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Fastly vs Incapsula: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fastly as "We're redefining content delivery". Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds. On the other hand, Incapsula is detailed as "Cloud-based service that makes websites safer, faster and more reliable". 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.

Fastly and Incapsula can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

Some of the features offered by Fastly are:

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)

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

  • Website Security and WAF
  • Unmatched web application security experience, enhanced by real-time big data analytics, enables Incapsula to provide best-of-breed security to the world's businesses. DDoS Protection
  • Combining a robust network backbone and industry-acclaimed traffic inspection solutions, Incapsula provides protection against all application, network, and protocol-based DDoS attacks. CDN

According to the StackShare community, Fastly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Incapsula, which is listed in 98 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Fastly
Pros of Incapsula
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    Real-time updates
  • 25
    Fastest CDN
  • 21
    Powerful API
  • 20
    Great support
  • 14
    Great customer support
  • 7
    Instant Purging
  • 7
    Custom VCL
  • 6
    Good pricing
  • 6
    Tag-based Purging
  • 5
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 4
    Speed & functionality
  • 4
    Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
  • 4
    Best CDN
  • 5
    Best of them

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Cons of Fastly
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    Minimum $50/mo spend
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    What is Fastly?

    Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

    What is 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.

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