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Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
June 2022
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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 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""It's very user-friendly."

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"Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""The creation of instances is very good, as is their interface which is not complex and is easy to use. With the dashboard it is easy to create a new instance and add your favorite things. You can add Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, or any flavor of operating system. You can select the RAM for your instance as well.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."

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Cons
"Technical support is lacking.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""Latencies are always a problem.""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.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it."

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"Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has.""I don't know how all of their services work, but my understanding is that they're not offering the entry-level machine for someone who just wants to own their own web page.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The reporting of this solution could be improved.
    Top Answer:Our customers use the web application firewall and Zero Trust predominantly.
    Top Answer:The overall performance of this solution is what make it one of the best solutions on the market. It is important to be able to convince customers that this solution woks well and customers will still… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.
    Top Answer:Compared to other solutions, Linode's price is good. We pay for a yearly license.
    Top Answer:The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.
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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.


    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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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.
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.0, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva DDoS, Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Arbor DDoS, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Kemp LoadMaster.

    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.