Sucuri Firewall Pro is better?
Sucuri Firewall Pro is better? Yes, in a way. It depends on the users, and on how he or she is managing the website. However, I personally feel Sucuri is better and can be better.
In the market, Sucuri is not the only one markets website protection. There is big name like Cloudflare, Stachpath and others. But my discussion is on Sucuri today, and the Pro plan. They don’t have a free plan like Cloudflare. For their plans: You can find it here
I set up and use most, Actually, they do the job. However, I like Sucuri. The set up gives me a feeling that it is more secure for those choose to use their own DNS. The website webroot point to Sucuri proxy, not to your source. In this way, it is difficult to find your source IP and attack it.
Even your source IP is exposed, you can protect your web server only allowing sucuri proxies to access it. It is strongly recommended that you do that. When you are using a firewall proxy, your log will show the proxy IP instead. Sucuri has a tutorial on this, how The X-forward can be found here for the most web server.
Sucuri Package from us comes with monitoring too. You can check your website is status and infected by malware or not as little as 6 hours interval.
Most website proxies include CDN. With the feature, it speeds up your website. A bigger brand has more POP than Sucuri. However, never get the impression that the site responds faster. For example, my website vastspace.net scores 86 in Pingdom speed test with Sucuri and 72 only with the other firewall. Test location for both set up was the same. To confirm, I used GTmetrix, Yslow is 81 and 89 with Sucuri.
I feel too the website has loaded faster even the load time at GTmetrix has proven. I’m not sure you have to pay more to improve loading speed (image loading speed for example) if this is the case, Sucuri is cheaper.
Sucuri is easy to understand and straight forward to most as compared to many web firewall. I found what I need, I have tried some web protection GUI. I’m either overwhelmed by the clickable icons or they have limited features. Actually, the worst feelings are having to pay for a particular feature. In my opinion, do not put them there but sell them as the addons.
Like I have mentioned, this is my opinion. Sucuri is value for money. It costs lesser than most, you will get website protection and speed. It is worth considering.