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Pros
"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.""The product is quite flexible.""This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point."

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"The most valuable feature is our ability to limit access by user, IP address, or MAC address."

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Cons
"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.""The logging features are too limited and do not give us a solid understanding of what's happening.""The web interface could be better.""The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable.""If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it."

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"No solution is perfect, so there is room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition.""It is a bit expensive product. Kemp Loadmaster is much cheaper than F5. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It can be for one year or three years.""The price of the solution is sometimes expensive."

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"The pricing is good and the standard license allows for 30 users."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing.
Top Answer: Compared to using open-source products, the prices are not cheap.
Top Answer: Technical support is somewhat slow and could be improved.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is our ability to limit access by user, IP address, or MAC address.
Top Answer: The pricing is good and the standard license allows for 30 users.
Top Answer: No solution is perfect, so there is room for improvement.
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43,978
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34,745
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Average Words per Review
423
Rating
8.2
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out of 10 in SSL VPN
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607
Comparisons
328
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
344
Rating
9.0
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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 IP
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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.

Sangfor SSL VPN provides support for remote user to access the enterprise network from anywhere as long as you are connected to the Internet. Remote access is provided through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) enabled by a SSL VPN gateway. The SSL VPN gateway allows remote users to establish a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel using a web browser. This feature provides a comprehensive solution that allows easy access to a broad range of web resources and web-enabled applications (e.g.: Easy Connect) using native HTTP over SSL (HTTPS) browser support.

Sangfor SSL VPN provides SSL VPN remote-access connectivity from almost any Internet-enabled location using a web browser or a APP that natively support SSL encryption. This feature allows your Company to extend access to its secure enterprise network to any authorized user by providing remote-access connectivity to corporate resources.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Investcorp, Central Bancorp, Griffiths & Armour
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company11%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Educational Organization9%
Non Profit8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
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F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 21 reviews while Sangfor SSL VPN is ranked 6th in SSL VPN with 1 review. F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.2, while Sangfor SSL VPN is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sangfor SSL VPN writes "Good reporting, provides several options for restricting access, and the technical support is good". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Sangfor SSL VPN is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, Cisco IOS SSL VPN and SonicWall SMA.

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