F5 Advanced Firewall Manager Room for Improvement

Oluwatosin Omojola
Systems Engineer at Datasure Solutions
I've had a very impressive four-year experience deploying F5, so it is difficult to pinpoint one weakness in the solution. On the other hand, honestly in all of the deployments I have done with F5, there has not been one customer that has used up to 40% capacity of what the modules can provide. That's a case of underutilization. If anything, the product is already more powerful than any client I know has needed. It would be difficult for them to improve in this particular area. View full review »
reviewer1189323
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Firstly, geolocation currently relies on manual updates. It has to move to automatic updates. There are no automatic updates for this feature. If some IPs, countries, or service providers move to another country, now we will allow IPs that were previously denied. This is because you depend on the database, which doesn't update automatically. This is really a very important area that they need to improve. I also want to see something like application inspection. If they can add application inspection like a DC firewall, it would be a good added feature for them. View full review »
Frwllmgr677
Computer & Network Security Professional at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The interface for applying the features could use improvement. There are too many buttons. For the buttons, you don't get a clear description. With the interface, you don't get a clear idea of what you are doing. This affects what is enabled and what is disabled. So if there is a little help, maybe some descriptions on them, it would be better. At least you wouldn't need to go to use Google before you find a particular feature to enable. View full review »
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Diego Gullo
IT Service Delivery Manager at Consys.it
It used to not be simple to use because the GUI was complex. The GUI has evolved and is better now. The database is not simple. It's not easy to understand. We needed to protect the database but the solution doesn't offer certain features to do so. Customers have requested container features. View full review »
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