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"This solution can be used for web , video and media caching and streaming."

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"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.""It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."

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"Their support is very slow. If you file a support ticket, it takes a long time before it gets resolved."

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"There is room for improvement and they're working on it.""We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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  • "This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
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  • "It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
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    We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
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    You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.
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    The pricing is pretty good. It's reasonably priced in general.
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    Azure Front-Door
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    Overview
    Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.

    Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

    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
    Airbnb, Audi, Cathay Pacific, E*Trade Financial, InterContinental Hotels Group, IKEA, Trulia, Warby Parker, Concur, NASDAQ OMX, NBC Olympics, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of State, Autodesk, CBC, MTV Networks, NBA, Rediff, Starz!, TV 2, Autotrader, Puma, Investec, Satuit, Schneider Versand, itBit, DISA, Sky Italia
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Akamai is ranked 10th in CDN with 1 review while Azure Front Door is ranked 3rd in CDN with 3 reviews. Akamai is rated 8.0, while Azure Front Door is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Akamai writes "Stable and scalable solution which offers good functionality once properly setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Provides a rich toolset for security, directing traffic, and rewriting headers and URLs". Akamai is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula, Windows Azure CDN, Verizon EdgeCast and AWS Global Accelerator, whereas Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare and Akamai Kona Site Defender.

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