F5 Advanced Firewall Manager Review

Good support, and the functionality for blocking IPs works well

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for protection and blocking IPs for our customers.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that the blocking of IPs.

F5 has many advantages.

What needs improvement?

Currently, we have eighty F5s and we need some kind of management software. It would be very helpful. 

In the next release, I would like to have management and monitoring software included.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's not as easy to scale because you have to purchase new hardware to scale up.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with technical support, they are fairly widespread.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

Some of the rules were not easy to do and it can take a fair amount of time to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I am doing the maintenance of this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very expensive, and you pay extra for the models.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others who are interested in using F5 Advanced Firewall.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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