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Akamai Recognized as 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Application Firewalls

Written by

Lorenz Jakober

April 19, 2021

Akamai has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Application Firewalls (for the second time). 

Gartner defines web application firewalls (WAFs) as "solutions designed to protect web applications and APIs from a variety of attacks, including automated (bots), injection and application layer denial of service (DoS). WAFs should provide signature-based protections, and should also support positive security models (automated allow lists) and/or anomaly detection."

Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice distinctions recognize vendors and products that are highly rated by their customers. The data Gartner has collected represents a top-level synthesis of vendor software products most valued by IT Enterprise professionals.

The customers who reviewed Akamai for Gartner Peer Insights span a broad range of organization sizes, with annual revenue ranges of less than US$50 million to greater than US$30 billion.  Additionally, the 5-star reviews include major verticals such as finance, retail, manufacturing, media, communications, energy and utilities, transportation, and more. 

Testimonials from Akamai customers include:

"Akamai, making other Security companies look bad." -- Security and Risk Management Leader in the Retail Industry

"Akamai Kona Site Defender Is A Must For Our Overall Security Program!" -- Senior Security Engineer in the Finance Industry

"Top WAF solution, perfect coverage, detection and prevention capabilities" -- Risk & Operations Security Manager in the Media Industry

"Powerful, but yet easy to manage" -- Technician in the Manufacturing Industry

"Great partnership & flexibility with an industry-leading solution & service" -- SVP Technology Engineering in the Finance Industry

We would like to thank all our customers for their support and partnership in tackling the internet's largest and most complex cybersecurity challenges.

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Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer': Web Application Firewalls, Peer Contributors, 25 March 2021



Written by

Lorenz Jakober

April 19, 2021