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Medianova versus Incapsula

Easily compare Medianova and Incapsula 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 Incapsula
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. 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.

Products

Product Medianova Incapsula
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? Available/supported Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Not available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Partially
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Unknown

Network

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

Pricing

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

Features

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

Support

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