Compare HAProxy vs. Kemp LoadMaster

HAProxy is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 2 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 7 reviews. HAProxy is rated 9.6, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HAProxy writes "A containerized solution for TCP load balancing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, NGINX Plus, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Citrix ADC and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, NGINX Plus, Fortinet FortiADC and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC. See our HAProxy vs. Kemp LoadMaster report.
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It solves a problem for me where I can build files, not based on the health of the check, but rather the speed of the check.

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The most valuable feature that I found is the load balancing feature, it is the core function of the product.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 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).The most valuable feature is the simplicity of use, the subnet originates request feature wasn't available in the previous vendor load balancer software.I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing.We really like the performance of this solution.The security features are the most valuable features of this solution.

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The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic.

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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.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.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.Kemp could allow configuration export as a text file which could then be edited.Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration.The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial.

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

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Also Known As
HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEELoadMaster Load Balancer
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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 Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

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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Computer Software Company33%
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Midsize Enterprise55%
Large Enterprise25%
Small Business24%
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