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Incapsula versus Medianova

Easily compare Incapsula and Medianova 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 Incapsula Medianova
Short profile 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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product Incapsula Medianova
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 Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Available/supported

Network

Region Incapsula Medianova
North America 10 6
Latin America 1 0
Europe 9 10
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 4 1
China 0 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Incapsula Medianova
Minimum contract term 1 month 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $0 Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) No volume charge Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) No volume charge Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) No volume charge Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration Incapsula Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant Available/supported One to three 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) Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported FAQ Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the edge Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
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Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can configure specific other Host header.
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Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Not available/supported Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Partially Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
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Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection Incapsula Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Available/supported Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Not available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Two Factor Authentication Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support Incapsula Medianova
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers