We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"One of the greatest things about F5 Load Balancer is that it provides additional capability for handling huge workloads and routing them to an SAP or non-SAP application. It is capable of supporting a large amount of user workload and application connectivity workload. This was the main reason why we chose F5."
"There is a lot of documentation available."
"Currently, it's distributing the load perfectly, as per my understanding of our requirements."
"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."
"Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature."
"The most valuable feature is customization."
"In terms of stability, it is stable."
"The web application firewall feature is the most valuable and useful feature. It is a leading industry product when it comes to load balancing. Its user interface is very simple. There isn't a steep learning curve. When we initiate someone to F5, they start using it quickly."
"The most valuable feature is synchronizing the limited access for partners or sub-contractors."
"It's a very expensive solution."
"The deployment could be simplified."
"The web interface could be better."
"The solution could improve the documentation."
"If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better."
"Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future."
"I'm not very sure about the security with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). We have our own private data center, but we are going to migrate our private data center into the Azure cloud environment. Security will then be a major concern when we migrate our own whole infrastructure to the public cloud."
"I would like to see better integration."
"The security features offered in SecureLink are not enough."
"The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition."
"It is quite expensive as a product. Because it is very stable, it is also expensive."
"The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition."
"There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required."
"When we purchased additional licenses for our other locations, we received a discount of between 20% and 25%."
"You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA."
"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 of the solution is sometimes expensive."
"We are not happy with the recent increase in the price."
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.
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 32 reviews while SecureLink is ranked 18th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while SecureLink is rated 7.0. 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, the top reviewer of SecureLink writes "Efficient technical support with good synchronization features, but it needs better security". 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 SecureLink is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Citrix Gateway and OpenVPN Access Server.
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