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Pros
"What I like about Lightning ADC, is that instead of having a big appliance sitting in front of the Kubernetes cluster, Lightning can pretty much go inside of Kubernetes."

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"The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The pricing is quite good.""The solution is easy to set up."

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Cons
"A10 documentation is not as open and accessible as AWS and Azure documentation is."

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"The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2.""Scalability can be an issue.""The monitoring on the solution could be better.""The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."

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"It is not expensive.""Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: What I like about Lightning ADC, is that instead of having a big appliance sitting in front of the Kubernetes cluster, Lightning can pretty much go inside of Kubernetes.
Top Answer: Sometimes, there are multiple ADC components running at the same time which causes problems relating to the load balance in traffic leading to the matrices being pushed back towards the harmony site… more »
Top Answer: We've dealt with the reverse proxy before; it pretty much goes in that direction. It has a load balancer component for the reverse proxy which allows us to do some content caching. These are use cases… more »
Top Answer: Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
Top Answer: Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year.
Top Answer: One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS. We had some requirement for load balancing that it did not support SAP, they should… more »
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7.0
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Average Words per Review
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Also Known As
Lightning ADS
Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
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Overview

A cloud-native, software-defined solution that provides integrated advanced load-balancing, performance optimization, application security and per-application analytics to increase operational agility and application performance.

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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Sample Customers
Handle Financial
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government6%
University6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider33%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, A10 Networks and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Updated: September 2021.
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A10 Networks Lightning ADC is ranked 13th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 1 review while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 10 reviews. A10 Networks Lightning ADC is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Lightning ADC writes "Great integration capabilities for those with the the know-how". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". A10 Networks Lightning ADC is most compared with A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Cloudflare and F5 Advanced WAF.

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