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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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"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity."

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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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"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall."

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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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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: TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.
Top Answer: FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved. The commands that you need to use are complex.
Top Answer: We are an academic institution and our primary use of FortiADC is for student registrations. In the month that I have been using this solution, it seems to be working fine. It is a trial version and I… more »
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BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IPFortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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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.

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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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
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Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 21 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 2 reviews. F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 8.0. 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 Fortinet FortiADC writes "Good SSL offloading and performance, plus it catches security breaches in our academic environment". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy , A10 Networks Thunder ADC, Fortinet FortiWeb and Radware Alteon, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our F5 BIG-IP vs. Fortinet FortiADC report.

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