Compare Kemp LoadMaster vs. NGINX Plus

Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 7 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review. Kemp LoadMaster is rated 8.8, while NGINX Plus is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery". Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy , F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, Fortinet FortiADC and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, IIS and IBM DataPower Gateway.
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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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Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.

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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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They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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LoadMaster Load BalancerNGINX

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.

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

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

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.

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Sample Customers
Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin BankLocaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
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