic. It is an internal website that is used by less than 200,000 employees… more »
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    Overview

    With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.

    From zero to security in minutes
    Configuring traditional web application firewalls can take days of effort. But Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service—a full-featured, cloud-delivered application security service—breaks the mold. Deploy it, configure it, and put it into full production—protecting all your apps from all the threats—in just minutes.

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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Retailer6%
    Government6%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 26th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) while Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service is ranked 21st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0, while Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service writes "A web application firewall that is useful to identify and stop known attacks". Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, Azure Front Door and AWS WAF, whereas Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service is most compared with Azure Front Door, Azure Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Cloudflare Web Application Firewall.

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