If you want to find an alternative to CloudFlare for the best website security possible, we encourage you to research your options and read online reviews. It is important to make an informed decision about who to trust with your website, reputation, and business.
We reviewed our sales calls and chat transcripts to see what users said when considering alternatives to CloudFlare. We also read what CloudFlare customers were saying online, contacted their support team, and researched their website.
CloudFlare speeds up and protects websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. CloudFlare specializes in increasing website performance with their content delivery network. CloudFlare uses Anycast technology to scale with servers. Their WAF solution starts at $20.00 per month.
Sucuri is a cloud-based website security provider that specializes in website malware research. With Sucuri, businesses and web professionals can protect their websites, improve performance, monitor for indicators of compromise, and receive unlimited support for security incidents.
Sucuri is an alternative to CloudFlare with the best cost-benefit in the market. The main difference between CloudFlare and Sucuri is transparent pricing.
|Pricing||WAF starting at $9.99/month||WAF starting at $20/month|
|Number of Reviews||234||63|
|Web Application Firewall (WAF) Protection||Yes||Yes|
|File Integrity Scan||Yes||–|
|SSL Certificate (on WAF)||Yes||Yes|
|Smart Caching Options||Yes||Yes|
|Virtual Patching & Hardening||Yes||–|
|DDoS Attack Mitigation||Yes||Yes|
|Zero-Day Exploits Prevention||Yes||Yes|
Sucuri offers one annual fee for website cleanup and protection, with unlimited malware removal requests. With CloudFlare, additional charges may apply for one-time manual cleanups and complicated malware removal.
The Sucuri Firewall is included in all plans. We are serious about performance so we use several techniques to make your site faster. Sucuri offers website protection and increased performance with Sucuri’s global Anycast content delivery network. The Sucuri CDN caches your website content automatically, increasing the website speed by over 70%.
Even though the Sucuri website firewall already comes with a CDN that increases website performance more than 70%, Sucuri products can also be used together with other CDNs, such as Cloudflare. However, often due to our caching technology and global Anycast CDN, an additional CDN might not be necessary.
CloudFlare offers advanced security features for e-commerce websites in their Business plan ($200/month), whereas Sucuri offers advanced security in all of the plans (starting at $9.99/month). Website security should be part of any e-commerce website stack. The Sucuri Website Security Platform (signup page) provides continuous website monitoring, protection, performance increase and remediation in case a website is compromised.
Sucuri offers unlimited distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks mitigation in all Web Application Firewall (WAF) plans. No matter the attack size, type, or duration, Sucuri servers can handle a massive amount of malicious traffic. Receive only legitimate traffic and don’t disrupt your business. Layers 3, 4, and 7 DDoS attack mitigation are not included on Cloudflare`s free plan and require an upgrade to Business or Enterprise plans. Sucuri plans include coverage for all DDoS attack types.
Sucuri researchers work night and day to stay on top of new website threats. In 2018, the Sucuri Firewall successfully protected websites from 99% of zero-day vulnerabilities. These types of security flaws are not known to software developers, meaning that security patches aren’t available. Despite this, the Sucuri Firewall blocks the vast majority of these exploitation attempts.
Sucuri offers unlimited malware removal in all Website Security Platform plans. Even if your website is reinfected, you will be able to open a malware removal ticket and Sucuri’s security analysts will clean your website. This includes automated cleanup, manual inspection, and a complete report of the quarantined files. By comparison, CloudFlare does not offer monitoring or remediation services.
What makes Sucuri the best WAF for small businesses and developers?
Thought Leaders in Website Security
Sucuri Labs offers unique insights that together with our Sucuri Blog help millions of website owners protect their property. This has earned us press and media mentions from top news outlets, industry blogs, and cybersecurity journalists.
Don’t take our word for it. See what website owners like you have to say.
ilacweb, Naime Yildirim
I tried to find some help, I tried to find a security company and a professional solution to websites regularly, with affordable payments. The two options that I found at first were not providing a security support for a term like one year. They were offering “cleaning” for one time. I thought these options would be temporary and this means that my website can be hacked again, then that would be frankly a waste of time and money for me. The third option that I found was thankfully, Sucuri.Read More
James Tracey Photography
Within two hours my site was clean and safe to use. As I am technically limited, I wasn’t sure how to setup the prevention and firewall and again support was superb in setting everything up for me within half an hour.”Read More
Financial Ducks in a Row, Jim Blankenship
“If you don’t want to learn to be a system administrator and you want to be able to resolve hacker/malware attacks quickly, Sucuri is an excellent choice to take care of this part of your business. It’s one less thing to worry about.”Read More
Lightweb, Oscar Lundgren
We will never ever clean a site on our own again. We are extremely happy with the swiftness, professionalism and accuracy Sucuri delivers. We are now pointing any hacked clients to Sucuri, and all have been satisfied this far.Read More
Softwear Systems, Mitch Meyer
You guys got me up and running. That’s when I said I’m done and decided to stop with CloudFlare and go with Sucuri 100%. I’m a small entity here. CloudFlare is not designed for small entity. They’re designed for someone who has a lot of capital. What about the small business owner like me? They didn’t take care of that person, but Sucuri does – and the large.Read More
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