Fastly vs Imperva DDoS comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Fastly
Ranking in CDN
7th
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
17th
Ranking in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
9th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
6
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Imperva DDoS
Ranking in CDN
6th
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
19th
Ranking in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
7th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
75
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection category, the mindshare of Fastly is 2.1%, down from 4.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Imperva DDoS is 6.0%, down from 9.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
Unique Categories:
CDN
4.4%
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
1.0%
 

Featured Reviews

Shubham Chakraworty - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 28, 2023
Has a reliable user interface and a straightforward setup process
We use Fastly to track the logs to get the details in case of malware attacks The product helps our organization to access sites located in different regions quickly. It makes the sites more reliable. Fastly's UI is reliable. We can use coding with Terraform to configure it with ease. Fastly's…
Syed Ubaid Ali Jafri - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 13, 2016
I like the content monitoring feature which I haven't seen in other WAF solutions.
They could improve by minimizing false positive results. Although this occurs less with Imperva, we would like to see some further improvements. We have been using this product for last 1 years, it's result is very impressive. But due to the excessive load on the Web site where thousands of requests‎ are generated from legitimate users, however the request in which any sequential or specialised characters are requested would be directly blocked by impreva . Currently imperva blocks the special character request generated from the user, as I conduct a test where I am parsing the encoded html values of the same special characters to the input field, imperva bypasses these encoded values for example : ' i.e. %27 or / i.e %2F, the WAF bypasses these encoded characters. I hope that this device should have a capability to detect the pattern which is associated with Xss or Xsrf, rather then by not blocking the request which contains any special characters.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Its initial setup process is straightforward."
"Compute@Edge features are valuable to me."
"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."
"Rate limiting is a good feature that protects from volumetric attacks."
"The product helps our organization to access sites located in different regions quickly."
"Support is good; the product works as advertised. We have a Slack connection with them. So we can basically ask for help, live, engage, and ring when they respond. Very quickly."
"This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment."
"Gives us the ability to trace each connection, and to have logs to be able to differentiate between a positive and a false-positive intruder action."
"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."
"Incapsula takes care of the CDN infrastructure and bandwidth volume, providing several enterprise "load balancing" features."
"There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable too. They have good tech support as well."
"It is an effective threat mitigation tool."
"Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution."
"Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go."
 

Cons

"The product should provide improved bot detection and management."
"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."
"Stronger analytics would be helpful, like showing configurations that haven't served a certain amount of traffic in a while. With many properties, things can get lost track of - duplicates or unused configurations not properly decommissioned."
"Fastly's customer service area needs improvement."
"The solution's pricing could be better."
"Support is not that great."
"I miss being able to integrate the dashboard with other BI tools we are using. We have to export and import data to be able to present it, and doing so is a lot of work."
"Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments."
"It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution."
"Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa."
"Certificate management could be improved."
"The solution should integrate with something that looks at continuous security management."
"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."
"Imperva now offers add-ons to add functionality, but I would like to see these included in the product, even if it would cost more."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It is an expensive solution."
"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."
"I've generally found Fastly to be very competitive in pricing, especially around Compute@Edge."
"The pricing has been very competitive."
"Fastly is less expensive than one of its competitors."
"The solution is cheaper than other products in the market."
"The license is on a yearly basis."
"Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
"We are satisfied with the pricing."
"Varies depending on the needs of the customer."
"​Although the pricing can be a little high, it is worth the protection and security that it offers.​"
"On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing a five out of ten."
"The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use."
"The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 6, 2013
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Retailer
8%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Comms Service Provider
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Fastly?
Support is good; the product works as advertised. We have a Slack connection with them. So we can basically ask for help, live, engage, and ring when they respond. Very quickly.
What needs improvement with Fastly?
Stronger analytics would be helpful like showing configurations that haven't served a certain amount of traffic in a while. With many properties, things can get lost track of - duplicates or unused...
What do you like most about Imperva Incapsula?
We use Imperva DDoS to stop DDoS attacks and reduce the amount of unwanted queries against web services or web scraping.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Imperva Incapsula?
The solution is very affordable. It's based on the traffic utilization, the average traffic utilization, not the DDoS traffic. Therefore, if you're being DDoSed, you don't pay extra for the absorpt...
What needs improvement with Imperva Incapsula?
It’s hard to think of an improvement. The three-second service level agreement is already better than the competition. You would ordinarily say something like API protection. However, they've got t...
 

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Sample Customers

Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
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