A10 Networks Lightning ADC Competitors and Alternatives

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Network and System Administrator at Guardian Capital Group Ltd
Real User
Top 20
Nov 12, 2020
Reduces site failures, easy to manage from a single pane of glass, and the support is good

What is our primary use case?

We use our devices as virtual load balancers for Exchange 2016, primarily. We have two sites with two LMs at each site in clusters. We also use the devices as global DNS services and reverse proxy/authentication servers for our external users. Our services are primarily Microsoft products being served. These include Exchange, SharePoint, CRM Dynamics, Skype, and ADFS. We are also looking at implementing websites in the future as required. SSL offloading is enabled. Our devices are set up in the network as well as the DMZ.

Pros and Cons

  • "The DNS Load Balancer makes it so that I don't have to worry about site failures."
  • "We experienced a brief period of instability."

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to use Kemp's support to help with the initial setup. It is included in the initial cost and it makes sure that best practices are used. Keep up with the support because it's worth it. I am currently happy with everything.
Do Phan
Project Manager at FPT
Reseller
May 30, 2020
Easy to use, good performance, and the SSL upload capability is helpful

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we deploy for our customers. I have deployed VIPRON six different times so far. Our customers are in the banking industry. Our clients primarily use this solution in core banking for handling card-based transactions.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the SSL upload."
  • "The pricing for this solution should be reduced so that it can be more competitive."

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson that I have learned from working with this product is that the sizing must be correct, which is because of the cost of the device and the license. We sometimes have problems because pre-sales engineers will suggest a lower model to save on costs, but this results in substandard performance that cannot handle the level of throughput and concurrent connections. It is very important to have the sizing assessed properly. Overall, I think that the product is very good and our only complaint is about the pricing. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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