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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Akamai Kona Site Defender

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Barracuda Web Application Firewall

91%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Akamai Kona Site Defender

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Barracuda Web Application Firewall

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai Kona Site Defender KSD, works fine for any website or mobile application (Native/JDK), it can be used as a WAF, a rate limiting tool, or a bot management tool all in one, plus you will get all the benefits of the Akamai CDN (Content distribution network) as well
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Best Suited for Customer Environments with O365 Setup - Would recommend it for small, medium, or even large-sized organizations. Need to make some adjustments if you have an automated email setup for some apps.
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Pros

Akamai

  • Web Security
  • Bot managment
  • Rate Control
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • Web application security.
  • Blocks emails that could be spam.
  • Blocks websites we don't people on here at the school district.
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Cons

Akamai

  • Custom rules might be hard to configure
  • For some cases you will need to contact the Akamai team to adjust the backend
  • Interface might feel laggy if used in a non-powerful PC
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • Learning curve to implement
  • If using SD-WAN, multiple devices required
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Pricing Details

Akamai Kona Site Defender

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Akamai Kona Site Defender editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Akamai

      No answers on this topic

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is easy to use. Support from Barracuda is great also. Load Balancing of the Web Application Firewall is also nice. This allows you to do maintenance or have large loads for the end-user. Threat monitoring of our network and traffic coming into our services within our cloud solution.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Akamai

      No answers on this topic

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      We have not recently looked at other products because we are happy with the ease of use and ability of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.
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      Return on Investment

      Akamai

      • Fair Security investment
      • An attack impact would be higher
      • Support contract is not cheap
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      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      • Reduction in DDos attacks
      • Reduced Phishing attempts
      • Granular access control
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