Cloudflare vs Radware DefensePro comparison


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Ranking in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
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CDN (1st), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (13th)
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection category, the mindshare of Cloudflare is 15.5%, down from 19.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Radware DefensePro is 9.3%, up from 6.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

reviewer9207524 - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 11, 2023
Secure, reliable, and performs well
We use the solution to personalize content and suggestions for cloud environment and database administration We're creating and editing a service connection to SaaS data or third-party REST endpoints, which has been an intrinsic process to moderate governance and network discovery.  There's also…
Apr 9, 2024
100% availability, good dashboards, and ease of operations
Security is the most important benefit. In security services, we need to get proactive information. After implementing Radware DefensePro, we have a dashboard, and we can do proactive detection. It helps us to be reactive as well as proactive to protect the customers. Radware DefensePro provides a single dashboard for our operations team and the admin team. It is very convenient. All the information is available in a single place. As a service provider, we are using the Radware SecOps dashboard as per our customer's requirements. It is always customized. The Radware SecOps dashboard is quite useful. It is generally used by my team. I am not using it directly. My team uses it for day-to-day operations. The Radware SecOps dashboard is easy to use. The interface is very user-friendly. This is the feedback that I am getting from my team. Radware DefensePro is very useful for protecting our organization against DDoS threats and attacks. We evaluated it against a lot of its competitors and finalized it. It is definitely useful, and it serves the purpose. We are serving the BFSI customers. There are also a lot of trading companies. We are able to meet the compliance requirements for the Internet traffic given by the Reserve Bank of India and SEBI. Radware DefensePro is able to detect attacks in real-time. It does the detection and provides alerts in real-time as well. The action is something we need to take. My team has not reported any false negatives given by Radware DefensePro. The proactive information and the dashboard of Radware DefensePro definitely give us comfort. It also helps me with online reporting for my customers, which is not in real-time, but whenever a customer asks for a report, we share the report with the customer. Radware DefensePro has not helped us reduce downtime associated with attacks because we did not have any downtime previously. We have been lucky. The downtime was not there at all, but it is helping to maintain our uptime. We are able to maintain that now.

Quotes from Members

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


"The most valuable feature is the web application firewall."
"The solution is very good at mitigating threats."
"Smaller businesses have seen great ROI due to the low investment and strong performance."
"The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is that it has a free version. They give us the free version with the anti-DDoS features and also the load balancing solution."
"Cloudflare is a security SaaS provider that provides security and protects us from any application layer attack."
"DDoS attacks target unprotected machines. Cloudflare detects and stops these attacks using internal systems. It identifies incoming DDoS attacks, issuing challenges or blocking them immediately."
"Cloudflare allows us to self-host services such as Rocket.Chat and Node-RED, in high-availability mode, thanks to round robin DNS which allows us to share one hostname between our two locations."
"The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"The important features include automated protection and defense against many attacks, it's important that our networks are protected in the Radware cloud."
"Its functionality is very good."
"All of our traffic has to pass through the appliance, so we can very quickly mitigate the attack. This is a very valuable feature. On top of that, it's not only volumetric attack protection that the solution offers, but also layer 7 attack protection as well."
"The DDoS protection that the solution provides is its most valuable feature."
"A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks."
"The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive."
"Radware DefensePro's most valuable feature lies in its ability to mitigate non-traffic attacks."
"With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era."


"Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript."
"For the free and Pro plans, Cloudflare could use a simple bot to provide information to users. This would improve support, especially for less advanced users who utilize the free components."
"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 timing aspect can lead to it being considered overpriced. This is a particular concern we have with Cloudflare, as they may struggle with accurately detecting the client."
"It would be beneficial for us if Cloudflare could offer a scrubbing solution. This would involve taking a snapshot of my website and keeping it live during a DDoS attack, ensuring uninterrupted service for our users. DDoS attacks are typically short in duration, and having Cloudflare maintain the site's availability from its secure network would enhance the overall user experience. I would appreciate it if Cloudflare could consider implementing this feature. Many organizations already utilize similar capabilities in their CDN platforms, where a static snapshot of the web page is displayed during DDoS attacks. In terms of features, Cloudflare needs to enhance its resilience and stay more focused on adopting new technologies. For instance, solutions like F5 XC Box, Access Solution, and Distributed Cloud Solution have impressive features, and Cloudflare should strive to match and exceed those capabilities. There's a need for improvement in areas like AI-based DDoS attacks and Layer 7 WAF features. Cloudflare should prioritize enhancements in areas such as behavioral DDoS and protection against SQL injection attacks, considering the prevalent trend of public exposure to the internet for business reasons. Overall, Cloudflare needs to invest more in advancing its feature set."
"The product support needs to be accessible from more places, a wider area of coverage."
"Technical support is lacking."
"One area of improvement is in the Access Rules. Hypothetically, if we wanted to block or challenge traffic outside of the United States, the only way to currently do that (as far as I know) is to enter every single country outside of the United States. That could be a labor intensive job. A solution could be to enable users to create a rule where traffic is only allowed within a certain country."
"The solution needs a bit more functionality. It would be good if DefensePro could have anti-bot functionalities in order to stop bots like web scrapers from getting onto our customers’ network."
"This product would be improved if ongoing live monitoring with dashboards were added."
"I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection."
"I had some trouble in the registration account prior to deployment, but it was fixed. They were not very fast or responsive, however. It took about one week to resolve the issue."
"If they would go to a cloud-based approach, that would give much more flexibility in terms of working with them."
"I would like to see more graphics within the dashboard. Right now, you are required to buy tools in order to have graphical representation for your monitoring."
"I would like to have more granular steps according to protected bandwidth, so the granularity should be better."
"We would like to have seven-layer functionality."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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."
"I think the pricing is competitive. I think as far as licensing is concerned it's pretty straightforward because it's based on domain. It's just that sometimes domains could be tricky with some customers."
"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."
"So far I use free tier and happy with it. You can subscribe to business package if needed."
"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
"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."
"Cloudflare's pricing is not much higher and is good for middle-level organizations."
"I believe their performance has improved, but I'd like to refrain from discussing the pricing aspect related to the cloud. The pricing, in my opinion, could be simplified, and I think they should consider reevaluating the pricing for support, as it can be quite high. At times, this cost can make it challenging to choose CARFAGuard or opt for the support."
"The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform."
"The price varies by use case and there are monthly and annual licensing options. If you deploy on-premise, there is an annual license with the amount dependent on the throughput you need and which features you will be using - i.e. IPS, behavioral, etc."
"The product's pricing is a good value."
"The NetFlow security could be improved too."
"The price was well over six figures."
"Radware DefensePro is a bit on the expensive side."
"Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated."
"Radware DefensePro is expensive when considering the issue we have and its limitations."
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Comparison Review

it_user68487 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 6, 2013
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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 ...
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.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cloudflare?
The tool's pricing is moderate. I rate the product’s pricing a five out of ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive.
What do you like most about Radware DefensePro?
The dashboard is the best part, and there is also the ease of operations.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Radware DefensePro?
Radware DefensePro is a bit on the expensive side. While researching DDoS solutions and looking for the most affordable option, I'd recommend considering Radware DefensePro even though it might not...
What needs improvement with Radware DefensePro?
We've been encountering a lack of updates in DefensePro. Currently, we're facing numerous bugs within our data solution. These bugs are impacting the failover process, and we're observing repeated ...

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