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The solution works very well. You just click and it's working.The setup is quick and easy on the client-side.The solution is very easy to use and set up.The most valuable feature is the connection feature.This solution is stable. There have been no technical issues.It is easy to handle, you can have it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.It's easy to handle. You can have it on Windows, Linux or Mac, that's quite useful.I like how I don't need to see the solution or start it up. I just use my computer and have it working in the background. I start my laptop and it's there and working. That's the most important feature.

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iRule feature is useful.The most valuable feature is the proxy.Good application firewall.Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.It is a fast and available solution.It is the perfect solution when you have high workloads in your IT environment.

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The configuration from the client-side would be useful. Right now, it's not centralized. There should be a lock so that it can only be configured from one place.The setup is a bit difficult to handle on the server-side.Behavior analytics and other newer technologies should be integrated into the solution.There are situations where the connection drops, and you may not even be aware of it until you try to do something critical.I have been working with the same interface for the last ten years. I would say that it needs some improvements made.It would be useful to have an automatic install process where if you connect and you don't have the latest version, it should be automatically done.Every two weeks there was a new version to install which was annoying for the users.The hotspots give me connectivity issues occasionally. It could be easier to use if it allowed me to choose the hotspot.

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Reporting could be improved and configuration made easier.If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better.It's a very expensive solution.This is a very expensive solution.The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager.I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.

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Sometimes there is a problem with the number of licenses for the end-user. The number of concurrent users is limited due to a valid license.

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There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required.They are expensive.We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.The price is high.We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.

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Also Known As
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, Cisco AnyConnect, AnyConnectBIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP

As mobile workers roam to different locations, an always-on intelligent VPN helps AnyConnect client devices to automatically select the optimal network access point and adapt its tunneling protocol to the most efficient method. This may include voice over IP (VoIP) traffic, TCP-based application access, or Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol for latency-sensitive traffic.

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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Sample Customers
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireServiceRiken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 10 reviews while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 23 reviews. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is rated 8.6, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client writes "Lightweight and stable with good connectivity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "It could be hard to scale because we will be encrypting and decrypting. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic". Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks , Zscaler Private Access, OpenVPN Access Server, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN and AppGate, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy , Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX Plus and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vs. F5 BIG-IP report. /' We've helped 431,275 professionals make an informed decision, / with our validated product reviews, independent rankings, and peer opinions. /.promo-video-link / = link_to('See how it works.', '#', id: 'gitb-video-pane-open', / data: { :'video-link' => '', :'video-width' => '640', :'video-height' => '360' }) /br

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