What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
162 Ratings
15 Ratings

Cloudflare

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
162 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.1 out of 100
15 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    JW Player

    86%
    JW Player ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Support for advertisements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Video SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Video Security

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    JW Player

    78%
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video access controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    User management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Video link sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    External video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings

    Video Player

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Player customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    3 Ratings

    Embedded videos

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Video quality / Bandwidth controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile compatibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Video Analytics

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    JW Player

    10%
    JW Player ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Per viewer tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Per video tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings

    Video analytics dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Video Hosting, Management & Storage

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    JW Player

    86%
    JW Player ranks higher in 5/5 features

    On-Demand video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Live streaming

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Video upload & format support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Video library / File management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Video portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cloudflare is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Cloudflare and JW Player are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cloudflare

    91%
    75 Ratings
    8.0

    JW Player

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cloudflare

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    JW Player

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Cloudflare

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    JW Player

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Cloudflare

    85%
    53 Ratings
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cloudflare

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cloudflare

    I can't think of a single scenario where Cloudflare isn't useful. Our company uses Cloudflare for ALL sites. In fact, as a Web Development Agency, we don't work with clients unless they allow us to use Cloudflare. It's really that good ;-) and necessary for modern websites and apps.
    Jason Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW Player has flexible plans that won't cost you a lot of money. If you are a startup, JW offers a variety of plans that will suit your specific needs and grow with you as your company grows. You do not need to be a video expert to understand how to upload a video, which allows nearly anyone in the office to do it.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cloudflare

    • When you need a FREE and EASY TO SETUP SSL certificate on your page (if you don't have the locked locker icon when opening your page, you need it)
    • When you want to obfuscate your webpage's IP (any connection will give the Cloudflare's IP)
    • You need to speed up the connection for static content (it will not help database connections or dynamic content)
    • IF your DNS isn't good (Cloudflare's DNS is amazing, quick, easy, and works pretty well)
    Igor Neumann | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • Responsive HTML5
    • Provides share functionality built into the player
    • Platform use enables playlist functionality and playlist players which can be customized or versioned for specific uses
    • Videos uploaded to the JW Platform automatically provide multiple image frame options for selecting video thumbnail
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cloudflare

    • There is a huge jump in price between the mid-tier and enterprise solutions which is hard to justify for smaller businesses, or companies owning many small businesses.
    • It is difficult to convert from a CNAME installation back to a DNS based one
    • Setting up page-level caching with web workers is counterintuitive for simple websites
    Nicholas Tantillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • Definitely missing the ability (in and easy way) to have clickable links in the video.
    • Analytics is a little cumbersome and not very user-friendly.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cloudflare

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Cloudflare Editions & Modules

    Edition
    FreeFree
    Pro$202
    Business$2002
    EnterpriseContact sales team
    1. none
    2. per month
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    JW Player

    General

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

    Starting Price

    JW Player Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cloudflare

    Cloudflare 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    JW Player

    JW Player 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Just made the decision to renew given demonstrated improvements being made to the platform to expand compatibility for its player use on devices such as Apple TV, as well as improvements made recently to its JW Platform Dashboard
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cloudflare

    Cloudflare 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    While there are some parts of the service that can be tricky to implement if you have a very custom site, like holepunching for cache, for the most part, the service works very well out of the box and is easy to use
    Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW Player 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Reliability and compatibility on a majority of platforms. Would have received a 10 except recent versions of browsers such as Firefox are now defaulting against Flash components and thus prompting approval from users BEFORE loading which is a HUGE obstacle to an effective user experience thus creating concerns by end-users unnecessarily and risking that they will NOT accept the prompts, thus leaving unable to view video content hosted using the JW Player. Assurances by JW support suggest they will resolve this, so we'll see...
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cloudflare

    Cloudflare 8.5
    Based on 53 answers
    I (fortunately) have not encountered an issue I deemed severe enough to require me to submit a ticket to support. Most of the time, the problems I have encountered were fixable by simply waiting (as is usual with DNS services); or Googling and perusing their perfectly serviceable documentation and browsing support forums.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Support is reasonable. I from time to time have made suggestions on improvements that would be nice to see (like the ability to have a clickable link within the video - that is easy to create, without tons of coding) and it seems as though I never see it happen or get much response to "suggestions" to upgrade the software. The good news, other than a few things as I mentioned above, overall, I don't have many "technical issues" in the platform, which is a good thing. On occasion, I have seen some "issues" with the delivery of the video, but it has been pretty scarce. So it is dependable.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cloudflare

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    One of the primary features promoted by JW Platform is its SEO definition. However, there did not seem to be a way to integrate that data to our platform if selected thus only leaving the benefits of that data to be established on the individual video page hosted by JW Platform, which isn't useful in the end to the client value we are trying to deliver for our VideoproFile.net solution
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cloudflare

    CloudFlare is always innovating fast and adding new interesting solutions to the CDN, DNS, and DDoS problems that keep appearing as the internet grows and matures. Due to network effects, using CloudFlare is easier, faster, and more reliable than the competitors, and their support is super fast. I have used other solutions in previous companies like Akamai but their APIs were not very easy to use and their interfaces were not that friendly, also their CDNs were not as fast to clear the cache.
    Daniel Anjos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW had more player options, a better/more intuitive user interface, was altogether faster both in rendering the uploaded videos and in time to load on the web page. The integration with OpenX for pre-roll was faster and easier than with Brightcove, and lastly, they offered a great price for service.
    Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cloudflare

    • Uptime: With Cloudflare's website protection, we have avoided panic-inducing outages and downtime.
    • Reduced hosting load: Cloudflare's CDN allows us to use smaller servers and greatly diminish bandwidth usage.
    • Reduced domain renewal cost: Most of our domains could be transferred to Cloudflare, where domain renewals are as cheap as possible.
    • Increased total website cost: All of Cloudflare's features aren't free, and they increase our monthly overall website cost. The protection and other features are helpful, just not free.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • JW Player has was less expensive (without sacrificing quality) than our previous video platform so the ROI was instant.
    • We were easily able to add a variety of video advertising options including pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll.
    • The quality and consistancy of the look of the video has enabled us to grow our video views by well over 100% since starting with JW.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Add comparison