Etienne WEHRLECDN & Cybersecurity Engineer - Web performance & security at CDN Tech / Ecritel
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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 product is quite flexible."
"This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point."
"Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go."
"This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment."
"They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy."
"I like the user-friendly interface."
"The solution has a very good interface."
"It is an effective threat mitigation tool."
"The technical support is excellent."
"The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot."
"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."
"The logging features are too limited and do not give us a solid understanding of what's happening."
"The web interface could be better."
"The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable."
"If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it."
"The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet."
"Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments."
"We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local."
"The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved."
"Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa."
"I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS."
"The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process."
"It's quite 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."
"The price of the solution is sometimes expensive."
"The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use."
"The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
"It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
"It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
"The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
"It is expensive."
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.
Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 23 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 13 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Citrix ADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and Radware DefensePro. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Imperva Incapsula report.
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