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We performed a comparison between Azure Front Door and Cloudflare based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two CDN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable.""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."

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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.""Generally, I am satisfied with this product.""What I like best about Cloudflare is that my company can use it to trace and manage applications and monitor traffic. The solution tells you if there's a spike in traffic. Cloudflare also sends you a link to check your equipment and deployment and track it through peering, so it's a valuable tool.""The solution provides good load balancing and protection against DDoS attacks.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."

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Cons
"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.""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.""There is room for improvement and they're working on it."

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"It would be good if Cloudflare could have more servers for better traffic routing or an increase in the traffic routed. This is what I'd like to improve in Cloudflare.""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.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""We are a product integrator and reseller, and we would like to have a better partner relationship, similar to a channel sales relationship. Sometimes we are on our own or get diverted by Cloudflare because they have direct sales, which competes with us and makes it difficult to build a relationship with this company since we want to be an MSP or a managed service provider for the solution.""Latencies are always a problem.""Support response time could be improved.""There are some issues with the CDN services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
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  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The solution is expensive when compared to other products but offers unlimited bandwidth."
  • "It's a premium model. You can start at zero and work your way up to the enterprise model, which has a very high pricing level."
  • "In terms of licensing costs, we don't pay for licensing for Cloudflare. We only establish communication, then for peering, Cloudflare takes care of the cross-connection in different data centers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    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:We are a product integrator and reseller, and we would like to have a better partner relationship, similar to a channel sales relationship. Sometimes we are on our own or get diverted by Cloudflare… more »
    Top Answer:We are partners with Cloudflare. I would rate Cloudflare an eight out of ten.
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    Azure Front-Door
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    Overview

    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.

    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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    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 Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    Engineering Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,774 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Front Door is ranked 3rd in CDN with 3 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 1st in CDN with 8 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Provides a rich toolset for security, directing traffic, and rewriting headers and URLs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Traces and manages applications and monitors traffic; easy to set up and scale, and has knowledgeable technical support". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Akamai and AWS WAF, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva DDoS, Akamai, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Arbor DDoS and AWS WAF. See our Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare report.

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