F5 BIG-IP vs FortiDDoS

F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Web Application Security with 18 reviews vs FortiDDoS which is ranked 10th in Web Application Security with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Hardware and software partitioning enable us to deploy multiple instances, two vCMPs". The top reviewer of FortiDDoS writes "Purpose-built ASIC mitigates DDoS attack at line-rate without affecting performance. It can be also deployed off-ramp if the user has the know how". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Radware Alteon. FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Radware DefensePro and Check Point DDoS Protector. See our F5 BIG-IP vs FortiDDoS report.
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Pros
It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature.Along with load balancing, we perform a lot of packet inspections, URL rewriting, and SSL interceptions via iRule.If I were to choose one key feature in particular, perhaps it would be the iRule feature. It’s a really versatile tool.It has so many features. ​First of all, it has a full proxy architecture, it has multiple modules. The best feature is the WAF, the web application firewall module. It also has cashing type capabilities. It has all kinds of load-balancing algorithms based on your IT requirements.It provides first-tier firewalling, for you application. And it provides server load-balancing, it provides optimization, and it provides a proxy feature, where your users cannot directly access your server. It acts as a fully proxy architecture. It has client-side and server-side connections, both, and they're separate.It also has an AVR feature: application, visibility, and recording. It's good for customers looking for what is actually happening in their network and where the latency is.it has TCP LAN and WAN optimization features. It has has caching.You can create multiple virtual servers on F5 BIG-IP technology, and within multiple virtual servers you can have multiple nodes, where a node equals two application servers.

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Among its key features: Detects and mitigates DDoS attacks at L3 to L7; negligible to zero false-positives; Generates and sends reports without the need for an expensive third-party solution.

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Cons
Needs to provide a visual interface to follow a customer's activity (from client to BIG-IP to SNAT IP to the chosen server, then back). Today, we are still performing packet captures.The SharePoint SSO part has some room for improvement.The one gap I saw was that pure LBN integration is a little tricky. The insertion of F5 in LBN is a little tricky. They need to work on something, on products by which they can insert F5 in any sort of cloud environment.Improvements should enable customers to build a tailor-made solution in the future through a service portal.Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.​Security and Reporting.Implementation whitepaper with a lot more applications could be easily added.Fixing bugs.

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All the thresholds that need to be configured should be included in the default so that user will not forget or misconfigure.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I would recommend that the cost be lowered.If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.F5 isn’t cheap but is worth the price.Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.F5 is more expensive than other solutions, so you have to be sure F5 is the best solution to fit the requirements.It is the best solution but that comes with an increased price.Great product for the money. But they can get really expensive, so get what meets your needs.Check other vendors like Cisco, Citrix or A10 Networks. There are plenty in the market with which you can achieve same thing.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsBIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition Fortinet DDoS
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OverviewThe 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.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever-evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi-layered security solution. FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersRiken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Financial Services Firm
31%
Comms Service Provider
31%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Insurance Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
27%
Comms Service Provider
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University
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Manufacturing Company
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Small Business
9%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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