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Medianova versus Imperva

Easily compare Medianova and Imperva 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 Medianova Imperva
Short profile 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. 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.

Products

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Product Medianova Imperva
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes Content Delivery Network
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Content Caching
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Internet Live Streaming No
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand No
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimization Yes Image Compression
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Sortof/partially Name Server (NS) Protection
tooltip Name Server (NS) Protection is a secure proxy in front of your authoritative DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region Medianova Imperva
North America 7 11
Latin America 1 3
Europe 13 11
Russia & CIS 1 1
Asia excl. China 2 11
China 0 0
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 5 3
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Imperva
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service 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) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable Unknown

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Medianova Imperva
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Yes Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Yes Yes FAQ
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes IPv6 support
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Yes Compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes 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 Yes Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Granular control/override rules possible
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Granular control/override rules possible
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Yes Purge all, by directory, by file extension, by tag(s)
Analytics Yes Near real-time Yes Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request Yes Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Imperva
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) Yes CDN and SSL/TLS
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Yes
Token authentication Yes Yes Via authentication header
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Two Factor Authentication
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Yes IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support Medianova Imperva
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Yes Imperva’s team of support engineers deliver technical assistance 24x7x365 via phone, email, or online via the self service portal