Application Delivery Controllers Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Richard Hussain says in a Citrix NetScaler ADC review
Solutions Architect, Virtualization
As an architect, I have deployed it in so many areas. Some like to use the SSL portion of it, others, they use the load-balancing. It does a lot more than what people use it for. The one feature that works really well is the SSL VPN. It's very easy to set up and you can go very granular with it. You can define what user groups get what kind of access and the management overhead is very low. View full review »
Rehan Ghayyur Khan says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Technical Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It has so many features. First of all, it has a full proxy architecture, it has multiple modules. The best feature is the WAF, the web application firewall module. It also has cashing type capabilities. It has all kinds of load-balancing algorithms based on your IT requirements. So the WAF and load balancing. Both are core features of BIG-IP. In every environment, you have a Web application firewall, you have internet firewalls. Then, traffic comes into your datacenter so that you have datacenter firewalls. F5 has everything. It provides first-tier firewalling, for you application. And it provides server load-balancing, it provides optimization, and it provides a proxy feature, where your users cannot directly access your server. It acts as a fully proxy architecture. It has client-side and server-side connections, both, and they're separate. It also has an AVR feature: application, visibility, and recording. It's good for customers looking for what is actually happening in their network and where the latency is. If I'm using iDirect, the bank branch is connecting to my core banking application, but if the clients are finding that the application is slow, it has TCP LAN and WAN optimization features. It has has caching. View full review »
reviewer996537 says in a HAProxy review
User at a tech company with 201-500 employees
With each new release, I find very useful features and love each addition. Recently, the seamless reload feature was much needed and very helpful. View full review »
Christian Amaya says in an A10 Networks Thunder ADC review
Security Consultant & IT Professional at Sistemas Aplicativos, SISAP
The load balancing, proxies, and internal proxies are valuable features. View full review »
Luis Henriquez says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Application security * Automation * Orchestration * It is a fast and available solution. View full review »
Technicab017 says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* The web application firewall. * The configuration and integration into the AWS environment was pretty easy. View full review »
Develope0fe0 says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Load balancing * Being able to adjust headers. * Request response headers. * Patching issues in the load balancer that we don't want in the application layer. View full review »
Solutiond87c says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had a problem where customers were doing transactions in our system, pulling health records, and the system had to be shut down for maintenance. Unfortunately, we wouldn't know that the system was being shut down, and we would lose that information. Then, the customer would get upset. Using the F5, we were able to build rules to detect that the shutdown was occurring, then begin to route people elsewhere, so we didn't have any outages or downtime. This made customers a lot happier, and it made us a lot happier. View full review »
Joshua Cruz says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Associate Systems Engineer at Frontline Education
The most valuable feature is being able to manipulate the iRules, so you can send traffic to different avenues. View full review »
ChiefSecd99d says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Chief Security Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Central point of entry for our user base. * User authentication * PPI * Integration with our website. View full review »
Director1e9d says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Director Public Sector at Smart Tronix Inc
We have found the consistency of the application always being the way it is supposed to be as its most valuable feature. View full review »
Sathiya Shunmugasundaram says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Site Reliability Engineer at Apple
* Routing * Load balancing View full review »
Robert Smith says in a F5 BIG-IP review
DevOps Manager at TaxAct
* The detail that you have available when setting up iRules. * How the traffic routing works in F5. View full review »
Thomas Hejula says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Senior IT Engineer at Lumeris
* iRules * Simplicity I was able to simply and quickly set up the WAF rules and security, and also set up easily complex policies and rules which gave me some great features to redirect. So, I had to integrate API Gateway into our WAF, because we're a healthcare company, and we have to maintain security. Therefore, they didn't want to have public endpoints that had not been inspected. The policy features inside the WAF rules were really easy for me to set up. What I thought was going to take me two months, I had done in about two weeks. Between Googling and F5 having great information, so instead of using traditional iRules, I used a policy thing that they recommended. It was much simpler and cleaner, and seemed to execute faster. It was a great feature. The configuration and implementation of what I thought I was going to have to do was a lot simpler than I expected it to be. That was a plus. View full review »
Eric Foote says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Flexibility * Capacity * Reputation in the market. View full review »
SecSpec3291 says in a Citrix NetScaler ADC review
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company
The most valuable feature, absolutely, is its high-security. This product is based on Unix and there have been no problems since we started using it in 2015. View full review »
Samar Choudhury says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have Big-IP change and control manager, which give me the roll back option. Therefore, I can view the last things which happened on the device. View full review »
Bachir Elsitt says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Network Security Engineer at Data Consult
Protection of published website. When using ASM, we can have a layer 7 protection in order to prevent the website from attacks. View full review »
Nt3210Sec8 says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Network Security Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most important is that it stops very common attacks which can be performed by a simple hacker, and up to the advanced level. View full review »
FERHAT DEŞTEKİ says in a Citrix NetScaler ADC review
IT Security Administrator at Vakıf Katılım
It has an easy user experience and user interface. The security is effective and better than its competitors. View full review »
Stu3219 says in a Citrix NetScaler ADC review
Solution Architect with 10,001+ employees
* Global servers * Load balancing We need multi-site and DNS failover. View full review »
Aliaksei Shyshkou says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Lead Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are using the Big-IP, LTM, ASM, and GTM modules. * The Local Traffic Manager (LTM) provides a simple low balance and SSL decryption, in addition to some TCP parameters, for incoming and outgoing traffic to redirect appropriate traffic patterns to appropriate servers. * We are using Application Security Manager (ASM) as a web application firewall, where there is a security signature to avoid a web level breach. * We are using global traffic manager (GTM). Its main use cases is for application firewall modules, therefore we are not using it yet, but we are going to implement it for DDoS protection on some of our web services. View full review »
Erez Bar On says in a F5 BIG-IP review
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The most helpful thing is that it's open-source. It's very easy to program and customize. View full review »
Craig Parker says in a Citrix NetScaler ADC review
Workplace Virtualisation Senior Analyst with 10,001+ employees
NetScaler MAS centralised management and analytics makes it is easy to support, manage, monitor, and maintain a NetScaler solution. View full review »
JackChen3 says in a F5 BIG-IP review
Valuable features include Link Controller and Server Load Balancer with cloud support and application enhancement security. View full review »

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