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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

Product Imperva CDNetworks
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported 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? Not available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Not available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Partially Available/supported
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 Not available/supported

Network

Region Imperva CDNetworks
North America 11 11
Latin America 2 7
Europe 12 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

Web acceleration Imperva CDNetworks
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant Partially ~ 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Anycasted network (regional) Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported FAQ Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported IPv6 support Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the edge Resend from origin or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can configure specific other Host header.
tooltip Forward client request Host header is possible
Available/supported 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 Not available/supported Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant Partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension, by tag(s) Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard Available/supported
Log files Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
Available/supported
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Imperva CDNetworks
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported CDN and SSL/TLS Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Via authentication header Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Two Factor Authentication Available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI Available/supported

Support

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