Cloudflare SASE & SSE Platform vs WSO2 Identity Server comparison


Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Cloudflare SASE & SSE Platform
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Email Security (15th), Secure Web Gateways (SWG) (9th), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) (10th), Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection (5th), Access Management (6th), Bot Management (3rd), ZTNA as a Service (6th), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) (8th)
WSO2 Identity Server
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (7th)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) category, the mindshare of Cloudflare SASE & SSE Platform is 9.6%, up from 6.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of WSO2 Identity Server is 0.1%, up from 0.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
Unique Categories:
Email Security
Secure Web Gateways (SWG)
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)

Featured Reviews

Stefan Rusu - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 1, 2023
Helps to secure applications from public but needs improvement in documentation
We use the product to access applications that are restricted to employees only.  Cloudflare Zero Trust Platform removes the risk of exposing the applications to the public.  Cloudflare Zero Trust Platform needs to improve its documentation. It took time to do the implementation.  I have been…
Clement Hsieh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 11, 2024
Supports API integrations with different systems
My company uses multi-factor authentication and we tried using it integrating with FIDO Server. It was done to make sure that the multi-factor authentication feature gets used during the authentication process. AI can be used for better authentication, but right now, our company has not used any such feature. I recommend the product to others. It is easy to install and easy to use. Understanding a feature before you integrate a tool with other tools is important. In my company, there is another team with five to six engineers that takes care of the support part of the tool. The product has helped me to meet my security management requirements as per ISO 7001. I rate the tool a nine out of ten.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"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."
"Cloudflare Zero Trust Platform removes the risk of exposing the applications to the public."
"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 solution has different options that can be used to differentiate DDoS attacks."
"It will take the blow rather than our applications should an attack occur."
"It is a stable solution."
"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."
"This solution is easy to understand and easy to configure."
"The product's initial setup phase is easy."
"Some of the valuable features of the solution are the easy integration with processes, such as Single Sign-On. Overall WSO2 is straightforward and does not need customization."
"The solution gets the job done, and we don't have to do the main configuration."
"I would rate the solution's stability eight or nine out of ten."
"Comprehensive ecosystem."
"The keystore feature has been most valuable for us."
"The single sign-on procedure itself, as well as the ability to connect to external user sources such as Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP servers, are the solution's most valuable features."
"It's very easy to implement everything."


"The onboarding process can be improved a little bit."
"For the topic of improvement, providing some training material is one of my suggestions."
"Operating and tuning the product is difficult."
"Cloudflare DDoS has poor technical support."
"Our subscription plan for the solution has a limitation of bot signatures."
"The software has automated alerts, but the automated alerts are not available in the mobile app."
"When there are any dynamic changes in complex applications, the tool takes a lot of time, making its analytics-related area a major matter of concern where improvements are needed."
"Lacks a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center."
"This solution requires extensive knowledge to be used effectively as certain areas of its use are not user friendly."
"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective."
"I found the initial setup to be very complex."
"There needs to be a good support model and easy-to-understand documentation."
"The high availability architecture has to be improved."
"The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"The solution seems to be pretty outdated."
"Sometimes working with the code is difficult because I search for documentation about the code and how to work with the code, which is where I believe they should improve, by providing some documentation on how to work with the code."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The pricing is somewhere in the middle. I would rate the pricing a seven out of ten."
"The price tag is no longer $200,000, but rather $300,000 to $400,000. It's twice."
"Cloudflare Zero Trust Platform's pricing is good."
"The solution is not that expensive."
"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 prices are slightly expensive."
"The solution's pricing lacks transparency."
"My company has to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the solution. There are no hidden charges apart from the licensing costs of the solution."
"We have to take their support, but that is a minimal charge if I'm comparing it to other identity managers."
"WSO2 Identity Server is not an expensive solution."
"They should bring in some good pricing models to host the marketplace."
"At this time we are working with the open-source version."
"I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others."
"I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Comms Service Provider

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Cloudflare Access?
The tool also offers good scalability, and the dashboard, along with real-time analytics, is very good.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cloudflare Access?
The price of Cloudflare Access is the same as compared to Akamai, but I get better performance from Cloudflare. My company has to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the so...
What needs improvement with Cloudflare Access?
Cloudflare Access has strong integration with Microsoft, among other platforms. However, when it comes to Kaspersky, we have clients who typically encounter challenges. The usual setup involves con...
What do you like most about WSO2 Identity Server?
The product provides easy integration between API manager and IT server components.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for WSO2 Identity Server?
I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution.
What needs improvement with WSO2 Identity Server?
The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required. From an improvement perspective, the pricing of the product needs to be lowered. Multi-factor authentication is an ar...

Also Known As

Cloudflare Area 1 Email Security, Cloudflare Bot Management, Cloudflare Gateway, Cloudflare Zero Trust Platform, Cloudflare DDoS
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Sample Customers

Nutanix, ELM, AlmavivA, BDigital, StubHub, M-creations, MedVision360
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