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Alternatives to AWS Shield

AWS WAF, CloudFlare, Akamai, Incapsula, and OpenSSL are the most popular alternatives and competitors to AWS Shield.
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What is AWS Shield and what are its top alternatives?

AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.
AWS Shield is a tool in the Security category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to AWS Shield

  • AWS WAF

    AWS WAF

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. ...

  • CloudFlare

    CloudFlare

    Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. ...

  • Akamai

    Akamai

    If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward. ...

  • Incapsula

    Incapsula

    Through an application-aware, global content delivery network (CDN), Incapsula provides any website and web application with best-of-breed security, DDoS protection, load balancing and failover solutions. ...

  • OpenSSL

    OpenSSL

    It is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library. ...

  • Let's Encrypt

    Let's Encrypt

    It is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). ...

  • Ensighten

    Ensighten

    Ensighten is a comprehensive website security company, offering next generation compliance, enforcement and client-side protection against data loss, ad injection and intrusion. ...

  • Authy

    Authy

    We make the best rated Two-Factor Authentication smartphone app for consumers, a Rest API for developers and a strong authentication platform for the enterprise. ...

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AWS WAF logo

AWS WAF

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Control which traffic to allow or block to your web application by defining customizable web security rules
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      CloudFlare

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        Easy setup, great cdn
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        Free ssl
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        Easy setup
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        Security
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        Ssl
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        Great cdn
      • 76
        Optimizer
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        Simple
      • 43
        Great UI
      • 27
        Great js cdn
      • 11
        AutoMinify
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        DNS Analytics
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        Apps
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        HTTP/2 Support
      • 8
        Ipv6
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        Easy
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        Rocket Loader
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        IPv6 "One Click"
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        SSHFP
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        Nice DNS
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        Fantastic CDN service
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        Cheapest SSL
      • 6
        Amazing performance
      • 6
        API
      • 6
        Free GeoIP
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        SPDY
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        DNSSEC
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        Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
      • 4
        Asynchronous resource loading
      • 4
        Ip
      • 3
        Performance
      • 3
        Ubuntu
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        Easy Use
      • 3
        Global Load Balancing
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        Mtn
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        Maker
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        Support for SSHFP records
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        CDN
      CONS OF CLOUDFLARE
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        No support for SSHFP records

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      Johnny Bell

      When I first built my portfolio I used GitHub for the source control and deployed directly to Netlify on a push to master. This was a perfect setup, I didn't need any knowledge about #DevOps or anything, it was all just done for me.

      One of the issues I had with Netlify was I wanted to gzip my JavaScript files, I had this setup in my #Webpack file, however Netlify didn't offer an easy way to set this.

      Over the weekend I decided I wanted to know more about how #DevOps worked so I decided to switch from Netlify to Amazon S3. Instead of creating any #Git Webhooks I decided to use Buddy for my pipeline and to run commands. Buddy is a fantastic tool, very easy to setup builds, copying the files to my Amazon S3 bucket, then running some #AWS console commands to set the content-encoding of the JavaScript files. - Buddy is also free if you only have a few pipelines, so I didn't need to pay anything 馃馃徎.

      When I made these changes I also wanted to monitor my code, and make sure I was keeping up with the best practices so I implemented Code Climate to look over my code and tell me where there code smells, issues, and other issues I've been super happy with it so far, on the free tier so its also free.

      I did plan on using Amazon CloudFront for my SSL and cacheing, however it was overly complex to setup and it costs money. So I decided to go with the free tier of CloudFlare and it is amazing, best choice I've made for caching / SSL in a long time.

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      Johnny Bell

      I recently moved my portfolio to Amazon S3 and I needed a new way to cache and SSL my site as Amazon S3 does not come with this right out of the box. I tried Amazon CloudFront as I was already on Amazon S3 I thought this would be super easy and straight forward to setup... It was not, I was unable to get this working even though I followed all the online steps and even reached out for help to Amazon.

      I'd used CloudFlare in the past, and thought let me see if I can set up CloudFlare on an Amazon S3 bucket. The setup for this was so basic and easy... I had it setup with caching and SSL within 5 minutes, and it was 100% free.

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      Akamai logo

      Akamai

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          Incapsula logo

          Incapsula

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            OpenSSL

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            Full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security and Secure Sockets Layer protocols
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                Simon Reymann
                Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 28 upvotes 路 3.3M views

                Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

                • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
                • Respectively Git as revision control system
                • SourceTree as Git GUI
                • Visual Studio Code as IDE
                • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
                • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
                • SonarQube as quality gate
                • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
                • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
                • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
                • Heroku for deploying in test environments
                • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
                • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
                • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
                • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
                • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

                The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

                • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
                • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
                • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
                • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
                • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
                • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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                Let's Encrypt logo

                Let's Encrypt

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                  Ensighten

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                      Authy

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