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Real User
Technical Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 13 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has multi-tenancy features, like hardware clustering. It has software partitioning so that you can partition F5. For example, in my recent deployments, I deployed F5 in a bank where they had two load balancers. One was Cisco Ace and the... more»

What needs improvement?

The room for improvement is that the product is a little costly. I live in the Third World, Pakistan. We have budget constraints, even in big enterprise servers. My team said that this product is too costly, and why don't we go with another... more»
Real User
Network Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the F5 LTM most organisations will be using most. It provides the core functionality to be able to load balance services and the means and the intelligence to be able to load balance based on advanced logic, e.g.,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled us to keep a sustainable and supported load balancing platform. This is partly due to Cisco withdrawing a large number of their load balancing products and also related to Microsoft Network Load Balancing not scaling enough to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like F5 to incorporate the ability to create your own custom roles and customised permissions within the product set. I have seen many customers wanting to give a certain level of access for the purposes of out-of-hours servicing to... more»

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Real User
Product Specialist - Security Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

iRule: It's a great feature that helped us multiple times have an advantage over competition Appliance Performance: One of the main advantages we always have over competition is in hardware performance, where the smallest F5 appliances compete with competitors’ medium to high-end appliances, while high-end devices can sit in the datacenter without risking... more»

What needs improvement?

* Reporting: One of the negative things about F5 is there is no place to generate a summary/executive/detailed report about everything happening on the box, especially for WAF & APM events. The only way to get some kind of report is enable the AVR module, and manually export the data required into PDF/XLS documents. * GUI interface: F5 appliances lack a... more»
Real User
Solution Architect/Application Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

We like the capability to combine the content switching with the intrusion prevention and adding the security roles, so we can expose certain sub-pieces outside without exposing everything. Another feature that we like is how they integrate nicely with the Oracle PeopleSoft application, and since that's one of my main focuses, I really like that they have the... more»

What needs improvement?

I have been really happy with what they have been doing. They could improve the synchronization between their main site and the failover site. Sometimes, we run into issues where it does not sync well, so I would like to see that improved. The synchronization does works fairly well. However, if I were to make changes, I would make it easier to start the sync... more»
Real User
Lead Customer Engineer - Service Delivery at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 14 2017

What is most valuable?

I have been working on the LTM and GTM lines. Both of the products are awesome. I would consider the Wide IP and ZoneRunner features of GTM extremely useful. For the overall product, I would say provisioning is a good feature. There are other... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are fond of the load balancing feature for DNS and servers. Also, these can help you natting/hiding the real IP.

What needs improvement?

The only area that has room for improvement would be pricing. Other than that, the v11 clustering is a new technology they have brought in that does not require improvement. They are the leader in the space.
Real User
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

What is special in this device is that it can handle situations if there are any disconnections on one of the WAN connections. Also, it is so user-friendly and there are lots of monitoring system features.

How has it helped my organization?

In our enterprise, we have more than 80 branches and also an HQ that needs to have a 24/7 connection. Before they were using MPLS connections for all of the branches and the HQ, so the price was really high, i.e., around 0.43$ million per... more»

What needs improvement?

There is a clear light at the end of the tunnel with this technology, by adding some other options just in the monitoring system and reducing the prices.
Real User
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

I really like the ease of use of it in general. If I were to choose one in particular, perhaps it would be the iRule feature. It’s a really versatile tool.

How has it helped my organization?

Previously we had an IdP on a Linux server. However, this was a pain to configure. With the F5 this has become easy. Therefore, more and more of our applications are now transferred to SAML.

What needs improvement?

The SharePoint SSO part has some room for improvement. Opening documents and spreadsheets on local applications in on our specific situation is not possible.
Real User
IT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 22 2017

What do you think of Symantec VIP Access Manager?

Valuable Features It is a fast and easy solution for end users. You are always online. • Improvements to My Organization We were using two-factor authentication via SMS previous to this solution. Sometimes SMSs were not received and users could not make a VPN connection. With this tool, it is now enough to just press the approve button. • Room for Improvement There are some shortcomings on the reporting side, such as how many connections you can get per month. • Use of Solution We started to use it in IT first. We tested it for one month. Later on, we moved all domain VPN users and consultant companies. We have used it for ten months since then. • Stability Issues There have not been any stability issues yet. Especially with the consultant firms' VPN connections,...
User
Information Security Consultant And Project Management Of Information Security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Strong user authentication with easy integration to many applications using a free app, Mobile Credential, that lowers hardware costs.

How has it helped my organization?

Most of our customers reported fraud reduction and PCI compliance support.

What needs improvement?

They are adding QR code to its functionalities making the solution more complete. A good feature that would be interesting to have is a credential profile with access time control. Some of our customers would be happy with that. But a great... more»
Real User
Board Director at a manufacturing company
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

Still not clear why our IT decided to switch to F5 BIG-IP after two years experience. It appears as if there may be some advantage (possibly) related to security concerns (more secure?).

How has it helped my organization?

Two issues found in using BIG-IP and VNC viewer. Comparisons are done on the same client machines. * Client support: Cisco VPN has more Clients supported than BIG-IP, e.g., BSD.

What needs improvement?

Performance is the first thing and most critical issue that needs improvement. Supporting more Clients would be nice, but without improving performance, F5 will not widely be used for critical work. It killed an international meeting the... more»
Real User
Senior Information Security Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Resiliency: At one company I was at, we had development all over the world and often we would have a connection go down to the headquarters where we had the VPNs. This caused the remote site, sometimes with 100s of developers, to come to a halt isolating the office. In order to keep development going, I dropped a VPN and a small VIP relay server in the office.... more»

What needs improvement?

When tracking down an issue, you often have to go to each relay server and read through the logs.
Microsoft
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Microsoft UAG?

