F5 BIG-IP vs. FortiDDoS

F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Web Application Security with 33 reviews vs FortiDDoS which is ranked 10th in Web Application Security with 3 reviews. 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". 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 HAProxy , Citrix NetScaler ADC and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Radware DefensePro and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our F5 BIG-IP vs. FortiDDoS report.
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Pros
It is a fast and available solution.It is the perfect solution when you have high workloads in your IT environment.It integrates with AWS WAF, which makes it easy to deploy without changes to your infrastructure.It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.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.The configuration and integration into the AWS environment was pretty easy.

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This solution can protect Layer 3, Layer 4 and Layer 7 attacks of applications for us.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
I would like them to have more flexible models.Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.​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.We would like to see load balancing between the cloud and the on-premise, a straightforward deployment feature.We would like to have integration into encryption and PKI integration with SafeNet. That is probably the key component in using External PKIs, letting people bring their PKIs with them.The auto logout feature after three minutes is terrible. I wish they would make that longer, since it is not a feature that we can change.They could improve the product's ease of use. There is some confusion how to operate it.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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I find that there have been issues in the past year with the solution hanging. It freezes often.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
We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.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.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.The price is high.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.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.

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1st
Views
39,894
Comparisons
25,460
Reviews
29
Followers
638
Avg. Rating
7.9
10th
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1,537
Comparisons
889
Reviews
3
Followers
68
Avg. Rating
9.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IPFortinet DDoS
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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.

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
Riken, 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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Comms Service Provider14%
University8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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