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Imperva versus BelugaCDN

Easily compare Imperva and BelugaCDN 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 Imperva BelugaCDN
Short profile Imperva's CDN (formerly Incapsula) makes your websites and applications faster, more reliable and safer. A global network of servers provides content caching, load balancing and failover, while an enterprise-grade cloud web application firewall and DDoS protection safeguard your site from the latest threats. BelugaCDN launched their services in 2015 and is a pay-as-you-go, low-cost CDN provider. They have a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and POPs on 5 continents.

Products

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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Imperva BelugaCDN
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Content Delivery Network No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Caching Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? No Sortof/partially Only delivery of the HTTP video streams, no transcoding or transmuxing
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video No Yes Pseudo-streaming (progressive streaming), byte range requests support
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Compression No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Sortof/partially Name Server (NS) Protection
tooltip Name Server (NS) Protection is a secure proxy in front of your authoritative DNS
No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Available upon request. Extra costs apply
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region Imperva BelugaCDN
North America 11 13
Latin America 3 1
Europe 11 4
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 11 5
China 0 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Imperva BelugaCDN
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $5
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Imperva BelugaCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially Often instant, sometimes a few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) Sortof/partially Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it
HTTP/2 Yes FAQ Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 support Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the edge Yes Compress on the fly
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can configure specific other Host header.
tooltip Forward client request Host header is possible
Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs Available upon request
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs Available upon request
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Granular control/override rules possible Yes Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
Cache control - client caching Yes Granular control/override rules possible Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes No
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, by directory, by file extension, by tag(s) Sortof/partially Purge all and purge using regex
Analytics Yes Real time perf and security events dashboard Yes All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time
Log files Yes Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
Extra costs Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Imperva BelugaCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes CDN and SSL/TLS No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Yes Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Token authentication Yes Via authentication header Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Two Factor Authentication No
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI Yes

Support

Customer support Imperva BelugaCDN
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Imperva’s team of support engineers deliver technical assistance 24x7x365 via phone, email, or online via the self service portal Yes Basic support (setup & troubleshooting: M-F, 9AM-5PM EST) is included for all accounts. Platinum (monthly spend more than $500) accounts receive priority. Enterprise customers receive phone support (w/ custom SLA).