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Cloudflare

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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare

Excellent for managing server loads and site speed for our clients. Most would have to buy bigger hosting packages to handle their busy days, but CloudFlare picks up the traffic and reduces the burden on the server. Most clients can rely on smaller hosting accounts to keep their sites up.
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Radware Alteon

These devices caused more problems for our company than benefits, I would never recommend these to colleagues.
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Pros

Cloudflare

  • Security: Cloudflare keeps our website safe from DDoS attacks and other malicious traffic.
  • CDN: Cloudflare caches our website content, increasing our website's reliability and reducing server load. This saves on bandwidth costs from web servers.
  • Registrar: We can migrate domains to Cloudflare, though they don't currently allow the purchase of new domain names. The benefit of this is cheaper renewal fees and fewer systems involved in managing our domains.
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Radware Alteon

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Cons

Cloudflare

  • Multiple Users - It would be great to be able to have multiple users on one account.
  • Itemized Cache - Would love to see a list of files that have been cached by CloudFlare's CDN and when they will expire. Also nice to optionally remove one or more files from the cache.
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Radware Alteon

  • The software web application is beyond terrible, in most of the cases the web was broken or did not have similar functionality the command line interface had.
  • The command line interface wasn't a natural looking interface, it was very fumbled and while it ran on Linux, the interface was all menus and sub-menus.
  • When enabling different pools for different web services, when a new pool was activated, the old pool connections were all reset instead of allowing HTTP sessions to naturally expire.
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Support

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 8.3
Based on 6 answers
While I've never contacted CloudFlare's customer support, I've read through a good amount of their documentation and tutorials. Overall the documentation is broad but not deep. While every section and function of CloudFlare's offering is covered, sometimes the detail is lacking. With configuration & server-related functionality, for peace of mind you want to know exactly how things will play out before making a change. With CloudFlare's documentation sometimes you don't get that peace of mind.
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Radware Alteon

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Alternatives Considered

Cloudflare

Compared to CloudFront, CloudFlare provides a great deal of value beyond simply being a content delivery network (CDN). We have found ourselves in some cases using Amazon CloudFront in combination with CloudFlare because we might have a bunch of assets stored in Amazon S3 which we want to have available via a CDN easily and CloudFront provides that. We still want the other performance and security features offered by CloudFlare though so CloudFront cannot be seen as a direct replacement unless all your company wants is a CDN.
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Radware Alteon

We moved away from Alteon to F5 BigIP LTM and just by swapping out the hardware, we saw 40% speed increase in our applications. Everything else is much improved as well, from the web interface to the command line to the API.
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Return on Investment

Cloudflare

  • Our business has online presences to reassure our customers, not to gain new ones, so the actual ROI is smaller than for most other people.
  • CloudFlare is super easy to use so I can make adjustments on the fly.
  • Safety and security is important and I don't have to worry about a lot of things due to CloudFlare.
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Radware Alteon

  • While running on these devices, every release caused many interruptions in service and caused thousands of dollars of lost revenue.
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Pricing Details

Cloudflare

General

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

Radware Alteon

General

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

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