A10 Thunder ADC vs. Cloudflare

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A10 Thunder ADC
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.N/A
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
$20
per month
Pricing
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
Editions & Modules
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Pro
$20
per month
Business
$200
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
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Best Alternatives
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
Small Businesses
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(155 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(124 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
A10 Thunder ADCCloudflare
Likelihood to Recommend
A10 Networks
I recommend it but would like to mention that the buyer should analyze their needs very well and perform exhaustive service tests prior to purchase.
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Cloudflare
It is easy to set up, and within 10 minutes it is up and running. You can add many domains in one dashboard. So no need for a separate Cloudflare account. I can access all my domain DNS, and customize/add it further. For example by adding the Google Webmaster DNS key or my email provider.
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Pros
A10 Networks
  • Load balancing
  • Scripting AFLEX
  • DDOS mitigation
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Cloudflare
  • Registrar and DNS services are impeccable, with registrations done at cost and without ADs. DNS services setting standards for speed of resolution.
  • DDOS protection. With their content distribution network to back them they have the bandwidth and tools to be both proactive and reactive to bad actors.
  • WAF - Their Web Application Firewall helps mitigate common site vulnerabilities and has active zero-day protection running for breaking exploits
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Cons
A10 Networks
  • Functionalities and features do not match our needs.
  • Other vendors offer very similar characteristics for lower prices.
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Cloudflare
  • In some cases, using Cloudflare can actually lead to slower website speeds if the network is congested or if the website's traffic is particularly heavy.
  • Some website owners may find that the level of customization offered by Cloudflare is limited, especially in comparison to other solutions.
  • While Cloudflare is easy to set up and manage, it may be too complex for users who are not familiar with web technologies.
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Likelihood to Renew
A10 Networks
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Cloudflare
lower cost
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Usability
A10 Networks
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Cloudflare
Everything is extremely concise and all settings apply immediately and take effect globally. There is no reason to explicitly plan/think in terms of individual regions as one would have to traditional cloud offerings (AWS, OCI, Azure). All Cloudflare products integrate seamless as part of a single pipeline that executes from request to response.
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Reliability and Availability
A10 Networks
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Cloudflare
In 6+ years of relying on Cloudflare, I think we experienced one or two brief outages that were Cloudflare's fault.
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Performance
A10 Networks
No answers on this topic
Cloudflare
Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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Support Rating
A10 Networks
Support said the devices will work in our environment but when we had the device working we realized that it was not possible to do what we wanted, for this reason, our experience was not entirely good and we did not like the way they approached us for the sale of the device.
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Cloudflare
We really like to talk to a person on the phone or using chat. But the system is very slow and sending to much email to get the issue solve. Something we don't like to spend time writing on the community forum our issue because we don't want to share detail information of our POC.
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Implementation Rating
A10 Networks
No answers on this topic
Cloudflare
Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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Alternatives Considered
A10 Networks
No answers on this topic
Cloudflare
Firebase can be a good starter for basic projects but as I scaled up, I found it lacking the maturity Cloudflare has. Naturaly, I opted for Cloudflare for bigger projects. I still use Firebase, but for small scale hobby projects only.
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Scalability
A10 Networks
No answers on this topic
Cloudflare
They are built for scale and have the capacity to handle all the traffic we could ever expect to get.
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Return on Investment
A10 Networks
  • A10 Thunder ADC had a negative impact on the company, due to the fact that the client had to monitor a large number of sites, which could not be achieved with this device.
  • This led to looking for another alternative.
  • It is more beneficial for companies that do not need to monitor a large number of websites as the security and stability provided by the device are excellent.
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Cloudflare
  • A lot of requests are cached and so egress costs from downstream providers are mitigated.
  • DDoS protection has also managed to keep our site up and our cloud computing bill down.
  • Setting up a proxy with a worker made putting various Google Cloud Functions running behind a single URL very easy and performant. Plus they offer API Shield on top of this.
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