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AWS Shield vs CloudFlare: What are the differences?

AWS Shield: Managed DDoS Protection. 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; CloudFlare: The Web Performance & Security Company. Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

AWS Shield belongs to "Security" category of the tech stack, while CloudFlare can be primarily classified under "Content Delivery Network".

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      Easy setup, great cdn
    • 274
      Free ssl
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      Easy setup
    • 184
      Security
    • 179
      Ssl
    • 94
      Great cdn
    • 76
      Optimizer
    • 69
      Simple
    • 43
      Great UI
    • 27
      Great js cdn
    • 11
      AutoMinify
    • 11
      DNS Analytics
    • 11
      Apps
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      HTTP/2 Support
    • 8
      Ipv6
    • 8
      Easy
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      Rocket Loader
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      IPv6 "One Click"
    • 6
      SSHFP
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      Nice DNS
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      Fantastic CDN service
    • 6
      Cheapest SSL
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      Amazing performance
    • 6
      API
    • 6
      Free GeoIP
    • 5
      SPDY
    • 5
      DNSSEC
    • 5
      Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
    • 4
      Asynchronous resource loading
    • 4
      Ip
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      Performance
    • 3
      Ubuntu
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      Easy Use
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      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

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        No support for SSHFP records

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      What is AWS Shield?

      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.

      What is CloudFlare?

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

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      What are some alternatives to AWS Shield and CloudFlare?
      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.
      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
      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
      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
      It is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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