Compare Cisco SSL VPN vs. F5 BIG-IP

Cisco SSL VPN is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 31 reviews. Cisco SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". 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 SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP and Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, HAProxy and NGINX Plus. See our Cisco SSL VPN vs. F5 BIG-IP report.
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Pros
A reliable and stable solution for remote network access.It is very effective and I am satisfied with how it works and with its performance.The setup and installation was easy.It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.The solution is very stable.The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.

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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.It integrates with AWS WAF, which makes it easy to deploy without changes to your infrastructure.It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature.

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Cons
The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them.The administration should be improved.The servers should be more user-friendly.I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.The pricing needs to be better.The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.

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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.I would like them to have more flexible models.Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.‚ÄčNeeds to provide a visual interface to follow a customer's activity (from client to BIG-IP to SNAT IP to the chosen server, then back). Today, we are still performing packet captures.We would like to see load balancing between the cloud and the on-premise, a straightforward deployment feature.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison.The pricing of the solution is reasonableI would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.

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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.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.

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Ranking
2nd
out of 15 in SSL VPN
Views
3,584
Comparisons
2,847
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
321
Avg. Rating
8.0
1st
out of 15 in SSL VPN
Views
41,125
Comparisons
32,183
Reviews
28
Average Words per Review
405
Avg. Rating
7.9
Top Comparisons
Compared 21% of the time.
Compared 15% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Also Known As
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
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.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 SystemsRiken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government22%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Software R&D Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Healthcare Company9%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise45%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SSL VPN vs. F5 BIG-IP and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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