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SwiftServe versus Incapsula

Easily compare SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe Incapsula
Short profile SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia. 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 SwiftServe Incapsula
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially 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 Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Unknown

Network

Region SwiftServe Incapsula
North America 2 10
Latin America 0 1
Europe 1 9
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 20 4
China 1 0
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 0 1
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe Incapsula
Minimum contract term 12 months 1 month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $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 SwiftServe Incapsula
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 15 minutes Available/supported Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Not 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 Resend from origin or compress on edge Compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header 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 Not available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type. 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 Not available/supported Partially
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Up to 15 minutes Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file, all and by directory Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension
Analytics Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe Incapsula
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Available/supported Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans
Token authentication Available/supported Not available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Not 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 Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support SwiftServe Incapsula
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Available/supported Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support