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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • AWS WAF is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • AWS WAF and Google Cloud CDN are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

AWS WAF

94%
7 Ratings
9.4

Google Cloud CDN

94%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

AWS WAF

90%
1 Rating

Google Cloud CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

AWS WAF

90%
1 Rating

Google Cloud CDN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWS WAF

91%
3 Ratings
7.0

Google Cloud CDN

70%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS WAF

AWS WAF is highly appropriate to interrupt or prevent cyber attacks because when implementing rules, whether they are specific or centralized, so any application that has these vulnerabilities is protected.
Implementing managed rules creates greater security to protect both API and applications.If implemented along with other AWS tools, the security is much better, so if you want to protect applications against more specific attacks, it is ideal to integrate with Amazon CloudFront, which is a great benefit because it warns when thresholds are exceeded or specific attacks occur.AWS WAF is ideal to avoid common web attacks. For more specific attacks and scenarios, I don't recommend this.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

Google Cloud CDN is available globally and supports various load balancers available in different regions around the globe, so I find Google Cloud CDN as one of the best choices for CDN as it serves globally and it is really fast, safe, and secure. It might be not suitable for you if you do not have any technical background.
Kashish Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS WAF

  • AWS WAF has the most developer-friendly API to create firewall rules.
  • AWS WAF provides OWASP security controls, which reduces developers' burden (i.e., SQL injection and cross-site scripting).
  • AWS WAF has customizable web security rules. The user can even push the rules through the API available, which is the great feature and helped me a lot.
  • It protects applications at layer 7 (HTTP) of the OSI model and not just layer 4 (TCP).
Saim Jamali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • The intelligent categorization and management of site content cache in Google Cloud CDN is unique and offers the best results with simple settings.
  • It has powerful servers in all geographical regions of the world and the speed of the site will increase many times for the customer with smart routing.
  • It has AnyCast IP feature and website receives a single global IP address. In this case, the site loads at the same speed worldwide.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS WAF

  • The documentation offered is somewhat confusing, so it would be ideal if it were much more direct and precise.
  • Your initial configuration may be confusing, so the best option is to use the rule templates provided by AWS.
  • Its configuration is not unified with AWS, so it must be done separately and it takes some time.
  • The number of rules to be established is somewhat limited.
maría jose gonzalez ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • Unable to use any kind of code to show different content.
  • Absence of cloud workers as provided by Cloudfront, Cloudflare and Akamai.
  • No support for dynamic routing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS WAF

General

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

Starting Price

$0.6 per 1 million requests

AWS WAF Editions & Modules

Edition
Resource Type - Web ACL$5.001
Resource Type - Rule$1.001
Resource Type - Request$0.602
  1. per month (prorated hourly)
  2. per 1 million requests
Additional Pricing Details

Google Cloud CDN

General

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

Starting Price

Google Cloud CDN Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AWS WAF

AWS WAF 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Good value for money. Native AWS solution for services
Igor Zeiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AWS WAF

AWS WAF 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable. It is easy to configure the rules and thereby helps us to mitigate many vulnerabilities.The interface and programming of the firewall provisions were easy to setup. Amazon clearly spent a lot of time figuring this out and perfecting it. It allows users to do customized configurations based on their needs. It provides protection against a number of security issues like XSS, SQL injection, etc. I would definitely recommend this for protecting your infra as you scale, since this basically protects and filters all requests hitting your application server.
Saim Jamali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS WAF

AWS WAF 9.1
Based on 3 answers
If you're intending to use AWS WAF, I would say that you absolutely should sign up for support. AWS Support is excellent and they can help you in a really good way to solve your issues.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

Google Cloud CDN 7.0
Based on 4 answers
I didn't have the need to use support from Google when I was either testing or setting up my website. Information was easily found by searching online if I needed to, and the options that I needed to install or enable were there on the setup page. Honestly, I was a former systems administrator so most of this stuff is not challenging for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS WAF

We evaluated Imperva, but we were more convinced with AWS WAF because of the better pricing model, ease of deployment as we were already using the AWS platform which helping in ease of integration. The technical support for AWS WAF seemed to be better as they had better understanding of the overall system and architecture of the product, which helped us in getting a problem solved that was encountered while using AWS WAF. The amount of documentation and helpful material available online for AWS WAF made it the first choice for us to select this product over Imperva.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

We have limited software developers and don't have the need for a big cloud service provider along with their costs. Google Cloud CDN brings to usr, reliability and brand familiarity. Google Cloud CDN also doesn't bother us with pitches or 1000 emails about the products. We went and signed up for it, without dealing with a pushy salesperson.
Cynthia Hinderliter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS WAF

  • Our applications are less exposed to cyber attacks, which prevents them from getting out of control and consume much more resources than they should.
  • Saved us money by preventing attacks.
  • The traffic control is much more bearable.
  • App development is safer.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud CDN

  • Google Cloud CDN has worked great as a tool to provide more reliable and faster interactive web experiences such as with e-learning sites.
  • The product can require additional training costs, even for experienced IT administrators.
  • Overall, ongoing costs can also be prohibitive for organizations with smaller web presences.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

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