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Akamai vs F5

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Akamai
Based on 36 reviews.
F5
Based on 217 reviews.
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Overview
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network or CDN and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user. Over the years their customers have included Apple, Facebook, Bing, Twitter and healthcare.gov. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is redirected to one of Akamai's copies of this website, almost entirely invisible to the vast majority of its users.
F5 Networks, Inc. is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has development, manufacturing, and sales/marketing offices worldwide. F5 originally manufactured and sold some of the industry's first load balancing products. In 2010 and 2011, F5 Networks was on Fortune's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies worldwide.
Sample Customers
Akamai Prolexic Routed
Fidor Bank
Akamai Kona Site Defender
AvidMobile, itBit
Akamai Web Application Protector
Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
Akamai Kona DDoS Defender
Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
Akamai Enterprise Application Access
Bugcrowd, InPowered, Spirent Communications
Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector
MCNC, Educational Testing Service
Akamai SPS Threat Avert
Roblox, Eurail, Adobe, FIAT, FOX, Concur, airbnb
Akamai Ion
Eurail, Boston Scientific
Akamai Bot Manager
Luisa Via Roma, Gymgrossisten, Rakuten, U.S. News & World Report, Japan Airlines
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
NGINX Plus
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
F5 Shape Security
Wells Fargo, Loblaw, JetBlue, Zoosk
F5 Advanced WAF
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
F5 Silverline Managed Services
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
F5 BIG-IP DNS
Ricacorp Properties, Bangladesh Post Office, Shawbrook Bank, Shinsegae Internet Duty Free
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Comms Service Provider
16%
Retailer
5%
Comms Service Provider
27%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
6%
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