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QUANTIL versus Incapsula

Easily compare QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL Incapsula
Short profile QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter). 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 QUANTIL 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 Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Partially
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 Unknown Unknown

Network

Region QUANTIL Incapsula
North America 10 10
Latin America 0 1
Europe 6 9
Russia & CIS 1 1
Asia, excl China 15 4
China 550 0
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration QUANTIL Incapsula
Minimum contract term 12 months 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $1000 $0
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown No volume charge
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown No volume charge
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown No volume charge

Features

Web acceleration QUANTIL Incapsula
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially Depends on number of POPs turned on Available/supported Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported FAQ
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Available/supported 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 Partially Custom config, done by their support team Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month 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 Partially Custom config, done by their support team Partially
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
API Partially XML output Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection QUANTIL Incapsula
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Available/supported Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans
Token authentication Available/supported
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Not available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported 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
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.
Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support QUANTIL Incapsula
Documentation Available/supported Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public. Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability. Available/supported Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support