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We performed a comparison between Cloudflare DDoS and Radware DefensePro 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 Cloudflare DDoS vs. Radware DefensePro Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"The blocking feature is very good.""The solution has different options that can be used to differentiate DDoS attacks.""Cloudflare DDoS mitigates DDoS attacks.""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.""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.""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.""Cloudflare DDoS is better than its competitors for its security, deployment, and scalability.""It will take the blow rather than our applications should an attack occur."

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"With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era.""It has kept us up and operational on a day-to-day basis, without being interrupted by an attack from outside sources.""The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.""They have a hybrid model approach if a client wants to go that way.""SSL-based mitigation from DDoS attacks is good from their side. They are capable of preventing SSL-based attacks with certifications and everything loaded onto them.""The product integrates well with Cisco.""A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks."

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"Cloudflare DDoS has poor technical support.""The tool should provide on-premise versions. Currently, all versions are cloud-based.""The free plan has limitations. For example, I can only set up three rules, and the application firewall is unavailable.""The onboarding process can be improved a little bit.""Lacks a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center.""The software has automated alerts, but the automated alerts are not available in the mobile app.""Our subscription plan for the solution has a limitation of bot signatures.""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."

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"It could incorporate more intelligence for reacting with web site visitors.""Right now, we have DefensePro 6. The only complaint I have is that SSL inspection, when activated, consumes a lot of resources on the machine. We are currently reviewing a possible change to DefensePro X, the new version, which has a separate module with its processors.""The dashboard could be updated.""It would be ideal if they could expand protocol support to cover emerging communication standards and ensure comprehensive protection against diverse attack vectors.""I would like to see better implementation of a zero-day attack implementation strategy with self-mitigation.""APSolute Vision needs to be more granular so that it's possible to get real-time information.""We would like to have seven-layer functionality.""There's room for improvement in the clarity of the feedback provided by the command service in the CLI."

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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 product's pricing is a good value."
  • "The cost for maintenance is cheaper because the majority of the deployments using the solution are in areas where cost of maintenance is also lower."
  • "Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated."
  • "It is sort of middle-of-the-road for this type of solution."
  • "The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform."
  • "The price was well over six figures."
  • "The initial cost is over $100,000 for one appliance."
  • "The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 dashboard is the best part, and there is also the ease of operations.
    Top Answer:It is expensive. I would rate it a 7 out of 10 for pricing.
    Top Answer:As a service provider, we are expecting the multi-tenancy feature on the dashboard and reporting side. It will help share reports with customers in real-time. They can directly see them online. We are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cloudflare DDoS Protection
    "Radware Defense Pro"
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    Protect your Internet properties with a cloud-based, always-on DDoS protection, powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always learning global network

    Radware DefensePro is a next-generation robust Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solution. The solution provides real-time network intrusion prevention that will protect an organization's valuable ecosystem from being damaged or immobilized by malicious attacks or threats. Radware DefensePro will aggressively protect an organization's network to negate any potential downtime and minimize any vulnerabilities caused by theft, malware, ransomware, or any other potential network attack scenario.

    Radware DefensePro is also very effective in defending against IoT-based, Burst, DNS, and TLS/SSL attacks to ensure organizations are able to stay protected against emerging network multivector attacks, ransom DDoS campaigns, IoT botnets, phantom floods, and many other types of cyberattacks common in the marketplace today.

    Radware DefensePro provides users with the following branded security protocols:

    • Reputation Engine: A real-time anti-phishing, anti-trojan protocol that is able to discover any potential threats that have been developed to cause disruption in the financial sector, information theft, and by the dissemination of malware. 
    • Denial of Service Protection: This protocol is designed to protect against DDoS attacks by discovering any potential threats and any additional anomalous behavior in real-time and will thoroughly investigate each and every new connection to ensure their validity to the network and maintain security.
    • Network Behavior Analysis (NBA): This protocol utilizes a Radware patented real-time behavioral-based next-generation signature technology to intuitively discover suspicious behaviors that may predict an attack. The NBA protocol immediately uses that data to block the attack.
    • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Built on an intuitive stateful static signature detection technology, IPS will glean from systematic and emergency updates to comprehensively protect the organization's network.

    Radware DefensePro has many valuable benefits. Some of its most valuable benefits include:

    • Prevent system downtime.
    • Minimize employee downtime.
    • Maintain peak performance.
    • Minimize network attack surface.
    • Minimize overall risk.
    • Improve response time to potential threats.
    • Improve defense and security.
    • Protect the organization's brand and reputation.
    • Cost-effective
    • Excellent Return on Investment

    Regrettably, DDoS attacks are on the rise in today’s busy marketplace.  As these types of attacks become more sophisticated and pervasive, it is incumbent on today’s busy enterprise organizations to ensure they have an effective and aggressive DDoS solution in place. Radware DefensePro is a valued-added effective solution to consider.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “The most important thing for me right now in the Radware portfolio is that Radware went to the cloud and has a flexible model based on virtual machines that can be delivered in our data center model, which could be delivered via the public cloud. That’s the big advantage of Radware, from my perspective.” A Senior Product Manager - ICT Solutions, Marketing, and Development of Cybersecurity at a comms service provider

    “The important features include automated protection and defense against many attacks. It's important that our networks are protected in the Radware cloud.” John P., Network Architect at Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones

    “In terms of the environment that I work in, the SSL, DNS, and HTTP are all valuable features. This is a very technologically simple and effective solution.” Aliasgar R. System Engineer at Check Point Software Technologies

    Sample Customers
    crunchbase, SoFi,, LogMeIn, DigitalOcean, okcupid, Montecito, Discord, Udacity
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Outsourcing Company6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Educational Organization48%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise56%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloudflare DDoS vs. Radware DefensePro
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare DDoS vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Cloudflare DDoS is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 5th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 23 reviews. Cloudflare DDoS is rated 8.6, while Radware DefensePro is rated 8.4. 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 Radware DefensePro writes "Regular signature update with good reporting and analytics". Cloudflare DDoS is most compared with AWS Shield, Prolexic, StormWall Website Anti-DDoS Protection, Arbor DDoS and Fastly, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Imperva DDoS, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Allot DDoS Secure. See our Cloudflare DDoS vs. Radware DefensePro report.

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