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"You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA.""Compared to using open-source products, the prices are not cheap.""The price of the solution is sometimes expensive.""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.""It is quite expensive as a product. Because it is very stable, it is also expensive.""F5 pricing is too high, compared to Citrix.""The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to 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."

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Top Answer: F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is very easy to use, from SSL Management to enabling, disabling loads, applications, systems, and monitoring. Overall the solution keeps our application… more »
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F5 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

F5 BIG-IP LTM optimizes the speed and reliability of your apps via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on app and server and connection management conditions, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves application and infrastructure responsiveness. BIG-IP LTM's architecture includes protocol awareness to control traffic for the most important applications. BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers and delivers SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, to protect the user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server.

BIG-IP LTM provides enterprise-class Application Delivery Controller (ADC). You get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and advanced scaling technologies that deliver performance and reliability on-demand. The highly optimized TCP/IP stack combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show LTM's TCP stack delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.

Pulse Secure Virtual Traffic Manager is a software-based application delivery controller (ADC) designed to deliver faster, high performance user experience, with more reliable access to public websites and enterprise applications, whether they run in a public cloud, private cloud or virtualized environment, while maximizing the efficiency and capacity of web and application servers.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
AlertBoot, Pernod Ricard, MyBuys, Fusebill, Triboo, Barbri, Cosentry, Gilt Groupe, Maisons du Monde, SUNY – Upstate University Health System, US Markerboard, Colorcon, Juniper Networks
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Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company10%
Computer Software Company8%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider19%
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Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 32 reviews while Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager is ranked 16th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager is rated 0.0. 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, 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 Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and NGINX Plus.

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