*Review updated on April 17, 2014 As you can read on the Microsoft TechNet blog ( http://bit.ly/J2Jcni ) UAG has entered the final part of its lifecycle. "Mainstream support will continue through April 14, 2015, and extended support will continue through April 14, 2020." The features you used in UAG are now available in Windows 2012 R2 using the operating system's DirectAccess and Web Application Proxy functionalities. "Customers will be granted a Windows Server 2012 Standard server license for each UAG server license with active Software Assurance to allow them to make the transition." Pros: Consolidate remote access from different networks, users and devices into a single product. UAG is able to work with all the most used browsers and operating systems (including...
Real User
Head of Data Centers Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 27 2017

What do you think of F5 BIG-IP?

Room for Improvement I think the product is a good product. I think where they can improve is in the licensing. It's quite expensive. They could make it more aligned with the business model than with the hardware. • Use of Solution I have been using F5 for about two years. • Stability Issues It is a stable product but sometimes we have some issues. I have other products that are competitors of F5, and they are also good. The performance of F5 so far is good. Usually, because we are responsible for providing high availability, we run our architecture with redundancy. Usually, for example, when I have F5, I have a couple of F5s, the active one and the standby one. Today, I had problems. I don't know what happened; it couldn't reload automatically. The other one assumed that...
Real User
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 26 2018

What do you think of F5 BIG-IP?

Primary Use Case We are using it primarily for load balancing. We also make great use of SSL interception (offloading and onloading), packet inspection, rewriting, and DNS wide IP. • Improvements to My Organization It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature. • Valuable Features Along with load balancing, we perform a lot of packet inspections, URL rewriting, and SSL interceptions via iRule.  • Room for Improvement I would recommend that the cost be lowered. User tracking: Needs to provide a visual interface to follow a customer's activity (from client to BIG-IP to SNAT IP to the chosen server, then back). Today, we are still performing packet captures. • Use of...
Real User
Team Leader Mainframe & Webservices at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 19 2016

What is most valuable?

* Easy administration * A lot of features * Scriptable (iRules and REST API) I have some experience with other load balancing providers. The BIG-IP’s interface is more intuitive than other GUIs. It is well structured, not overloaded, and does... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Central solution to control traffic or web applications (besides NG Firewall).

What needs improvement?

The ASM administration is quite complex. I am a technical GUI expert (not UI). They did improve the ASM administration in each version, but added new features, too. The topic itself is pretty complex, so it is not easy to provide a nice,... more»
Real User
Member Technical at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

iRules are so helpful in meeting our complex application’s architecture in case of routing. The requests have to be routed according to the cookies and headers of the host name itself. And also we can log the details, which helps us a lot in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization has various kinds of routing requirements and we have achieved it using F5’s iRules. Also with different load balancing options, many applications have benefited a lot.

What needs improvement?

Active-Standby sync has to be made automatic. All of the F5 boxes have an Active-Standby configuration. Users need to make changes in the Active box, but often users by mistake make changes in the Standby box. This creates problems when... more»
Consultant
Consultant
Jul 15 2017

What do you think of Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway?

Valuable Features Netscaler Gateway Netscaler AAA Netscaler Content Switching/Load Balancing Central Application Delivery Controller with a huge feature set based on the latest requirements • Improvements to My Organization We implement these solutions at many customer sites. This directly affects the productivity and gives the customer a very flexible solution. The customers have the possibility to provide access to their applications and data, but the data itself won’t leave their data centers. • Room for Improvement I can't think of anything at the moment. • Use of Solution We have been using NetScaler for five years. • Scalability Issues We sometimes had issues after updates. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give technical support a...
Real User
Sr. Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 20 2017

What do you think of F5 BIG-IP?

Valuable Features Great load balancing Solid OS Great support • Improvements to My Organization Far superior to DNS Round-Robin load balancing; great HTTP and HTTPs redirection. • Room for Improvement Fixing bugs. • Use of Solution About 11 years, I believe. • Stability Issues Older OS releases may have had some bugs (active/active on reboot, I think we saw on one OS version). Very stable OS over all. We had one issue on our upgrade to 11.x where I had to engage F5 support. But they resolved it. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Excellent. • Previous Solutions No. • Initial Setup Pretty straightforward. The first generation of Big-IP we had, we did a crossover heartbeat cable, but our current one just uses a...
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What do you think of F5 BIG-IP?

Valuable Features LTM is a full-reverse proxy, handling connections from clients. The F5 LTM uses Virtual Services (VSs) and Virtual IPs (VIPs) to configure a load balancing setup for a service. We have used this feature in many applications, especially for HTTP and HTTPS. • Room for Improvement There is room for improvement with their firmware quality control. A bug in the firmware caused hardware failures. • Use of Solution I have been using it for one year. • Stability Issues Unfortunately, we faced hardware failures and a lot of other problems, as well. With the hardware failure problem, we faced a management problem via the GUI. We could only manage the device through the CLI. The issue was caused by a firmware bug. In addition, health check statistics like CPU...
Real User
Games, Apps and Web Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What do you think of F5 BIG-IP?

Valuable Features LTM for balancing ASM for WAF • Improvements to My Organization I'm a system integrator, not a customer. Usually F5 meets customer expectations well. It's best of breed and an industry leader. • Room for Improvement Security and Reporting. • Use of Solution As a pre-sale engineer, I'm not working with the F5 solution but I'm studying F5's features and competitor benchmarking. • Stability Issues When WAF is enabled, you can see a decrease in performance. • Scalability Issues Not to date. • Customer Service and Technical Support Very good. • Previous Solutions Citrix NetScaler. F5 supports better features, from load balancing to security and application visibility. NetScaler is better with a VDI solution. • Initial Setup Not...

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