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

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"The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""It's very user-friendly.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet"

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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 should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Latencies are always a problem.""Technical support is lacking.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""There are some issues with the CDN services."

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  • "This is a very expensive solution but it works well."
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  • "The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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    There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
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    Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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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.

    Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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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
    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company6%
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    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Media Company5%
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Akamai is ranked 10th in CDN with 1 review while Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in CDN with 8 reviews. Akamai is rated 8.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. 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 Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Akamai is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Verizon EdgeCast and AWS Global Accelerator, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Fortinet FortiWeb.

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