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"Its visibility and login mechanism are the best parts. In addition to the great visibility it has a great dashboard and an easy to configure graphic user interface, a beautiful GUI.""The interface and software features are the most valuable aspects of this solution."

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"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."

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"In terms of improvement, the pricing and documentation need improvement. We have had problems getting the documents.""I did not go with it because their APM module is a different product altogether. It's a common thing that companies do. They sell something and then they add on top of it as a different product. It is a type of marketing strategy. But when it comes to the overall management, it takes a lot of time to really look into it."

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

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"With Avi Networks, you can buy a 10-Gig license and, if your primary data center goes down, in the flick of a switch you can move that license to your backup data center and it will generate the traffic... there are a lot of cost-effective measures."

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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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Overview

The Avi Vantage Platform is purpose-built for the cloud and mobile era using a unique analytics-driven, 100% software approach. Avi Vantage is the first platform to leverage the power of software-defined principles to achieve unprecedented agility, insights, and efficiency in application delivery.

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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Palo Alto Networks, DGDean, Swisslos
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Avi Networks Software Load Balancer vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews. Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is rated 7.6, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Avi Networks Software Load Balancer writes "Great dashboard and GUI, but APM is a separate product". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, HAProxy, NGINX Plus and Citrix Intelligent Traffic Management, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and Imperva Incapsula. See our Avi Networks Software Load Balancer vs. Fortinet FortiADC report.

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