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"Its most valuable feature is its ability to do its job accurately, effectively, and very quickly. The amount of traffic that we have going through our system is astounding... The delay with the SSL decryption turned on is almost unnoticeable."

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"The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity.""TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""Simple to use and easy to integrate."

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"There is one thing I would like to see changed. In their features for setting things up, there is a templating system that would normally assist clients. However, we had a better time setting up the device either through the command line or through the interface and not using the templates that were pre-installed. So there is room for improvement to the templates for initial installation."

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"Technical support and documentation could both be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall.""The initial setup could be simplified.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved."

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"Our licensing costs, yearly, are just under $15,000. Your initial cost of acquisition is obviously going to be more than $15,000..."

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Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: Simple to use and easy to integrate.
Top Answer: From a pricing perspective, I believe FortiADC is cheaper than the F5 and also cheaper than some of the well established load balancers. There is a subscription fee but I'm not sure of the exact cost.
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Thunder SSLi
FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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SSL encrypted traffic is growing, rendering most security devices ineffective.
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With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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Sample Customers
Klein Independent School District
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%

A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is ranked 1st in SSL/TLS Decryption with 1 review while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews. A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder SSLi writes "Enables our content filter to do its job without any noticeable delay ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is most compared with Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer.

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