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"There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required.""F5 pricing is too high, compared to Citrix.""When we purchased additional licenses for our other locations, we received a discount of between 20% and 25%.""F5 BIG-IP can be expensive, although there are trial versions available which are helpful to find out if the solution is right for your company.""The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition.""The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition.""It is a bit expensive product. Kemp Loadmaster is much cheaper than F5. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It can be for one year or three years.""The price of the solution is sometimes expensive."

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Top Answer: Performance parameters if of Imperva X10K and BIG-IP i2600 may be checked in the following links: https://www.imperva.com/resources/datasheets/Imperva-DS-SECURESPHERE-APPLIANCE-Web092118-1.pdf… more »
Top Answer: The costs could be lower. In a report, we found that Citrix Solutions are somehow cheaper - including in relation to encryption licensing. I cannot compare as I haven't spoken to Citrix. I don't know… more »
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BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
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Overview

Ion, Akamai’s flagship performance solution, is a suite of intelligent performance optimizations and controls that helps deliver superior web, iOS, and Android app experiences. Built on the SLA-backed availability of the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Ion continuously monitors real user behavior — applying best-practice performance optimizations automatically — and adapting in real time to content, user behavior, and connectivity changes.

The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.
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Eurail, Boston Scientific
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, A10 Networks and others in Application Delivery Controllers. Updated: March 2021.
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Akamai Ion is ranked 19th in Application Delivery Controllers while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 20 reviews. Akamai Ion is rated 0.0, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". Akamai Ion is most compared with NGINX Plus, Citrix ADC and HAProxy, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus and A10 Networks Thunder ADC.

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