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We performed a comparison between Cloudflare DDoS and Prolexic based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"This solution is easy to understand and easy to configure.""Cloudflare DDoS mitigates DDoS attacks.""It will take the blow rather than our applications should an attack occur.""The blocking feature is very good.""The solution has different options that can be used to differentiate DDoS attacks.""Cloudflare is simple to use.""It is a stable solution.""The capabilities of the software are strong enough for me to do what it's supposed to do. For me, we don't need to do a lot of configuration on our site. We just enable it and monitor it."

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"The solution does not have hardware or maintenance requirements and is very easy to scale."

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Cons
"The onboarding process can be improved a little bit.""Cloudflare DDoS has poor technical support.""The software has automated alerts, but the automated alerts are not available in the mobile app.""Our customers no longer use Cloudflare because its service is subpar.""The tool should provide on-premise versions. Currently, all versions are cloud-based.""The response time for support must be reduced.""There are premium tier live service and lower tier live service, so we opted for the lower tier. But there is no medium tier where we pay a little extra and get a bit more service. So if that can be improved.""The free plan has limitations. For example, I can only set up three rules, and the application firewall is unavailable."

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"The solution needs additional product options for small and medium enterprises."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The pricing is a pay-as-you-go model that is charged by the hour."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:The solution needs additional product options for small and medium enterprises. Pricing should be more transparent and visible on the website. Currently, we need to request pricing through an email… more »
    Top Answer:Our company uses the solution to provide customized infrastructure and cloud services to our customers. We currently have five to ten customers using the solution. Our model is to continue to move… more »
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    8.8
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    Also Known As
    Cloudflare DDoS Protection
    Akamai Prolexic Routed
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    Overview

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

    Akamai Prolexic is a cloud-based DDoS protection solution that defends your data center and hybrid infrastructure to ensure availability and uptime. It provides comprehensive port and protocol protection against the broadest range of DDoS attacks, including high-bandwidth sustained attacks and complex multi-vector attacks. Prolexic is available as an always-on or on-demand service, contains a Network Cloud Firewall, and offers flexible integration models based on your desired security posture across hybrid origins. Prolexic is backed by a proven platform with more than 20 Tbps of dedicated DDoS defense capacity and our 24/7/365 global SOCC for a fully managed solution.

    Prolexic stops DDoS attacks closer to the source to maximize performance for users and to maintain network resiliency through cloud distribution. Instead of originating advertisements for your prefixes from your cloud/data centers, you’ll make either a border gateway protocol route advertisement change or DNS redirection (A record or CNAME record) to originate from one of many Akamai scrubbing centers globally. Your intended traffic is then routed to the user via Anycast through the closest scrubbing center. Prolexic will inspect the traffic to determine if it is good or bad, and apply proactive and/or custom mitigation controls designed to stop attacks instantly if needed. This ensures fast and accurate DDoS protection. Clean traffic is then returned to the customer origin via GRE tunnels, Layer 2 VLAN connections, and/or VIP-to-origin back-end mapping with little perceived latency. Prolexic also features a Network Cloud Firewall that allows IT teams to auto generate or manually manage access control lists.

    Sample Customers
    crunchbase, SoFi, ao.com, LogMeIn, DigitalOcean, okcupid, Montecito, Discord, Udacity
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization28%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    May 2024
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    Cloudflare DDoS is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Prolexic is ranked 14th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews. Cloudflare DDoS is rated 8.6, while Prolexic is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cloudflare DDoS writes "Perfect from my perspective; simple, user-friendly and easy to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prolexic writes "Scaling is very easy but more options are needed for enterprise environments". Cloudflare DDoS is most compared with AWS Shield, StormWall Website Anti-DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS, Linode and Radware DefensePro, whereas Prolexic is most compared with Akamai App and API Protector, Cloudflare, Arbor DDoS, AWS Shield and Lumen DDoS Mitigation.

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