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We performed a comparison between AWS Shield and Cloudflare DDoS 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. Cloudflare DDoS Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"I am impressed with the product's multiple features like security.""It is integrated with AWS. So, it gives you a good first step.""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.""The solution's ease of use is the most valuable feature."

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"It will take the blow rather than our applications should an attack occur.""It is a stable solution.""The best feature is rate limiting. If I'm expecting 500 visits per hour, Cloudflare will limit the requests if I suddenly get 50,000.""The blocking feature is very good.""Cloudflare is by far the most effective solution that I have come across.""Cloudflare DDoS is better than its competitors for its security, deployment, and scalability.""The simplicity of the solution is its valuable features as almost no effort was needed to learn the configurations. It is also one of the cheapest firewalls available in this category.""Cloudflare is simple to use."

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Cons
"The product needs to improve its logs and reports to make it read better.""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 product is expensive.""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."

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"Our customers no longer use Cloudflare because its service is subpar.""Operating and tuning the product is difficult.""The onboarding process can be improved a little bit.""Cloudflare DDoS has poor technical support.""The free plan has limitations. For example, I can only set up three rules, and the application firewall is unavailable.""Our subscription plan for the solution has a limitation of bot signatures.""The software has automated alerts, but the automated alerts are not available in the mobile app.""Lacks a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center."

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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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  • "The price tag is no longer $200,000, but rather $300,000 to $400,000. It's twice."
  • "The pricing of the solution is cheap. The licensing cost is also very low. I rate the cost and pricing a three out of ten."
  • "The solution is not that expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing lacks transparency."
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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:Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
    Top Answer:Cloudflare DDoS mitigates DDoS attacks.
    Top Answer:The solution's pricing lacks transparency. You never know what you're paying for, and even their team sometimes cannot give you a correct answer on how they calculate something.
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    Also Known As
    Cloudflare DDoS Protection
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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.

    Protect your Internet properties with a cloud-based, always-on DDoS protection, powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always learning global network

    Sample Customers
    netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
    crunchbase, SoFi, ao.com, LogMeIn, DigitalOcean, okcupid, Montecito, Discord, Udacity
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Shield vs. Cloudflare DDoS
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Shield vs. Cloudflare DDoS and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    771,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AWS Shield is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews while Cloudflare DDoS is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews. AWS Shield is rated 8.6, while Cloudflare DDoS 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 Cloudflare DDoS writes "Perfect from my perspective; simple, user-friendly and easy to configure". AWS Shield is most compared with Cloudflare, Azure DDoS Protection, Akamai App and API Protector, Prolexic and Arbor DDoS, whereas Cloudflare DDoS is most compared with Prolexic, StormWall Website Anti-DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS, Linode and Radware DefensePro. See our AWS Shield vs. Cloudflare DDoS report.

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