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G-Core Labs versus Incapsula

Easily compare G-Core Labs and Incapsula for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company G-Core Labs Incapsula
Short profile G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm. Incapsula launched in 2009 and is a security-first CDN, with DDoS mitigation and Web Application Firewall services, as well as CDN-acceleration features like dynamic content caching & smart content optimization. Incapsula comes integrated with load balancing and failover solutions.

Products

Product G-Core Labs Incapsula
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Not available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Partially
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Unknown

Network

Region G-Core Labs Incapsula
North America 7 10
Latin America 1 1
Europe 11 9
Russia & CIS 15 1
Asia, excl China 4 4
China 0 0
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 2 1
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs Incapsula
Minimum contract term Unknown 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $250 $0
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB No volume charge
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB No volume charge
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB No volume charge

Features

Web acceleration G-Core Labs Incapsula
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported ~30 seconds Available/supported Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported FAQ
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported Can configure specific other Host header.
tooltip Forward client request Host header is possible
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Currently in beta Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible
Cache control - client caching Partially Origin headers are inherited Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Partially
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially A few minutes Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog) Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
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API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs Incapsula
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Available/supported Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Manage self in control panel Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans
Token authentication Available/supported Secure Token Not available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Country Access Policy Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Referer Access Policy Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Two Factor Authentication
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported IP Access Policy Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support G-Core Labs Incapsula
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Available/supported Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support