KEMP LoadMaster vs. Loadbalancer.org

KEMP LoadMaster is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 7 reviews vs Loadbalancer.org which is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of KEMP LoadMaster writes "Provides load-balancing and adds reverse proxy for further security". The top reviewer of Loadbalancer.org writes "Just works, providing high-availability and load balancing when there is an outage". KEMP LoadMaster is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC and Barracuda Load Balancer. Loadbalancer.org is most compared with KEMP LoadMaster, F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy . See our KEMP LoadMaster vs. Loadbalancer.org report.
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Pros
With Kemp 360 Central, our customers get a nice overview of their Kemp products and an easy way to upgrade firmware on all devices from a single interface.Exchange load balancing and reverse proxy for Skype for Business are key features.Edge Security Pack is valuable because of the way it separates between critical infrastructure and the public internet.​Simple to install with good documentation.There is a simplicity to the setup and configuration.It helps with efficiency and reactivity, in case of assistance needs.We needed a Microsoft Threat Management Gateway server replacement solution for a customer and were impressed with the simplified deployment of the Kemp LoadMasters.

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The SSL Layer 7 load balancing is valuable.We now get notifications when pool members go down, and we eliminate our downtime by not sending traffic to downed pool members.​With basic network knowledge, our required system functionality can be configured and maintained.​The load balancers have an easy installation and a relatively simple, easy user interface to use.We have about 30,000 connections going through at any one time and it's fine, it doesn't seem to sweat. It doesn't get overloaded.Most important for us that it makes sure that the load is distributed and that we always have access to the end servers.The user interface precludes need to be well versed with Linux IPVS command line. This make it easy for junior team members to participate in managing load balancing needs.It does what it’s supposed to do which is balancing an important intranet site we are using, so if one server dies, the second becomes active straight away.

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The auth website of ESP is really lacking. It’s not responsive (mobile friendly) and the procedure of changing the website is difficult. We tend to avoid using pre-auth for that reason.Several elements of the GUI need work. For example, if you have many content switches, it’s difficult to find the ones you need. And where is the search feature?If you want logging for SMTP traffic, you have to enable ESP, which requires you to define allowed IP addresses. That’s irritating, to say the least.It lacks an officially supported, well-written SCOM Management Pack.They need to improve the UI environment. Currently, it's hard to navigate and use product.Some documentation is out of date versus the new version, and things have been moved​.SNMP and/or RESTCONF management, in order to collect many counters, for plotting in a central application need to be improved.Some of the support documentation seems to make assumptions that the person installing or configuring is experienced with the product or concepts.

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Originally we had some stability issues with it, so they replaced it with a new box and it's fine.​I would like a notification when a new version of the software is available. They told me to sign up for their newsletter, but I have not received any notification for a newer software version.​Possibly a more graphical overview page (with colors) to give a two second overview to see if everything is working fine.​The automatic refresh of the System Overview webpage: It sometimes has an extra webpage reload (after a change) before you see it is executed. This can be confusing.They're mostly designed to balance a particular type of traffic. I wanted to load balance DNS, and they just don't do it the way that we wanted to. So they're not used as DNS load balancers.It would be great if there was a way to gain access to the graphing data, to create custom reports. If we had a way to use the graphing data, we could use it to present certain information to our client, such as the uptime status for their service.If I have to say something, I suppose they could add an automated configuration backup to an FTP location (or something similar) so you don’t have to manually do it. I don’t see this as a problem, of course, as the configuration rarely changes and we only need one backup, but maybe for other users that feature would be handy.

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It has a great price for the solution they offer.​I have control on the licensing and all the prices since I work for a partner.​KEMP gives away free trials for 30 days. This can be stretched if you want. During the test, you will have access to KEMP support.​It has a very attractive ratio of price/performance.Download Kemp's VLM trial and take it for a test drive; you will be impressed.

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They're not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but I think value-wise, they're 100%.It filled a requirement for our project, and it did so at lesser cost than their competitors.​These guys make their pricing scheme really easy.​It is inexpensive, and even their “unlimited” version, the VA MAX is still far cheaper than competitors.I love that they do not price on some arbitrary throughput rating where you are guessing at what the load balancer is going to handle.We've got an unlimited license, which doesn't costs that much compared to other vendors, and we don't have to buy it again.It was easy to upgrade the license for unlimited clusters and servers. Pricing is fair.I think it’s very affordable.

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Overview
OverviewKEMP 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.

Loadbalancer.org leads the market in delivering high-performance load balancers and load balancing solutions to customers around the world. Customers who depend on the high-availability of business critical applications can take advantage of unparalleled versatility, affordable costs and instant access to the industry’s most responsive 24/7 support – even during a free trial. Founded in 2002, Loadbalancer.org has offices in the USA, Canada, Germany and headquarters in the UK. With thousands of physical, virtual & cloud-based appliances deployed across six continents, Loadbalancer.org ensures the uptime of e-commerce websites & mission critical applications globally, whilst also improving performance, security, scalability and providing a rapid return on investment (ROI). Loadbalancer.org offers a no-nonsense approach and complete focus on load balancing.

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Sample CustomersKent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin BankVodafone, NASA, Mercedes, NBC, Siemens, AT&T, Barclays, Zurich, Penn State University, Fiserv, Canon, Toyota, University of Cambridge, US Army, US Navy, Ocean Spray, ASOS, Pfizer, BBC, Bacardi, Monsoon, River Island, U.S Air Force, King's College London, NHS, Ricoh, Philips, Santander, TATA Communications, Ericcson, Ross Video, Evertz, TalkTalk TV, Giacom, Rapid Host.
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