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We performed a comparison between Azure Front Door and Imperva DDoS 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. Imperva DDoS Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable.""You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door."

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"Imperva Incapsula has many valuable features. One, it protects the top 10 OWAS vulnerability, the open web application software platform, this is standard. Secondly, it protects against broken authentication. As well, it has remote execution of code.""The three-second service level agreement is already better than the competition.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable too. They have good tech support as well.""Technical support was very helpful.""The setup of Imperva DDoS was easy.""The solution is very good at intercepting traffic before it gets to our data centers.""The most valuable features are DDoS protection."

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

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"We had an issue when securing the web applications for DDoS protection.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""The cost could be lower; our end clients need to have a high budget to purchase this solution.""There’s nothing that’s missing in terms of features.""The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side.""Incapsula services also provides load balancing services for their service IP address environment. So far, with monitoring their services, the IP address was only changed once.""A limited tool if you're looking to customize.""Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
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  • "It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
  • "The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Pricing could be more competitive."
  • "Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
  • "The license is on a yearly basis."
  • "Varies depending on the needs of the customer."
  • "We have an issue with Imperva Incapsula in the Iraqi market because of the high price."
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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:The three-second service level agreement is already better than the competition.
    Top Answer:The solution is very affordable. It's based on the traffic utilization, the average traffic utilization, not the DDoS traffic. Therefore, if you're being DDoSed, you don't pay extra for the absorption… more »
    Top Answer:It’s hard to think of an improvement. The three-second service level agreement is already better than the competition. You would ordinarily say something like API protection. However, they've got that… more »
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    Also Known As
    Azure Front-Door
    Imperva Incapsula
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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.

    Imperva DDoS is a solution that offers protection for web applications and websites and all their associated business-critical data from cyberattacks. The cloud-based application delivery service helps improve user experiences by improving their performance. Through its security platform, Imperva DDoS also provides DDoS mitigation, a web application firewall, and a global load balancer, and includes a content delivery network — all designed to maximize performance.

    Imperva DDoS Features

    Imperva DDoS has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • API security
    • Web application firewall
    • Bot management
    • Application delivery
    • Runtime protection (RASP)
    • Discovery and assessment
    • Data protection
    • Data risk analytics
    • Data privacy
    • Application delivery control (ADC)
    • Content delivery network (CDN)
    • DDoS mitigation
    • Global server load-balancing (GSLB)
    • Web application firewall (WAF)
    • Client-side protection
    • Runtime protection

    Imperva DDoS Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Imperva DDoS. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduce web application risk: Imperva DDoS includes automatic policy creation and fast rule propagation that give your IT and security departments the ability to use third-party code without risk while working at the pace of DevOps.
    • Security from edge to database: Imperva DDoS’s WAF feature secures from edge to database, so the traffic you receive is only the traffic you want.
    • Safeguard sensitive and personal data: Imperva DDoS provides visibility into sensitive and personal data, with the controls to protect that data and the ability to unify management across cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid environments to help accommodate changing threats, new regulations, and challenging audits.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Imperva DDoS users.

    PeerSpot user, Etienne W., CDN & Cybersecurity Engineer - Web performance & security at CDN Tech / Ecritel, says, “It is a good solution that allows us to protect websites. It is stable, scalable, quick and easy to use.” He goes on to explain, “WAF protection works almost out-of-the-box. The Anti-DDoS mitigation in less than 1s, I saw it many times in production, I can say it works. CDN has high performances, and the Smart Caching mode is really "smart" (you can do some efficient caching even if you're not a specialist). Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution."

    An IT Senior Manager at an outsourcing company mentions, “The most valuable features are DDoS protection. The Incapsula [Imperva DDoS] environment helps us monitor all the web activity. All the web activity is passed through their WAF cloud services, then that can help us to monitor those activities. That can help protect against DDoS hacking.”

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, Ben D., Sales Executive at EVVO LABS, comments, "Imperva Incapsula [DDoS] has many valuable features. One, it protects the top 10 OWASP vulnerability, the open web application software platform, this is standard. Secondly, it protects against broken authentication. As well, it has remote execution of code."

    A Solutions Architect at a financial services firm states, “The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure. The solution keeps itself up to date itself and there's no customization that we need to do. It makes it extremely easy and cuts back on the amount of work required, and saves us on man-hours.”

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    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Front Door vs. Imperva DDoS
    November 2022
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    Azure Front Door is ranked 3rd in CDN with 3 reviews while Imperva DDoS is ranked 2nd in CDN with 13 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while Imperva DDoS is rated 8.6. 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 Imperva DDoS writes "Reliable with an impressive three-second SLA and reasonable pricing". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Akamai Kona Site Defender, whereas Imperva DDoS is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway. See our Azure Front Door vs. Imperva DDoS report.

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