John TaistoUnix System Administrator at a financial services firm
Sukun JainSenior Software Engineer at Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities."
"The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects."
"This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date."
"Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts."
"The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs."
"Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable."
"WAF feature replicates the firewall."
"The pricing is quite good."
"The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic."
"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved."
"The pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems."
"The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive."
"For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved."
"Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM."
"The security of the product could be adjusted."
"It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2."
"Scalability can be an issue."
"The monitoring on the solution could be better."
"The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial."
"HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved."
"It is not expensive."
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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.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.
Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.
HAProxy is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 9 reviews. HAProxy is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HAProxy writes "A containerized solution for TCP load balancing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, NGINX Plus, Kemp LoadMaster, Citrix ADC and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, F5 Advanced WAF, Cloudflare and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our HAProxy vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.
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