F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Review

A stable solution with useful web application firewall and load balancing features


What is our primary use case?

We are using it for web application firewall and load balancing features. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have about 2,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other product.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complex. It needs experience. Fortinet is easier to deploy than this.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have an IT team of 60 people.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using it. 

I would rate F5 BIG-IP an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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