What are real users in the enterprise tech community saying about DDoS protection solutions in 2017?
This week’s blog post looks at new DDoS protection reviews from 2017 on IT Central Station. Users discuss which features they’ve found most valuable and where they hope to see room for improvement.
Ram Saiegh shares that “We are using Incapsula as our web application firewall and for DDoS protection, and it performs really well at its job.
Incapsula packs some great features, such as SSL support, content caching and the ability to ‘play’ with the rules as much as you’d like.”
When suggesting areas for improvement, Steven Tipton writes that “reporting and the main site’s dashboard could use refinement. We have a lot of sites, and scrolling through the dashboard becomes cumbersome.”
Adrian Volcoff writes that “DNS Management is the most valuable feature of the product on the free plan, and the CDN options are robust on the business plan.”
Aum e Hani shares how in terms of improvement, “For DDoS protection and website downtime, it would be nice to have a feature to provide email/SMS alerts that can be implemented like Pingdom and other solutions.”
David Bendersky writes that “DDoS Alarming allows us to get a feel for the bandwidth of an attack and determine if mitigation is needed to prevent collateral damage. Secondly, the flow analysis lets us look at how traffic is transiting our network. This allows us to optimize metrics to reduce cost.
Kentik answers the flow question: what are my flows, where are they are going, and what can I do to better optimize my connectivity. Kentik also baselines flow behavior and can alert you when there are abnormal flows such as DDoS.”
“I would like to see more granular user and security rights”, writes Swen Wulf. “Currently, a user can be a member or an administrator. I would like to limit what a user can see, be it IP or interface. I would like to be able to give my customers access to the data explorer with just their data.”
Paul Oakley lists “Data scrubbing and unmatched DDoS protection” as Radware DefensePro’s valuable features.
Oakley also shares his experience that “We needed support for testing and implementation. They will point you to tutorials and assist you where needed.”
Vikrant Jhala writes “I found the most valuable feature is WAF (Web Application Firewall). It helps to block external attacks into a website and provides Advance DDoS protection and free SSL support as part of Cloudbric’s free service.”
Read more new DDoS protection reviews from 2017 on IT Central Station.
More User Feedback on DDoS Protection Solutions:
DDoS Protection — [PDF REPORT] — April 2017
DDoS Protection Face-off: Imperva Incapsula vs. CloudFlare — February 2017