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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cloudflare is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • StreamShark Live Streaming Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cloudflare

91%
75 Ratings
7.4

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

74%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cloudflare

100%
1 Rating

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cloudflare

90%
1 Rating

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Cloudflare

85%
53 Ratings
8.6

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

86%
6 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
Stewart Gilmour | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
  • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
  • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
  • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
Anonymous | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
Lawrence Barrett | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

General

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

Starting Price

$199 per month

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprisecustom pricing
Standard Monthly Live Streaming$1992
Standard Annual Live Streaming$1593
Team Annual Live Streaming$3994
Team Monthly Live Streaming$4995
Business Monthly Live Streaming$9995
Business Annual Live Streaming$7996
  1. none
  2. per month (billed monthly)
  3. per month ($1,908 billed annually)
  4. per month ($4,788 billed annually)
  5. per month (billed monthly)
  6. per month ($9,588 billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details
Full pricing breakdown and feature points available on the StreamShark website. Monthly plans: for individuals and small businesses Starting from $199/mo Features: 1080p Cloud Transcoding Real Time Stats Instant Video Archives Live Highlight Clips DVR & Live Rewind Multistream to Social Chat Privacy Controls Sub Users Enterprise Solutions: Custom plans for organizations, publishers and broadcasters (Contact for pricing) Includes all the monthly plans features, and: Single Sign On (SSO) Support Encoder Management Enterprise Viewer Home Page Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Assisted Streaming Encrypted Streams 360º 4K Streams White Glove Stream Monitoring 24/7 Phone Support

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform 8.6
Based on 6 answers
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
Adam Racovalis | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

We used IBM Cloud Video (previously called Ustream) for years. StreamShark is a better product in every sense. It is a more cost effective product. They have a support team who really cares about their clients success. And their product is ultimately more reliable than IBMs.
Stewart Gilmour | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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