Cloudflare vs Neustar UltraDDoS comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Cloudflare
Ranking in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
1st
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
70
Ranking in other categories
CDN (1st), Managed DNS (1st), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (11th)
Neustar UltraDDoS
Ranking in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
29th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection category, the mindshare of Cloudflare is 20.2%, down from 23.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Neustar UltraDDoS is 0.6%, down from 0.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
Unique Categories:
CDN
21.9%
Managed DNS
111.6%
No other categories found
 

Q&A Highlights

BM
Apr 25, 2018
 

Featured Reviews

MM
Jun 3, 2023
Helps to create DNS records and connect Cloudflare to the original server
The product helps to create DNS records and connect Cloudflare to the original server. You can also do load balancing configuration. I work with SaaS solutions.  In a single product and with minimal costs, you can get multiple features.  The most valuable feature of the solution is external DNS.…
JT
Feb 4, 2019
Identifies a request that comes up multiple times, block holds that particular IP, and lets the genuine traffic pass through
Genuine traffic coming in is still getting better. While I understand that it's some sort of algorithm that is written in this scale, that algorithm can be a little bit better because sometimes while we are doing DDoS mitigation, genuine traffic does get blocked. While it is one of the greatest features it can still be improved. I would like to see a dashboard that shows you the data that is transferred from which end. It's where people start looking at abuse management. People keep questioning when the mitigation is on what service it is and how many GBs are passing through. An end user dashboard that will help you identify all of these questions and that can be visible in your entire organization is something that would make sense.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"The most valuable features of the solution are performance and security."
"The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is the GUI. You are able to control the solution very well through the interface. There is a lot of functionality that is embedded in the service."
"The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"Cloudflare offers CDN and DDoS protection. We have the front end, API, and database in how you structure applications."
"We're using dynamic components to build flexible pages to create and manage Git merge requests for code and reviews."
"Easier http to https redirect using page rules"
"The web application firewall brought us good security and a view of the accesses/blocks of the entire domain and subdomain that were accessed both by region (country) and IPs."
"When using services like Heroku, Cloudflare is very useful for CNAME flattening. I also use it for their end-to-end SSL with TLS authentication on nginx for securing servers."
"In the DDoS it's difficult to validate what is a genuine request from an end user. We've started being able to do that with the logistics that they have set up. With the protection that they have provided, they are able to identify what is valid and what is not valid. We see that a person who is getting DDoS Neustar service is able to block that particular user. However, while they are doing that it doesn't affect other customers on the server."
 

Cons

"There might be helpful if there was some web application firewall feature."
"The pricing could be improved."
"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."
"The tool needs to improve caching of servers. The product needs to include PFX certificate as well."
"Technical support is lacking."
"Cloudflare does not have an on-premise solution. If they had different approaches they could be better suited to accommodate more customers, such as on-premise and hybrid deployments. For example, hybrid deployments would be useful where you could move the traffic from the enterprise to the cloud."
"If they improve on the placement of their data centers, it would be better. I'm living in a remote area. I would like to connect to them without any kind of lag."
"I believe they currently have this feature, but there will most likely be integration with APIs so we can control some features through API."
"I would like to see a dashboard that shows you the data that is transferred from which end. It's where people start looking at abuse management. People keep questioning when the mitigation is on what service it is and how many GBs are passing through. An end user dashboard that will help you identify all of these questions and that can be visible in your entire organization is something that would make sense."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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."
"For Cloudflare, I recommend it heavily for small businesses with revenue under a couple of million dollars. Onboarding is easy, and they even have a free plan. This makes it simple for businesses in the $100,000-$500,000 range to try it out and see its value, allowing them to scale up their infrastructure as needed."
"That is one of the great features. I was able to access the majority of the features and services for free."
"There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees."
"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."
"The pricing depends on the usage, but the cheapest would be around 5,000 USD a month."
"We are using the free version."
"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 6, 2013
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Answers from the Community

BM
Apr 25, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
Neustar UltraDNS is an industry leader and pioneer when it comes to managed DNS services. With 20+ years of experience and non-opensource software that runs our DNS platforms, we are able to provide 100% uptime and availablity backed by our industry leading SLAs. As far as your questions are concerned, we offer both Load Balancing Services: https://www.security.neustar/resources/product-lite...
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it_user787122 - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 17, 2018
Hi Are You based in Europe ? If so We so we can provide a solution for You. You will get a product + one of our engineer who will help you solve all your problems. please contact me at wm@greywizard.com or through facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/greywizardcom/
it_user295044 - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 17, 2018
Of course, we would enjoy providing information to inquiring parties. The question I have is that you asked about DDoS protection, but the request is about DNS Services. If you can clarify, that would help me with a proper response.
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
25%
Computer Software Company
14%
Comms Service Provider
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Financial Services Firm
24%
Computer Software Company
16%
Insurance Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

Which is the best DDoS protection solution for a big ISP for monitoring and mitigating?
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 ...
Which would you choose - Cloudflare DNS or Quad9?
Cloudflare DNS is a very fast, very reliable public DNS resolver. It is an enterprise-grade authoritative DNS service that offers great redundancy and advanced security with built-in unmetered and ...
What do you like most about Cloudflare?
Cloudflare offers CDN and DDoS protection. We have the front end, API, and database in how you structure applications.
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Comparisons

 

Also Known As

Cloudflare DNS
Neustar UltraDDoS, UltraDDoS
 

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