Cloudflare vs. Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
$20
per month
Oracle Dyn WAF
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform extends beyond just typical Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities to offer Access Control, Bot Management, application DDoS protection and API security.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Pro
$20
per month
Business
$200
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Cloudflare

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Oracle Dyn WAF
Chose Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform
At the time we chose Zenedge, Dyn WAF was the clear leader. AWS WAF is almost 100% manual with no preset rules. Akamai and CloudFlare both excelled in CDN and Anti-DDoS services, but not in WAF services. Since that time, however, several competitors have appeared as well as …
Chose Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform
After a long period of cyber security research and close encounters with distributed denial of service attacks, I chose to deploy Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform to safeguard our apps. Oracle Dyn provides my company with the security it needs for its important …
Chose Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform
I already put this in earlier, but to repeat - they were easier to work with, more technically capable and knowledgeable and not just trying to sell us on something. Their willingness to solve for our problems and work with us made them the clear winner.
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Small Businesses

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Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudflareOracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(151 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(120 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudflareOracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
It is easy to set up, and within 10 minutes it is up and running. You can add many domains in one dashboard. So no need for a separate Cloudflare account. I can access all my domain DNS, and customize/add it further. For example by adding the Google Webmaster DNS key or my email provider.
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Oracle
Their technical team is great, their portal is easily the best of those I have reviewed it against (including Akamai, CloudFlare, and Imperva), and they are a dedicated technology partner through and through.
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Pros
Cloudflare
  • Registrar and DNS services are impeccable, with registrations done at cost and without ADs. DNS services setting standards for speed of resolution.
  • DDOS protection. With their content distribution network to back them they have the bandwidth and tools to be both proactive and reactive to bad actors.
  • WAF - Their Web Application Firewall helps mitigate common site vulnerabilities and has active zero-day protection running for breaking exploits
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Oracle
  • Pre-populated rulesets - This allows engineers to quickly spin up new WAF instances without the need to configure extensive rulesets.
  • Detailed audit logs - Logs show detailed information about traffic hitting the WAF as well as information the rules allowing or blocking the traffic.
  • Change Management - Changes can be staged and applied when necessary, without interfering with current traffic.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • In some cases, using Cloudflare can actually lead to slower website speeds if the network is congested or if the website's traffic is particularly heavy.
  • Some website owners may find that the level of customization offered by Cloudflare is limited, especially in comparison to other solutions.
  • While Cloudflare is easy to set up and manage, it may be too complex for users who are not familiar with web technologies.
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Oracle
  • The purchase of Oracle Dyn into Oracle Dyn continues to develop the company, and while the process maturity is wonderful, it is worth mentioning.
  • Many businesses were affected when their Express option was yanked from production too rapidly, resulting in significant costs and delays.
  • Full 360-degree traffic and data visibility with ADC analytics integration.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
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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Oracle
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Usability
Cloudflare
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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Oracle
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Reliability and Availability
Cloudflare
In 6+ years of relying on Cloudflare, I think we experienced one or two brief outages that were Cloudflare's fault.
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Oracle
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Performance
Cloudflare
Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Cloudflare
We really like to talk to a person on the phone or using chat. But the system is very slow and sending to much email to get the issue solve. Something we don't like to spend time writing on the community forum our issue because we don't want to share detail information of our POC.
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Oracle
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Implementation Rating
Cloudflare
Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
Firebase can be a good starter for basic projects but as I scaled up, I found it lacking the maturity Cloudflare has. Naturaly, I opted for Cloudflare for bigger projects. I still use Firebase, but for small scale hobby projects only.
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Oracle
After several years involved with the issue of cyber security and having been very close with distributed denial of service attacks, having used several companies to protect our applications, I decided to opt for Oracle Dyn Web Application Security Platform. Definitely, Oracle Dyn gives my organization the protection we need for our critical applications, far away from the other companies that offer similar services.
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Scalability
Cloudflare
They are built for scale and have the capacity to handle all the traffic we could ever expect to get.
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Oracle
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Return on Investment
Cloudflare
  • A lot of requests are cached and so egress costs from downstream providers are mitigated.
  • DDoS protection has also managed to keep our site up and our cloud computing bill down.
  • Setting up a proxy with a worker made putting various Google Cloud Functions running behind a single URL very easy and performant. Plus they offer API Shield on top of this.
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Oracle
  • Has a user-friendly interface that is both informative and intuitive.
  • The client's websites are monitored round-the-clock by a staff that provides quick response in the event of any difficulties.
  • Deploying it is a breeze.
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