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Researched F5 BIG-IP but chose Citrix Gateway: Offers good web app support but the dashboard should be more clear in reporting issues
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We haven't received any complaints or performance issues so far."
"Most of our customers are using the load balancing feature and also the verification feature is good as well, in my experience."
"The initial setup is simple. Normally with all setups, it's not very complicated. It really depends on the customer."
"The solution is very stable. If I were to rate it out of ten, I would give stability a nine."
"The stability of the solution is perfect."
"The features that we have found most valuable are the web app support and VPN."
"It's a stable solution while it's running. We don't have to work on it a lot. There are not many bugs, so it's easy to use if you deploy successfully. You can be sure of an uninterrupted solution for quite a long time. Citrix is a good product."
"What I find most valuable about this solution, is that it runs seamlessly."
"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."
"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."
"Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature."
"Good application firewall."
"The most valuable feature is the proxy."
"iRule feature is useful."
"F5 has many capabilities for load balancing and web application firewall features."
"We always use technical support and the team helps us very well. They're able to effectively find and fix issues and they respond very quickly."
"The load balancing could be improved."
"If the solution had a more advanced DNS, it would be an improvement."
"I'd like to see support for reverse proxy and more security features."
"The initial setup is very complex."
"The solution can be a bit pricey."
"The dashboard or interface should be more clear in reporting issues. Integration with other applications should be more user-friendly."
"The major issue is price. I would also like them to make other aspects more accessible."
"I would like to see better configuration of repairs and downloading certification."
"I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup."
"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."
"The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us."
"The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us."
"This is a very expensive solution."
"It's a very expensive solution."
"If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better."
"Reporting could be improved and configuration made easier."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Usually with Citrix the issue is the pricing, especially for the African region. We believe it's really expensive."
"Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market."
"I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"
"They are expensive."
"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."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The session monitoring capability is good.
Top Answer: I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.
Top Answer: This is a solution I would recommend. Overall, this is a good solution that is stable, but I would like to see improvements to the logging capability. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Top Answer: Performance parameters if of Imperva X10K and BIG-IP i2600 may be checked in the following links: https://www.imperva.com/resources/datasheets/Imperva-DS-SECURESPHERE-APPLIANCE-Web092118-1.pdf… more »
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Also Known As
|Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway||BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP|
Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.
|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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Citrix Gateway is ranked 1st in Universal Access Gateways with 13 reviews while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 19 reviews. Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes " Has the ability to be used in all types of environments, on-premise, cloud, or hybrid deployments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Stable and easy to set up with good anti-bot protection". Citrix Gateway is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, SonicWall SMA and OpenVPN Access Server, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC, Fortinet FortiWeb and NGINX Plus. See our Citrix Gateway vs. F5 BIG-IP report.
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