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Pros
"There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""It's very user-friendly."

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"The technical support is excellent.""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.""DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website.""The solution has a very good interface.""It's very pretty easy to onboard the URL.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud.""It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.""Simplifies putting everything in code."

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Cons
"The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""Technical support is lacking.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""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.""Latencies are always a problem.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""There are some issues with the CDN services."

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"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.""Certificate management could be improved.""A limited tool if you're looking to customize.""It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""The product could use a broader scope in the area of policies."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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  • "The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
  • "It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
    Top Answer: 
    Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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    It fits our requirements, as well as our budget.
    Top Answer: 
    We have a yearly contract and I am happy with the pricing. Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer. In these cases, our… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team.
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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.

    Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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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.
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Media Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Insurance Company9%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in CDN with 8 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 1st in CDN with 15 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.2, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". Cloudflare is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, AWS WAF and Arbor DDoS, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF, Akamai, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our Cloudflare vs. Imperva Incapsula report.

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