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Pros
"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."

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"The most valuable feature is synchronizing the limited access for partners or sub-contractors."

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Cons
"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."

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"The security features offered in SecureLink are not enough."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"We are not happy with the recent increase in the price."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: I can't say much about the price because our sales department handles pricing. I'm a technical engineer, but I can say that all of these products are in the same price range.
Top Answer: The solution could improve the documentation.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is synchronizing the limited access for partners or sub-contractors.
Top Answer: The price needs to be lower. We are not happy with the recent increase in the price.
Top Answer: We would like to be to secure access to all of the servers for all of the internal workers and engineers. We would like to have tools that provide us with security for our servers. I would like to see… more »
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Also Known As
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.

SecureLink is the leader in managing secure third-party remote access and remote support for enterprise organizations and technology vendors. More than 30,000 world-class companies across multiple highly regulated industries, including healthcare, retail, government, financial, legal and gaming, rely on SecureLink’s purpose-built platform to securely control network access, ensure industry compliance, manage audit trails, decrease time to resolution, and reduce liability.

The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Austin, Texas with a second office in Costa Rica.
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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
NISC, Sotera Wireless, InterSystems, Allscripts, Cerner, Allscripts
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company10%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise64%
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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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