2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Akamai Kona Site Defender?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Akamai Kona Site Defender.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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CF
Senior Security Engineer at Singtel
Reseller
Top 10
2021-10-07T08:23:25Z
Oct 7, 2021

They are already very flexible, but room for improvement is there. Reports generation could be better and should be improved.

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YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-29T16:47:15Z
Jul 29, 2021

Support and the pricing need to improve. I would rate this area a six out of ten.

Neha Shakyawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Information at a leisure / travel company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-29T20:41:41Z
Mar 29, 2021

The product really isn't very user-friendly. They could improve it so that it's easier for their customers to navigate and use. From a management perspective, it's difficult. Managing these rules with the product isn't easy. It is not taking into account that this might be used by somebody who doesn't necessarily excel in IT. It should be more accessible to everyday users. For example, report generation should be much simpler to handle. It shouldn't be a complex task. The pricing could be reduced a bit. They should provide an image optimizer and have it included within the package due to the fact that ultimately all websites that have high content are looking for this.

IA
Solutions Architect, Cloud & SDDC at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-08T06:11:08Z
Jun 8, 2020

I think there could be an improvement with the integration of more features for each security. Possibly inline IPS and more granularity for configuration. I'd like to see incremental or integrated security features or maybe even for our transit anti-malware. It goes hand in hand with things like DLP.

TI
Head of Cloud Security & DevSecOps at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
Jan 26, 2020

The interface is a little bit clunky and can be improved. It takes a while to get from here to there.

Abhay Chrungoo - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
Aug 18, 2019

The WAF features definitely have a lot of room for improvement. A lot of the WAF is really basic. For some products or some of our solutions, we need to run a second layer of more advanced WAF. If it had better layer seven protection then we would not need a second WAF. We use Akamai because it's good at what it does. There are some other things that we would like it to be good at and it's not that good. Quality of protection is our primary concern. We need more advanced layer seven protection, SQL injection, applied scripting, and more confidence in the precision of the system. I think all of those things would be very useful for us.

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Neha Shakyawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Information at a leisure / travel company with 51-200 employees
Mar 29, 2021
The pricing isn't the highest, however, it's not the lowest either. They could adjust it so that it was a bit more affordable. It would be appreciated by the customers. It's expensive, however, if you compare it to AWS, you'll get different services that you'll have to collaboratively pick in order to get the same solution that Akamai provides to you in one package.
YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama
Jul 29, 2021
Akamai is very expensive. It is more expensive than F5.
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