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We performed a comparison between AWS Shield and Azure DDoS Protection based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AWS Shield vs. Azure DDoS Protection Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The solution's ease of use is the most valuable feature.""We have integrated the tool with Active Directory. The most important feature is that it's transparent and doesn't degrade the performance of our solution. Additionally, it's easy to configure, which is crucial for us. It's easy to use and set up and stops attacks on our servers. We haven't encountered any attack problems because the solution stops them in real-time. AWS Shield specifically focuses on defending against denial-of-service attacks, making it a great solution for that type of threat.""The product has a good mechanism to analyze trends and trigger events.""I am impressed with the product's multiple features like security.""It is integrated with AWS. So, it gives you a good first step."

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"The most important feature is that the solution continuously monitors traffic by inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks.""DDoS Protection is simple to deploy and integrates seamlessly with the Azure environment. Ease of deployment is a crucial feature for us.""I like the user interface, documentation, and support. Azure DDoS Protection is one of the most valuable solutions for any endpoint that is publicly reachable through the internet. It will automatically secure all your endpoints from third-party attacks, cyber attacks, or phishing attacks.""Azure DDoS Protection offers superior protection against denial-of-service attacks.""This solution is the best option for us because we use a lot of Microsoft products. So, it is easy for us to deploy or integrate any features or products.""The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well."

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Cons
"The product should give users more flexibility to customize their security policies according to their requirements.""We end up having to pay extra for features that AWS adds that we don't need.""The management of it is a bit hard. If you don't engineer it on the front side, it is hard to go back in and change it. It could be improved in terms of architecture requirements and then ongoing support requirements as a secondary component to it. People tend to set up things like this, and they just expect it to work without the care and feeding that needs to go back into it either from an application team or a network environment team.""The product is expensive.""The product needs to improve its logs and reports to make it read better."

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"The implementation of Azure DDoS Protection results in a decrease in our bandwidth capacity and should be optimized to reduce resource consumption.""The reporting aspect and dashboard management monitoring need improvement.""Sometimes, it is hard for our staff to keep track of changes (in the GUI) between different projects, because there are constant changes. As a result, it is hard to manage, recall, and see all the features because they have been moved from one place to another.""The UI needs to be improved.""Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.""The visibility could be better. We would like to have better metrics, so we could see all the information in a central place."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It depends on your subscription level and the volume that you're spending with AWS. So, it is very relative to the consumption alignment in your subscription level. It is a well-constructed, scalable pricing option, but it is relative to how much you're spending on AWS. Because the more you spend, typically, the more you get off on services like this. I find it to be comparable to other solutions."
  • "The cost depends on traffic each month, so on average, it costs us between US$200 and US$300 per month."
  • "We pay $3000 per month for the solution."
  • "The tool's pricing is good."
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  • "You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing."
  • "The pricing is quite high. It is a monthly subscription that costs about $2,000 per month, depending on the user sizes."
  • "The pricing is good but is not the best. It could be improved so that middle-sized organizations, such as startups, can benefit from it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We have integrated the tool with Active Directory. The most important feature is that it's transparent and doesn't degrade the performance of our solution. Additionally, it's easy to configure, which… more »
    Top Answer:The product needs to improve its logs and reports to make it read better.
    Top Answer:Azure DDoS Protection offers superior protection against denial-of-service attacks.
    Top Answer:The pricing is straightforward. We enable DDoS Protection for our entire subscription. Anything with a public IP that is exposed is protected, and we don't have to do anything else.
    Top Answer:The implementation of Azure DDoS Protection results in a decrease in our bandwidth capacity and should be optimized to reduce resource consumption. I would like to have an analytic dashboard for… more »
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    Overview

    AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.

    Azure DDoS Protection, combined with application design best practices, provides defense against DDoS attacks.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Sample Customers
    netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Shield vs. Azure DDoS Protection
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Shield vs. Azure DDoS Protection and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AWS Shield is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews while Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 9th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews. AWS Shield is rated 8.6, while Azure DDoS Protection is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AWS Shield writes "The solution automatically scales according to traffic, only takes minutes to deploy, and is maintenance-free". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure DDoS Protection writes "It's simple to deploy and integrates seamlessly with the Azure environment". AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Cloudflare DDoS, Akamai App and API Protector, Prolexic and Arbor DDoS, whereas Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Azure Firewall, Azure Front Door, Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS and Microsoft Defender for Cloud. See our AWS Shield vs. Azure DDoS Protection report.

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