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"We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.""F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.""Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.""Good application firewall.""The most valuable feature is the proxy.""iRule feature is useful.""F5 has many capabilities for load balancing and web application firewall features.""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."

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"The features I have found to be most valuable are the levels of encryption I can enact and the compression I can apply to improve throughput.""There is support for multi-factor authentication.""It was very easy to set up users."

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"I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.""There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager.""The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.""The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.""This is a very expensive solution.""It's a very expensive solution.""If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better.""Reporting could be improved and configuration made easier."

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"If there was a Graphical User Interface to help streamline the configuration, I believe OpenVPN would probably venture more into the non-geek realm as it were.""The security needs to be improved because it was a complaint that our customers had.""The high availability deployment is not very straightforward. They can make it simpler. OpenVPN does not support some of the additional protocols that Pulse Secure and Cisco AnyConnect support. They can include support for these additional protocols."

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"They are expensive.""There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required.""F5 pricing is too high, compared to Citrix.""When we purchased additional licenses for our other locations, we received a discount of between 20% and 25%.""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 should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition."

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"With regard to setup cost, pricing and/or licensing, the simple answer is that you'll need to set aside some time to learn it and experiment with it."

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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 »
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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 IPOpenVPN
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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.

OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.Verizon, Amazon, Disney, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP vs. OpenVPN Access Server and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
455,962 professionals have used our research since 2012.

F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 17 reviews while OpenVPN Access Server is ranked 6th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0, while OpenVPN Access Server is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Stable and easy to set up with good anti-bot protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenVPN Access Server writes "My solution for connecting two DRBD farms". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC, Fortinet FortiWeb and NGINX Plus, whereas OpenVPN Access Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and SonicWall Mobile Connect. See our F5 BIG-IP vs. OpenVPN Access Server report.

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