DDoS Vendor Review 2018

This report analyses the offering of DDoS vendors and is designed to assist you in selecting a DDoS solution that fits your needs. In this DDoS review, you’ll find an in-depth technical evaluation of solutions, comparisons based on different customer needs (web protection, infrastructure protection, SMBs, etc.), as well as a detailed review of each individual vendor. Written by Red Button, an independent DDoS service and consulting firm, the report is 100% vendor neutral and objective. To learn more about our evaluation process and criteria, click here.

DDoS Vendor Review 2018

This report analyses the offering of DDoS vendors and is designed to assist you in selecting a DDoS solution that fits your needs. In this DDoS review, you’ll find an in-depth technical evaluation of solutions, comparisons based on different customer needs (web protection, infrastructure protection, SMBs, etc.), as well as a detailed review of each individual vendor. Written by Red Button, an independent DDoS consulting firm, the report is 100% vendor neutral and objective. To learn more about our evaluation process and criteria, click here.

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Technical Evaluation

A robust DDoS protection requires a strong underlying technology. This section provides a drill down that compares the deployment options, mitigation capabilities, user experience and reporting of each of the vendors.

Technical Evaluation

A robust DDoS protection requires a strong underlying technology. This section provides a drill down that compares the deployment options, mitigation capabilities, user experience and reporting of each of the vendors.

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Which Solution is Right for You?
A Needs-based Comparison

The DDoS solution you select will depend first and foremost on your security needs and budget. This section includes several comparisons, addressing different customer needs and requirements.

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Enterprise Web & Infrastructure Protection

This section compares F5 Silverline with Incapsula Enterprise. Read this comparison if you require a full-scale DDoS solution that includes both infrastructure protection and BGP protection. Key findings:

  • Both vendors have solid cloud deployment options and F5 offers a fully managed service.
  • Both vendors have strong and complete mitigation.
  • Incapsula’s UX is superior to F5.
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Enterprise & Web Protection

This section compares CloudFlare Enterprise with Incapsula Enterprise. Read this comparison if you require both web protection and CND/site acceleration. Key findings:

  • Incapsula can protect also none web protocols.
  • CloudFlare has 80 POPs, Incapsula 30.
  • CloudFlare’s mitigation is good but not complete; Incapsula’s mitigation is virtually all inclusive.
  • Both vendors provide a good UX, though Incapsula’s reporting is better.
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SMBs

Not everyone needs a full-blown enterprise DDoS solution. If you are limited by budget and your DDoS requirements include web protection and CND/site acceleration, then read this section, which compares Incapsula Business and CloudFlare Business. Key findings:

  • Incapsula provides protection for none web protocols.
  • CloudFlare has 80 POPs vs. 30 of Incapsula.
  • CloudFlare’s mitigation is good but not complete; Incapsula’s mitigation is virtually all inclusive.
  • Both vendors provide a good UX, though Incapsula’s reporting is better.
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Individual Vendor Reviews

Read in-depth evaluations of individual DDoS vendors to learn about each vendor’s strengths and weaknesses, background and business focus.

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DDoS Review: About this Report

This DDoS Vendor Review was written by Red Button, an independent DDoS consulting company. This DDoS Review was first released in September 2016, and will be expanded to include additional vendors in the next version.

Independence and objectivity - Red Button is complete vendor neutral. We have not vested interest in whether a particular solution succeeds, and our analysis is impartial and unbiased.

Research methodology - To produce this report, we researched in depth each of the solutions covered, talked to vendors and experienced the solutions hands-on whenever possible. To learn more read the Research Methodology section.