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We performed a comparison between Cloudflare and F5 Silverline Managed Services 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 vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""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.""Generally, I am satisfied with this product.""It's very user-friendly.""Many websites require an SSL certificate because they sell stuff and want SSL. Cloudflare comes with an SSL certificate built in. It's automatic. You sign yourself up for Cloudflare, and an SSL certificate automatically protects your website. You don't necessarily need a certificate if you have a connection between your website and your host, the server, Cloudflare, and the host.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution."

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"The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is it becomes similar to a distributed architecture.""The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is the benchmark performance.""Most vendors fulfill the requirements for standard DDoS protection, but F5 Silverline Managed Services has a better understanding of defending web applications like HTTP and can mitigate more bot activity than any other vendor."

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Cons
"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.""Support response time could be improved.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""It should be easier to collect the logs with companies like Sumo. However, based on my discussions with the salespeople, I understand that's how they make their money. With the enterprise product, they want people doing those kinds of enterprise features to do the logging. They want them to pay a lot of money, and that's where I have an issue with them. That should be a default. You should be able to get the log no matter what. The logging should be universal.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""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.""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."

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"F5 Silverline Managed Services can improve by reducing the price.""The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better.""There is a lot of room for improvement with their tech support. I am not sure F5 Silverline Managed Services can be classified as having tech support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better, they are not very flexible. The price of the solution is based on the requirements of the enterprise."
  • "The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be reduced."
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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: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.
    Top Answer:For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
    Top Answer:Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai… more »
    Top Answer:F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a… more »
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
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    Overview

    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.

    F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.

    Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.

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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    Engineering Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Non Tech Company29%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Individual & Family Service14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloudflare vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 9 reviews while F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 9th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.6, while F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "It's easy to set up because you point the DNS to it, and it's working in under 15 minutes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "Mitigates more bot activity when defending web applications than any other vendor but comes at a price". Cloudflare is most compared with Azure Front Door, Imperva DDoS, Akamai, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Radware DefensePro, whereas F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Arbor DDoS, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and F5 Advanced WAF. See our Cloudflare vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services report.

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