owl WAF vs Shield Security

owl WAF vs Shield Security

 
owl WAF vs Shield Security

owl WAF - Cloud-based Web Application Firewall

€ 10 / month
4.6

Brand and business

4.0/5

Price

4.5/5

Ease of use

5.0/5

Website Application Firewall features

4.5/5

Unrelated clutter

5.0/5

Pros

  • An online security company founded in May 2018. The owl power EUROPE team mostly focuses on European customers and WordPress. They have strategic partnerships with the biggest online security brands.
  • Price: € 10 per month or € 89 per year. 3 months FREE incentive to purchase a yearly plan.
  • Requires just a server-side connection, done by owl WAF support team under 5 minutes. No setup, no configuration, no alerts, no interventions are needed. Fully managed service by the owl WAF security experts.
  • Offers a blazing-fast AND real-time preventative security feature against XSS/SQL INJECTIONS, CODE UPLOADS, DOS and DDOS PROTECTION, stopping SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY and CONTENT GRABBING.
  • Unparalleled cloud compatibility, working with top CMS, eshop systems, frameworks and website builders. Compatibility list supported by strategic partnerships.

Cons

  • Cloud-based Web Application Firewall requires public access to the protected domain. Cannot be used inside private networks or DMZ.
  • Per domain licensing can be costly for big portfolio agencies or corporate customers. Volume discounts can be requested only via direct contact.
  • Fully managed service also means that you need to request each time customer support to whitelist a new 3rd party integration or IP/location/device.
  • Fully managed service also means NO alerts, NO reports, NO emails, NO SMS/tweet/pings. The monthly report can be requested for FREE.
  • Has no other features than a real-time firewall.
Loads with your WordPress and works as a shield.

Shield Security: Protection with Smarter Automation

$1.00 p/m
3.05

Brand and business

2.5/5

Price

5.0/5

Ease of use

2.8/5

Website Application Firewall features

1.5/5

Unrelated clutter

3.5/5

Pros

  • The Exclusive Vulnerability Scanner, does all the hard work, letting you get on with your own work.
  • Half the battle in a security breach is knowing about it. If you wait for 24hrs before you’re alerted, it’s probably already too late. Just have a dedicated person jump on those alerts immediately.
  • Price: unmatched by any other competitor. Almost free. Yet it costs.

Cons

  • It’ll alert you to vulnerable plugins and themes, and automatically upgrade them for you.
  • Imagine a severe security urgency. Then consider the following options to act upon your urgent notification: "You have a wealth of documentation ready at your fingertips, and further guidance is just an email away any time you need it."
  • False positives and unwanted notification because: "The exclusive Plugins/Themes scanner will detect all changes to your files at any time of the day or night."
  • Buzzkill for premium plugins and saved configurations: "Shield lets you to instantly re-install suspect plugins using guided wizards that make recovery easy."
  • DB bloat: "Unlimited audit trail. Review site activity as far back as you need".
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