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We've had cases where our company was under cyber attack and received phising emails which contained links to malicious and credential stealing websites, impersonating trusted pages, or hosting malicious files to be downloaded. These malicious links were all blocked 95% of the time due to various methods used by CF to detect malicious pages and/or content. We have had a few minor cases where legit pages were blocked, but this was mainly due to domain age, and pages/domains created specifically for joint ventures or projects.
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Oracle managed DNS becomes very heavy when there is an ample amount of DNS being managed. However, the DNS creation and updating takes very less time to propagate and is very easy to use. So, for an organization, where there is a modest amount of DNS to manage, it works very well and gives a splendid experience. So, considering the complexity of managing the DNS for an IT company Oracle Dyn managed DNS is the best option to opt.
Read full review Pros DNS is quick to set up and seems to propagate quicker than other DNS name servers. Page rules are very convenient for quickly setting up redirects with wildcards. Setting up a proxy with Cloudflare Workers for my API, which runs on Google Cloud Functions was much simpler than any solution I came across using Google Cloud Platform itself. It also doesn't cost us a lot of money for this use case. Web Analytics are privacy-focused, so it is nice to get insights into our application without worrying about the data being sold. The interface is very clean. I like being able to query page views by bot score, to see how many bots are viewing pages compared to actual users. Querying this data is also very quick and simple when compared to Google Analytics API. Read full review The portal management is very easy to use in comparison to other companies for DNS management. The have expert mode that allows for multiple edits on records and allows you to make notes for each edit on a zone. The have TTLs that are as low as 30 seconds. Read full review Cons Their UI is notable for simplicity but has room for improvement indeed, both in UX and especially for cohesiveness across feature sets It would be nice to have better linkage between some of the more complex things in the UI and the documentation Documentation can always be improved Read full review Simpler billing interface More responsive sales team to provide relevant QBRs to ensure proper and best practice use of the product/platform Integration of the Dyn ECT Managed DNS with Dyn Domain Registration would be a nice feature as currently I have to manage two consoles and billing accounts. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare features are an integral part of my website, as of now I can’t think about doing without it. It would require an unimaginable time and effort to find and implement alternatives for every feature, considered how large and diverse Cloudflare feature set is
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It does exactly what we need, its fast, secure and reliable.
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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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This is the only real gripe we have with Dyn; their web-UI can be remarkably painful to use. In the "simple" editor, DNS records are arranged in a kind of "node" view, where each record is a node and any records of the same name or longer (i.e. all records called "record.example.com" or "other.record.example.com") fall under it. This creates an odd sort of hierarchical view that's not really representative of the zone file. The "expert" editor doesn't have an actual delete button, just a checkbox. If you want to update conflicting record types (for example, replacing an A record with a CNAME) you have to check the box for the record being deleted, save changes, create the new record, save changes, and finally publish changes. Dyn uses a publish model for changes, where all changes you make are staged and can be reverted or published all at once. This is fine, except that the publish/revert dialog is in a different page. This is nice when you have many changes, but very annoying when you're changing just one or two records across multiple zones. These are relatively minor issues in an otherwise good platform; annoyances more than deal breakers.
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Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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Because of Cloudflare
trust network security services, Cloudflare
Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is the technology that makes it possible to implement a
Trust security model. "
Trust" is an IT security model that assumes threats are present both inside and outside a network. Consequently,
Trust requires strict verification for every user and every device before authorizing them to access internal resources.
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The support team at Dyn has always been very helpful and have tried to answer our questions to the best of their knowledge. We have never had any issues from support tickets and they are often resolved in a few hours
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Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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All except the greatest DDoS attempts are stopped by Cloudflare's security. Cloudflare is a worldwide cloud network that can safeguard and speed up any website. Cloudflare is ahead of the competition because of its global reach and cutting-edge tools for speeding up and optimizing both static and dynamic web traffic.
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We use both Oracle Dyn Managed DNS and
Amazon Route 53
. We like having our main DNS provider outside our cloud provider in case there's an issue with Amazon and we need to point things somewhere else temporarily. But for all the smaller stuff and internal stuff, we use Route 53 successfully.
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So far it has been very reliable
Read full review Return on Investment It has allow us to use the free plan in several small sites For medium/big sizes, the plans they offer adjust properly to the needs we require; saving money and making the most of the spent one Considering we manage several clients; we were able to centralize all of our client's accounts in our own; allowing us to save time in their management and giving them the security that we will only access the parts they require us to access Read full review For the law firm its being used for, it keeps their remote users working. For law firms, time is money, usually every 15 minutes lost can be a big deal to them. Sometimes it has switched when its not supposed to, and causes downtime. No real way to inform users when the switch is happening, it would be great to have an email alert we can not only send to ourselves but a notification to primary and technical partners in the firm so they don't have to yell at us like something is broken, instead they are aware it had to change. Read full review ScreenShots