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Pros
"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity."

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"The security features are the most valuable features of this solution.""We really like the performance of this solution.""I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of use, the subnet originates request feature wasn't available in the previous vendor load balancer software.""The base feature of Kemp LoadMaster load balancing ticks all the boxes but the most valuable features would be the security features Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF).""I like that this is a Network Load Balancer that can be used practically with any application in the backend. They have how-to guides on how to set up Kemp NLB with Exchange, but you can use it as well for Sharepoint, RDS, or any other back end server.""The most valuable feature that I found is the load balancing feature, it is the core function of the product."

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Cons
"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall."

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"To make it a perfect ten out of ten it would need better connection logging. If there is an active connection, that there is better logging. It should also have better management monitoring tools.""The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly.""Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration.""Kemp could allow configuration export as a text file which could then be edited.""Overall, the Kemp LoadMaster has been an all-rounder great product and stable. The free trial and virtual edition make it a breeze for any potential customer to give it a spin before actually deciding to put it on the infrastructure or even talk to the CFO.""The product is really good as-is out of the box. If there is one thing I would change is to have the license file not be coupled with the MAC address of the device. This is actually not really useful in a virtual environment where if you have a single VM with KEMP LoadMaster and you have not set up static MAC Address, if you, for example, recreate the VM and just load the disk file on a new VM it will get new MAC address and the NLB will not work as it will not see a proper license.""Third, the password history restriction needs improvement. For example, the password policy will restrict the user to always use a unique password combination. The password should not be reused for a minimum of three generations of passwords."

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"The license varies according to the number of megabits.""Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.
Top Answer: FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved. The commands that you need to use are complex.
Top Answer: We are an academic institution and our primary use of FortiADC is for student registrations. In the month that I have been using this solution, it seems to be working fine. It is a trial version and I… more »
Top Answer: I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing.
Top Answer: Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
Top Answer: It should be more customizable and perhaps more like NetScaler in that regard. Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration. I would like to see this solution more… more »
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FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC LoadMaster Load Balancer
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Overview

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.

Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataKent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company9%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,478 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 2 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 7 reviews. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 8.0, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Good SSL offloading and performance, plus it catches security breaches in our academic environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy , F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, NGINX Plus and Loadbalancer.org. See our Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster report.

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