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Imperva versus CDNetworks

Easily compare Imperva and CDNetworks 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 CDNetworks
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. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products.

Products

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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Imperva CDNetworks
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Content Delivery Network Yes Dynamic Web Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Caching Yes Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? No Yes Media Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video No Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Compression Yes Cloud Image Optimization
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
Yes Cloud DNS+
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Edge Computing Platform

Network

Region Imperva CDNetworks
North America 11 11
Latin America 3 7
Europe 11 13
Russia & CIS 1 17
Asia excl. China 11 20
China 0 20
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 3 9
Africa 1 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Imperva CDNetworks
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Imperva CDNetworks
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes FAQ No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 support Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
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 Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Granular control/override rules possible Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Granular control/override rules possible Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Sortof/partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, by directory, by file extension, by tag(s) Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Real time perf and security events dashboard Yes
Log files Yes Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
Yes
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Imperva CDNetworks
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 Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Extra costs
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 Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI Yes

Support

Customer support Imperva CDNetworks
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes Imperva’s team of support engineers deliver technical assistance 24x7x365 via phone, email, or online via the self service portal Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support