We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."
"I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence."
"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features."
"The most valuable feature is its simplicity."
"Simple to use and easy to integrate."
"Content caching and content compression are good features."
"Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense."
"The most valuable thing for me is TCP/IP Layer 4 stuff you can do with HAProxy. You can go down to the protocol level and make decisions on something."
"Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic."
"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved."
"The configuration is relatively complex."
"Technical support and documentation could both be improved."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall."
"There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while deploying it. There should be more documentation on the standard deployment."
"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved."
"Sometimes it's challenging to get through the log, and you need a log to understand what is going on. It isn't easy to map the logging with the documentation, and every time I read the log, I have to pull out the documentation to understand what I'm reading."
With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.
HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.
Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews while HAProxy is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 3 reviews. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6, while HAProxy is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HAProxy writes "You can go down to the protocol level and make decisions on something". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our Fortinet FortiADC vs. HAProxy report.
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