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Kona Web Application Firewall from Akamai provides an always-on and highly scalable application firewall that defends against emerging threats to web security while keeping application performance high.

Category

Web Application Firewalls

Features

• Bot manager: Advanced strategies to flexibly manage the long-term business and IT impact of bots
• Fast DNS: Cloud-based DNS for improved performance, availability and resiliency against DDoS attacks
• Site Shield: Origin defense by cloaking websites and web infrastructure
• Dynamic Site Accelerator: Network optimizations to deliver rich, dynamically generated content
• Global Load Balancing Traffic Management: Instantly failover and re-route traffic between any origin location in the case of an outage
• IP Application Accelerator (IPA): Accelerate IP based applications to users worldwide to ensure high performance

License

Proprietary

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

Akamai

What is best?

• Site Shield: Origin defense by cloaking websites and web infrastructure
• Dynamic Site Accelerator: Network optimizations to deliver rich, dynamically generated content
• Global Load Balancing Traffic Management: Instantly failover and re-route traffic between any origin location in the case of an outage
• IP Application Accelerator (IPA): Accelerate IP based applications to users worldwide to ensure high performance

What are the benefits?

• Adapt quickly to a changing threat landscape with security rules that are continuously refined and updated by Akamai's Threat Intelligence Team
• Strong encryption: All access is encrypted using AES256 encryption over TLS-1.2, ensuring that no confidential data is exposed to prying eyes on the network
• Unified: Capture all users IP address, usernames, and actions taken, as well as geolocation for easy compliance reporting
• Simple interface: A simple interface and APIs for integration into existing platforms or apps speeds time to market

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7.6
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Advanced Features
7.6
8.0
Integration
7.6
8.1
Performance
7.6
8.7
Customer Support
7.6
8.6
Implementation
8.8
Renew & Recommend
8.9
Bottom Line

Akamai provides a defensive shield built to protect websites, mobile infrastructure, and API-driven requests.

7.6
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Kona Web Application Firewall from Akamai provides an always-on and highly scalable application firewall that defends against emerging threats to web security while keeping application performance high.

Leveraging the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona Web Application Firewall scales easily to defend against massive application attacks, enabling your IT team to forgo investments in expensive dedicated hardware. Via 24/7 monitoring, Akamai collects and analyzes terabytes of attack data, billions of bot requests, and hundreds of millions of IP addresses to solidify defenses and keep users informed.

Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile, cloud-agnostic solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away.

Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web, and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service and 24/7/365 monitoring.

Adopting a zero trust security model—authenticating and authorizing every request, device, and user before delivering applications or data, and monitoring application access and network activity through logging and behavioral analytics—can simply and safely deliver internal applications to contractors. Multi-Factor Authentication/Two-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) has become the standard to provide an extra level of authentication and safety.

As an embedded process within the Akamai Intelligent Platform, Kona Web Application Firewall inspects every HTTP and HTTPS request before serving it, identifying and stopping web security threats before they ever reach the data center. Akamai’s Threat Intelligence Team continuously refines firewall rules to block known attacks and respond to new threats as they emerge.

Adaptive rate controls automatically protect against application-layer denial of service attacks, while network-layer controls define and enforce IP whitelists and blacklists to protect your website by restricting requests from specific IP addresses.

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