Cloudflare vs. Radware Bot Manager

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
Radware Bot Manager
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Radware Bot Manager (formerly ShieldSquare) is a non-intrusive API-based Bot Management solution to detect, eliminate, and manage bot traffic from websites, mobile apps, and APIs in real-time. The solution leverages Intent-based Deep Behavior Analysis, device fingerprinting, and domain-specific detection technologies to identify and eliminate invalid traffic with zero false positives. The vendor states they protect users against automated attacks such as account takeover, application…N/A
Pricing
CloudflareRadware Bot Manager
Editions & Modules
Pro
$20
per month
Business
$200
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudflareRadware Bot Manager
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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CloudflareRadware Bot Manager
Considered Both Products
Cloudflare

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Radware Bot Manager
Chose Radware Bot Manager
When I compared these two products, Distil Networks only offered a solution where their bot detection sits in between your website and the visitors, similar to how Cloudflare works. I didn't want this so I decided to go for ShieldSquare that uses connectors. I want my visitors …
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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
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudflareRadware Bot Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(157 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(126 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudflareRadware Bot Manager
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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Radware Bot Manager
All new upgraded non-human bot detection feature is widely used across all the platforms open for customers and it is a great success. It provides zero access to malicious bots.
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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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Radware Bot Manager
  • ShieldSquare provides an easy to implement way of identifying website users that could be bots.
  • By rating the potential of the user of being a bot, we are able to handle that user in the proper way.
  • False positives are extremely rare with ShieldSquare. Plus, their support staff is also available to analyze traffic to specific content, and they can customize their algorithms when necessary to optimize the performance of their solution to suit our needs.
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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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Radware Bot Manager
  • It would be nice to allow for more granularity when selecting which bots I'd like to allow through. I contacted support and asked about this and they said this was in the works.
  • If you select to show captchas instead of blocking, I feel their captcha screen could use some improvement on the UI/UX to make it more intuitive for users to know what to do. I contacted support and made them aware of this.
  • Would be nice to see captchas information in the statistics (i.e. how many captchas were presented, from what IP addresses, how many were filled out correctly),
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
lower cost
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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
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Performance
Cloudflare
Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
When I compared these two products, Distil Networks only offered a solution where their bot detection sits in between your website and the visitors, similar to how Cloudflare works. I didn't want this so I decided to go for ShieldSquare that uses connectors. I want my visitors to hit the website directly, not have something sit in between.
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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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Radware Bot Manager
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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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Radware Bot Manager
  • Network Bandwidth efficiency
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ScreenShots

Radware Bot Manager Screenshots

Screenshot of Classification of BotsScreenshot of Integration - Support DocumentsScreenshot of ShieldSquare Dashboard