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Pros
"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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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.""Technical support and documentation could both be improved.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""The initial setup could be simplified."

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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: Simple to use and easy to integrate.
Top Answer: From a pricing perspective, I believe FortiADC is cheaper than the F5 and also cheaper than some of the well established load balancers. There is a subscription fee but I'm not sure of the exact cost.
Top Answer: I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
Top Answer: Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
Top Answer: We use NGINX as solution for load balancing our cluster production. Currently, we don't have any plans to increase the usage because each license costs around $2000 - $2500.
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7.5
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FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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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.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
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Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 1 review. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy, Kemp LoadMaster and Loadbalancer.org.

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