We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The most valuable feature is synchronizing the limited access for partners or sub-contractors."
"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."
"The security features offered in SecureLink are not enough."
"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."
"We are not happy with the recent increase in the price."
F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 21 reviews while SecureLink is ranked 19th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.2, while SecureLink is rated 7.0. 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 SecureLink writes "Efficient technical support with good synchronization features, but it needs better security". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas SecureLink is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Citrix Gateway, OpenVPN Access Server and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway.
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