F5 BIG-IP Benefits

Thomas Hejula
Senior IT Engineer at Lumeris
The ability to quickly set up. I understood it very quickly. I had some URLs which pointed to my load balancers, and inside there, I had to send an action to the API Gateway. I thought it was going to be a very complex thing for me to do, but that one rule that I had to create, it solved everything for me. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic. From the perspective of us building it, once you have that one rule you can stamp it out. Also, it was easy for me to show operations, "Look how easy it is. There's nothing complex about it." View full review »
Rehan Ghayyur Khan
Technical Product Manager at IIPL
It has multi-tenancy features, like hardware clustering. It has software partitioning so that you can partition F5. For example, in my recent deployments, I deployed F5 in a bank where they had two load balancers. One was Cisco Ace and the other was Citrix Netscaler. We created two instances, two vCMP Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing, two hardware partitions in F5, one for Ace and one for Citrix. We migrated all applications which were on Ace to the Ace partition, and we migrated all applications which were on Citrix to the Citrix partition. Further, we created the outgoing internet and software partitions, and it has application visibility, reporting functions. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has the ability to do the security work that we need along with the current thing which is supporting the load balancer. Therefore, it can determine if the system is going down, then route the traffic somewhere else. It does what we need. View full review »
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User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance. View full review »
Director Technology Solutions with 11-50 employees
We resell F5 as partners. Our customers have a clear business case to reduce downtime, improving resource utilization. The major applications that front-end core banking for most banks and Microsoft Exchange were experiencing performance challenges without F5. After front-ending these applications through an application delivery controller with F5, most of the performance issues went away. View full review »
Network Presales Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
As a firm, we use F5 BIG-IP to provide load balancing over many to increase one of the hardware appliances that carries loads over the throughput they are providing. Ultimately, the service has not affected our customers. However, there was a failure in one of the nodes that became infected. F5 BIG-IP did not sense that the virus was there. The security didn't function. View full review »
Eric Foote
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Load balancing generally brings high availability and a bigger ability to scale out. In some cases, it brings security, depending on how it is configured. View full review »
Aliaksei Shyshkou
Lead Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We can use it for load balancing purposes on an HA proxy software. However, hardware load balancing is the best way due to some hardware flaws for incoming traffic. We are not using CPU resources for a load balancing SSL decryption and adjusting some parameters for incoming and outgoing traffic. F-5 has a lot of appliances, which can be used for appropriate tasks, e.g., for big tasks, we can use Vipiron devices. As well, we have a lot of software blades, which can be divided into virtual clusters, multi-purposes, etc. View full review »
Erez Bar On
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It helps us recognize sessions from certain IPs that are authorized to manage the application. This is a function we haven't found anywhere else. View full review »
Chief Security Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has made it a single entry point for all users, verging across all the VPCs. It is more of an SSO solution versus multitier user loggin. View full review »
Joshua Cruz
Associate Systems Engineer at Frontline Education
We have always used it and never had any issues with it. View full review »
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously we had an IdP on a Linux server. However, this was a pain to configure. With the F5 this has become easy. Therefore, more and more of our applications are now transferred to SAML. View full review »
Bachir Elsitt
Network Security Engineer at Data Consult
I installed F5 on the DMZ zone of the firewall. The traffic will come to the virtual server of the F5. F5 will decrypt the traffic and offload the traffic to the firewall as clear. This way, we can mitigate many attacks from the F5 and from the firewall. View full review »
Guojun Jin
Staff Engineer at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Two issues found in using BIG-IP VPN compared with Cisco VPN: * Performance: Two applications are being used: remote desktop (RDP or rdesktop) and VNC viewer. Comparisons are done on the same client machines (Windows 10 and Linux 16.04) over the same network. When using Cisco VPN, applications are working smoothly while occasionally jittery. When using F5 VPN, applications are quite jittery. Sometimes applications are useless (too slow to refresh the screen). * Client support: Cisco VPN has more Clients supported than BIG-IP, e.g., BSD. View full review »
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks. View full review »
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It has improved our program performance and security. View full review »
Director Public Sector at Smart Tronix Inc
It is the centerpiece of a lot of the solutions that we build, and it has integrated with everything that we have needed it to. It is the best value for our engineers and architects who know how to use it. It meets the government's requirements every time that we've used it. It is easy for us to keep integrating with our solutions. View full review »
Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Load balancing deployments * Active pools and standby pools for high availability. View full review »
Network Security Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives us something like a "story" of our status because we can see a lot of bad traffic and, in the logs, if someone is trying to execute something. View full review »
Sathiya Shunmugasundaram
Site Reliability Engineer at Apple
It supports APIs and virtual additions for cloud and VMware. It integrates with various firewall and networking devices along with application services, and it works fine. View full review »
Games, Apps and Web Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm a system integrator, not a customer. Usually F5 meets customer expectations well. It's best of breed and an industry leader. View full review »
Inderjeet Singh
Senior Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The benefit is security. It's able to track issues, the attacks. So that enables us to catch the attacks before they hit us. We are able to nail them down. View full review »
Jiri Kermes
ACT Solutions Architect ve spole─Źnosti with 51-200 employees
F5 will improve our position in the customer service market. We plan to create packages of services from which it will be possible to build comprehensive tailor-made solutions. View full review »
Pablo Vega
Ingeniero at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is the best security platform. We have even attached it to another security platform solution for DDoS. View full review »
Sr. Advisor at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We did get good flexibility as well as the capabilities to accept declarative API and create per app dashboard and create a better view on the telemetry dashboard. View full review »
Global DNS, Link Controller, and Server Load Balancer provide our company service with high availability. View full review »
Kay Jackels
Technology Manager with 1-10 employees
* It makes the publishing of applications to the Internet safer. * Permanent updates give us more security. View full review »
User with 51-200 employees
When I put F5 into my network, it works better. View full review »
Girisha R
Associate Manager - IT Operations at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
This solution is very good and the product stability is excellent. It has very good production for SMB protocol. View full review »
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