Anonymous UserNetwork and System Administrator at Guardian Capital Group Ltd
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The interface and software features are the most valuable aspects of this solution."
"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 security features are the most valuable features of this solution."
"We really like the performance of this solution."
"I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing."
"The base feature of Kemp LoadMaster load balancing ticks all the boxes but the most valuable features would be the security features Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF)."
"I like that this is a Network Load Balancer that can be used practically with any application in the backend. They have how-to guides on how to set up Kemp NLB with Exchange, but you can use it as well for Sharepoint, RDS, or any other back end server."
"The most valuable feature that I found is the load balancing feature, it is the core function of the product."
"When you configure the listening services, you can implement a lot of security features like the Edge Security Pack that intercepts the requests and processes those before they are sent to the real servers."
"The configuration is really easy and the web portal is self-explanatory."
"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."
"To make it a perfect ten out of ten it would need better connection logging. If there is an active connection, that there is better logging. It should also have better management monitoring tools."
"The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly."
"Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration."
"Overall, the Kemp LoadMaster has been an all-rounder great product and stable. The free trial and virtual edition make it a breeze for any potential customer to give it a spin before actually deciding to put it on the infrastructure or even talk to the CFO."
"The product is really good as-is out of the box. If there is one thing I would change is to have the license file not be coupled with the MAC address of the device. This is actually not really useful in a virtual environment where if you have a single VM with KEMP LoadMaster and you have not set up static MAC Address, if you, for example, recreate the VM and just load the disk file on a new VM it will get new MAC address and the NLB will not work as it will not see a proper license."
"Third, the password history restriction needs improvement. For example, the password policy will restrict the user to always use a unique password combination. The password should not be reused for a minimum of three generations of passwords."
"It would be helpful if there were a way to incorporate tooltips on the fields so that we don't have to dig through documentation."
"I think there should be more visual instructions on how to configure advanced features."
"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."
"The license varies according to the number of megabits."
"Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00."
"Any decent product will cost money and if you want great support and a great product, then you will want to spend the money on it."
"Nowadays, going with the virtual appliance is the easiest way and the cost is reasonable."
"They have multiple tiers of licensing and you can upgrade it easily."
"Pricing for the perpetual licensing was fair to us for the features and ease of use we received."
"This product has good value and features for the money."
"The setup cost and pricing plan is reasonable and will ultimately give you a worthy return."
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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.
Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is ranked 10th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 32 reviews. Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is rated 7.6, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.6. 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 Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, HAProxy, NGINX Plus and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), NGINX Plus, Citrix ADC and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC. See our Avi Networks Software Load Balancer vs. Kemp LoadMaster report.
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