Comparison of the Highwinds and Incapsula CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and Incapsula for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Highwinds Incapsula
POPs in North-America 13HelpAshburn (13), Atlanta (2), Chicago (4), Dallas (4), Los Angeles (13), Miami (1), New York (8), Newark (1), Phoenix (6), San Francisco (2), San Jose/Sunnyvale (7), Seattle (3) and Toronto (3). 9HelpSeattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Ashburn, Atlanta, Miami
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 4HelpAmsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Paris
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 3HelpTokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 2HelpSydney, Auckland
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 0HelpSao Paulo (Brazil) is coming soon.
POPs in Middle-East 0 1HelpTel Aviv
POPs in Africa 0 0

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Highwinds Incapsula
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available
Resellers TurboBytes

Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.

Features & Support Highwinds Incapsula
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes No
Purge Yes Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes YesHelpIncapsula offers granular control over the caching behavior, including setting custom caching directives for specific resources and/or resource groups (e.g. all *.jpg cached for 30 days).
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpShared certificate is free on all plans except the Free plan. Enterprise customers can upload their own certificate.
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpThe console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions. YesHelpInsight in bandwidth usage, activity per URL, per geographical region/country. The data is available with a short delay of a few minutes.
Access Logs Yes NoHelpIncapsula does provide an event log showing all relevant security events.
API Yes YesHelpThe API is RESTful and format is JSON.
Support YesHelpThe Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes. YesHelpThe support levels are “plan-dependent”: Free Customers – Community Support Paying non-Enterprise Customers - Email 8X5 Enterprise Customers - Email, Phone 24X7 (incl. dedicated support contact and toll free number)
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