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CloudFlare vs NS1: What are the differences?

CloudFlare: The Web Performance & Security Company. Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet; NS1: Intelligent DNS & traffic management. NS1’s intelligent DNS & traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet.

CloudFlare belongs to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack, while NS1 can be primarily classified under "DNS Management".

Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:

  • CDN
  • WAF (Web Application Firewall)
  • DDOS Protection

On the other hand, NS1 provides the following key features:

  • easy-to-use portal
  • rest api
  • monitoring
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Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of NS1
  • 420
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 273
    Free ssl
  • 195
    Easy setup
  • 184
    Security
  • 178
    Ssl
  • 94
    Great cdn
  • 76
    Optimizer
  • 69
    Simple
  • 43
    Great UI
  • 26
    Great js cdn
  • 11
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 11
    AutoMinify
  • 11
    Apps
  • 11
    DNS Analytics
  • 8
    Rocket Loader
  • 8
    Ipv6
  • 8
    Easy
  • 7
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 6
    Cheapest SSL
  • 6
    API
  • 6
    Free GeoIP
  • 6
    Amazing performance
  • 5
    SPDY
  • 5
    SSHFP
  • 5
    Nice DNS
  • 5
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 5
    DNSSEC
  • 5
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 4
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    Ip
  • 3
    Global Load Balancing
  • 3
    Performance
  • 3
    Easy Use
  • 3
    Ubuntu
  • 1
    Support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Maker
  • 2
    Speed
  • 2
    Filter Chain routing engine
  • 2
    FAST
  • 1
    High-Availability
  • 1
    DNSSec

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Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of NS1
  • 1
    No support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Price

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What is CloudFlare?

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

What is NS1?

NS1’s intelligent DNS & traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet.

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