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Score 7.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Route 53 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Amazon Route 53

83%
13 Ratings
8.0

Imperva CDN

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Amazon Route 53

90%
6 Ratings

Imperva CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Amazon Route 53

87%
8 Ratings

Imperva CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is well suited if:
1. You seek to create a simple website fast.
2. The site would be able to host HTML5 content and static content attach a domain name.
3. Have simple and accessible management.
Scenarios where Amazon Route 53 is less appropriate:
1. If a website needs HTTPS.
2. If you need to have extensive logging and tracing on the website.
3. If a website is designed to host dynamic content.
Anatoly Lubarsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

I recommend it as a WAF, but not as a CDN. There are better CDNs, in my case I use transparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu) and Edgecast (now Verizon CDN).
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Route 53

  • We can purchase our domain through Route 53 and can be hosted for cheaper prices in AWS.
  • There are many number of routing policies you can go ahead with and this will come into picture when the customer satisfaction is required at most, so choose routing policy accordingly.
  • As usual health checks are part of DNS systems, this is also provided at cheaper rates when total process is done in Route 53 service.
  • It can be used as standalone application from AWS
Gnanasekar Mani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

  • Reliability / Uptime
  • Security
Josh Dix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Route 53

  • Price, it is not expensive ... but you can find some cheaper and even free DNS solutions.
  • If you use non-AWS infrastructure, Route 53 doesn't have significant advantages on other services.
  • AWS Route 53 does not support forwarding or conditional forwarding options for domains used on an on-premise network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

  • CDN functionalities are secondary and cannot be compared to a top-level CDN.
  • The WebGUI interface of the dashboard is very improvable. They have been changing the UX for years and it is disjointed and with services that have not yet been migrated.
  • The analysis of WAF attack logs is insufficient. It is difficult to analyze attacks of past hours, event filters are missing. It is complicated to analyze the chronology of an attack.
  • There are extra modules to improve the attack logs analysis but they are expensive and add little.
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Route 53

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.4 Per Zone Per Month

Amazon Route 53 Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.401
Queries$0.602
  1. Per Zone Per Month
  2. Per Million Queries
Additional Pricing Details

Imperva CDN

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Imperva CDN Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Pro$592
Business$2992
EnterpriseCall For Quote
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details
Free Plan: Bot mitigation, content delivery network and two-factor authentication. Pro Plan: Includes Free Plan Features plus web application firewall, advanced performance, PCI compliance report, backdoor protection and SSL support. Business Plan: Includes Pro features plus blocks network layer DDoS attacks, blocks application layer DDoS attacks, auto-detection & triggering and supports custom SSL certificates. Enterprise Plan: Includes Business Features plus 24/7 support and uptime SLA, custom security rules, real-time event monitoring, load balancing and failover, infrastructure DDoS protection (BGP), manager service option and API access and custom brandings.

Usability

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Like most AWS services the usability of the product is pretty good. The AWS console provides a single interface from where all the configurations can be done in a jiffy. Having said that for new users who are coming from traditional hosting services might feel a bit out of place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.7
Based on 8 answers
The product is simple enough that the docs and the UI stand on their own. Its one of the least confusing (/most intuitive) AWS products. As with all Amazon products, don't expect strong email or human support-- you're going to be using their documentation. If you need a human to guide you through the DNS process, you should consider a tool like CloudFlare or NameCheap; if you're a developer, Route53 is where you want to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Route 53

When working with AWS, Route 53 is hands down the better solution. If you live in GCP, then Google Cloud DNS is the way to go. GoDaddy is more of a consumer-facing product and is perfectly fine when Services are not being utilized in any Cloud Environment. Eventually, all of our DNS ends up in AWS or GCP...
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

Also TransparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu ) and Level 3
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Route 53

  • Route 53 has saved me a lot of time with managing DNS for clients' domains.
  • Route 53 does things that normal registrar DNS can't, allowing us to better serve customers.
  • Route 53 helps us avoid downtime on our websites quite regularly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Imperva CDN

  • It's an expensive product if you have a lot of traffic volume, but I feel confident with their WAF.
Edu Ard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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