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"Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful."

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"The content that we are getting is very good. Content caching is also supported.""The most valuable feature is the caching.""It's a stable solution."

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"The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for complicated reports, I have to do the customization. It should have more integration with network firewalls to be able to gather all the information required for traffic management."

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"Activating the SSL inspection is one of the challenges. We are currently moving to the O365 cloud, and one of the challenges is the performance when all of our users are connected to O365 by a proxy.""There are performance issues with all of the proxies.""Technical support is an area that requires some improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA."

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"In terms of cost, it is expensive. Its pricing has been a challenge for us since its acquisition by Broadcom.""It's expensive. Clients often go to other products.""Licensing is based on a subscription."

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Top Answer: Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful.
Top Answer: You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA.
Top Answer: The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for… more »
Top Answer: Licensing is based on a subscription. Currently, we have a subscription for three years.
Top Answer: The technical support should be improved.
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10th
out of 18 in WAN Optimization
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6th
out of 18 in WAN Optimization
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637
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7.5
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Traffic Management Operating System
Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management, ProxySG Appliance
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Overview
F5 Traffic Management Operating System, a collection of real-time features and functions, purpose-built and designed as a full-proxy solution with the power and performance. F5 TMOS is a self-contained, real-time operating system that is the brain behind BIG-IP. Developed as the foundation for all of F5 products, each component within the system performs operations and then lets the next component run, greatly reducing the overhead of CPU scheduling.

A Symantec secure web-filtering proxy empowers you to: Control web and cloud usage with fast app performance. Establish negative-day threat defenses. Implement multi-authentication realm support. Gain visibility into encrypted web traffic.

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TransUnion
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company23%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
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F5 Traffic Management Operating System is ranked 10th in WAN Optimization with 1 review while Symantec Proxy is ranked 6th in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews. F5 Traffic Management Operating System is rated 0.0, while Symantec Proxy is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of F5 Traffic Management Operating System writes "Good bandwidth optimization and video streaming capabilities, awesome scalability, and fast support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Proxy writes "Stable, with good caching for better performance and web isolation". F5 Traffic Management Operating System is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN and Riverbed Steelhead, whereas Symantec Proxy is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, Riverbed Steelhead, Exinda, Fortinet FortiProxy and Fortinet FortiGate SWG.

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