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"I was able to simply and quickly set up the WAF rules and security, and also set up easily complex policies and rules which gave me some great features to redirect.""The detail that you have available when setting up iRules.""Where we are finding the AWS version helpful is when we are trying to scale up new environments. AWS Marketplace helps here a lot.""Load balancing generally brings high availability and a bigger ability to scale out. In some cases, it brings security, depending on how it is configured.""We have found the consistency of the application always being the way it is supposed to be as its most valuable feature.""It supports APIs and virtual additions for cloud and VMware.""Routing and load balancing are its most valuable features.""The product is very stable. We put a decent amount of stress on it given our load."

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"The most valuable feature is the vertical scaling of the application infrastructure.""The solution itself is perfect. It's easy to configure and we haven't had any initial issues with the hardware or power supply.""There are several levels of module so a company can upgrade if necessary.""The most valuable feature is the SSL upload."

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"I used GitHub for autoscaling CloudFormation, and I found two bugs and I submitted them. Their implementation in GitHub could be cleaner and allow for a bit more customization.""For integration with other AWS environments, we do some tie-ins with some autoscaling groups. This has been challenging for us. We have had issues, where when autoscaling groups scale up, there are some instances which are not showing up in the proper size. Then, those IPs would get registered with F5, but never get released. Therefore, we are ending up with a whole bunch of ghosted IPs.""The management interface is unclear, complex, and not concise. I would like a better user interface.""I would like them to expand load balancing, being able to go across multiple regions to on-premise and into the cloud. This could use improvement, as it is sometimes a little cumbersome.""While the licensing is good through the AWS Marketplace, it is more expensive than what you could buy yourself.""Cloud native integration should be provided.""Native support for containers should be added to future releases, as this is the future of load balancing.""Certificate management needs improvement. I would like automated deployment of new certificates without manual intervention to be in the next release of this product."

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"The initial setup is complex but it is manageable.""It's hard to scale down the solution. You need to buy another product in order to do this.""It's unfortunate that the network firewall isn't really a next generation firewall.""The pricing for this solution should be reduced so that it can be more competitive."

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"The cost that they have with AWS are almost prohibitive. I'm being forced to use F5 WAF. I would not simply use it based on cost. I agree that they have some great features, but for me, cost is key in terms of AWS.""I am a fan of using AWS natively. It is much cheaper.""It could be priced a little less, especially on the virtual side. It gets a bit expensive, but you get what you pay.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was very simple. The main reason that we went this way was the simplicity of buying it there. It is maintained and upgraded for us, and this makes it easy to stay current.""It is sort of a commodity product. A load balancer is a load balancer. What will be, at the end of the day, the cheapest option or have the best performance, that is what it will come down to.""We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.""Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.""The price is high."

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"The price of this solution can be quite high, and it is determined based on the size that is required for the environment."

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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 »
Top Answer: For ADC both are very good, But in the leader in Gartner of ADC products, the tops rivals are Citrix ADC and F5  They are very good and can do the job but only some major differences to consider are.… more »
Top Answer: The solution itself is perfect. It's easy to configure and we haven't had any initial issues with the hardware or power supply.
Top Answer: The licensing costs are very high for the solution. It's quite expensive.
Top Answer: The price is very high. They should work to make it more competitive. It would help if the licensing model was better. The support has not been helpful in terms of responding to and finding solutions… more »
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BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IPVIPRION
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Overview
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.

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

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Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP vs. F5 VIPRION and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 23 reviews while F5 VIPRION is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers with 4 reviews. F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.2, while F5 VIPRION is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "It could be hard to scale because we will be encrypting and decrypting. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 VIPRION writes "Excellent for internal business core applications and has the ability to scale up as necessary ". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy, Fortinet FortiWeb, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and NGINX Plus, whereas F5 VIPRION is most compared with Citrix ADC. See our F5 BIG-IP vs. F5 VIPRION report.

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