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We performed a comparison between Azure DDoS Protection and Cloudflare 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 Azure DDoS Protection vs. Cloudflare report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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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"It's very user-friendly.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."

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Cons
"Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.""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."

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"The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Latencies are always a problem.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""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."

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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."
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  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well.
    Top Answer: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. We are an educational… more »
    Top Answer:Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.
    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:There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
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    Overview

    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.

    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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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure DDoS Protection vs. Cloudflare
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure DDoS Protection vs. Cloudflare and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 12th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 2 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 5 reviews. Azure DDoS Protection is rated 8.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure DDoS Protection writes "Good support and integration with other Microsoft products, but it can be hard to keep track of changes in the GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "An intuitive solution that's great for a small business". Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Akamai Kona Site Defender, AWS Shield, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Imperva DDoS, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva DDoS, Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai and F5 Silverline Managed Services. See our Azure DDoS Protection vs. Cloudflare report.

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