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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: In terms of stability, it is stable.
Top Answer: When you buy it you have a license bundle which I think you have to renew every year or every couple of years.
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Avi iWAF
F5 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

Avi iWAF leverages software-defined architecture and its strategic location on the network to gain real-time application insights. iWAF provides application security teams with an elastic and analytics-driven solution that scales and simplifies policy customization and administration through central management.

F5 BIG-IP LTM optimizes the speed and reliability of your apps via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on app and server and connection management conditions, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves application and infrastructure responsiveness. BIG-IP LTM's architecture includes protocol awareness to control traffic for the most important applications. BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers and delivers SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, to protect the user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server.

BIG-IP LTM provides enterprise-class Application Delivery Controller (ADC). You get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and advanced scaling technologies that deliver performance and reliability on-demand. The highly optimized TCP/IP stack combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show LTM's TCP stack delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.

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Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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Avi Networks Intelligent Web Application Firewall is ranked 32nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 31 reviews. Avi Networks Intelligent Web Application Firewall is rated 0.0, while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". Avi Networks Intelligent Web Application Firewall is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Citrix Web App and API Protection and AWS WAF, whereas F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Citrix ADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC.

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