Compare F5 BIG-IP vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access

F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 32 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. F5 BIG-IP is rated 7.8, while Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access is rated 8.4. 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 Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access writes "Good architecture, software, and interface with strong endpoint protection". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with HAProxy , Citrix NetScaler ADC and NGINX Plus, whereas Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, OpenVPN and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. See our F5 BIG-IP vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access report.
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Pros
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.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.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.

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The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.The initial setup is very straightforward.

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Cons
The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.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.I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.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.

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I would like to see better pricing and an easier logging process. Also, if there was a way to log a global log, everything could go onto the system. It would be better if there was a third log, otherwise one would have to do everything manually.Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.Dependencies of applications sometimes is a bit confusing.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
They are expensive.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.

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The licensing cost is about 18,000 euros.

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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 IPPrisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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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.

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company13%
Performing Arts6%
Company Size
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise47%
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