Kemp LoadMaster Review

A reliable solution that is priced well, with great technical support


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for load balancing websites, load balancing Citrix solutions, and load balancing Microsoft Dynamics.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped us in certain situations that we have had to find a way to work around.

What is most valuable?

I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing. I find that to be a very interesting feature.

What needs improvement?

It should be more customizable and perhaps more like NetScaler in that regard. Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration.

I would like to see this solution more customizable in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since May of 2019.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. It's pretty good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution's scalability is pretty good.

We have about 200 users in finance, customer service, and IT.

We are using this solution every day and we have plans to increase our usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is great.

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

Previously, I had used Microsoft NLB. We switched because it was more difficult to configure and it had many issues.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was very intuitive and user-friendly. The application itself is built to be more user-friendly.

It took two days to deploy. It wasn't difficult and it involved checking the configuration and calling support. There was no different kind of strategy.

It only takes one person to deploy and maintain this solution. As the Networking Administrator, I am the person who is responsible.

What about the implementation team?

We did not use an integrator, reseller, or consultant. Only the main support.

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

Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00.

There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

Check for the complete needs of your entire network system.

In order to configure things, you will have to first draw out your connections before you implement it.

This solution is good and it's reliable but there are things to improve.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

LMX3
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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