F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Primary Use Case

Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Mostly I support my clients in relation to the product.

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NH
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a solution provider and we work with a lot of products from F5.

In our internal network, we use F5 BIG-IP. We also have a few implementations with this product, including some that are integrated with other solutions such as IBM Guardium. 

One of the great use cases is capturing an application user through F5 and then pushing it to Guardium. This is very useful for our customers because they can then connect to the database with a real application user, which is something that is very hard to achieve through other vendors.

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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am not the F5 administrator so I don't use all of the features. I primarily perform daily operations such as checking statistics and deploying new virtual servers.

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MS
Director of Network Strategies and Technologies at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The F5 is something we purchased for another project that has not been turned on just yet.

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MC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

The product can be used for many applications including load balancing and GLB's overload balancing. It depends on the module. If there's a public APM you can use it for WAF and many other use-cases. 

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DK
Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our company is based in different geographical locations and we need to create SD-WANs with tight security while allowing remote access to our resources. To manage that and to manage the whole network, we use BIG-IP.

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AY
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

Some of our clients use it as a load balancer. It can also be used as a web application firewall to protect your web-based applications from attacks.

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Network Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are using this solution for the web application firewall and load balancing.

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MM
Lead Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I am an integrator. I implement solutions for our customers.

It's straightforward deployment application delivery control. 

Our customers have a lot of services that are public, in their internal network and external public network.

They use F5 BIG-IP to publish these services in a secure manner.

They use it for publish billing system services, and some uses for their internal services, such as the DNS active directory.

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DP
IT Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees

We use the whole pallet of the Big-IP products starting with the Application Security Management, the web application firewall for the F5. We use it for the protection of files at sites and we also use the load balancer. I also have experience with the airlock and we're now researching the possibility of exchanging our Big-IP system with something else. We're hoping to find a solution that's better for the cloud but which can be a hybrid. We have a partnership with several vendors and I work as an IT security engineer.

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OD
Design and Conception Engineer at SFR

Our engineers use various products from the F5 BIG-IP range when creating application solutions. Primarily, we make use of F5 BIG-IP's ASM (Application Security Manager) and WAF (Web Application Firewall). For most of our applications, we require that our servers, and server-related software, are hosted in virtual machine environments.

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MK
Channel Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are in the security business, basically working in two segments; the first is in the financial sector, with the largest banks in the country, and second, we work with some government organizations and corporate businesses. Only B2B for now, not much retail. We have a few projects in insurance companies. The solution is deployed on-premise in our office and we basically use it for demo and testing purposes. We deploy for our customers both on-premise and on cloud. We are a distribution channel, like a reseller. I'm a channel development manager.

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YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama

I am a reseller. We provide solutions to our clients.

We use F5 for various applications as our firewall.

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KN
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a reseller of F5, but we haven't had many projects that we've deployed with F5. In terms of use cases, it is used when clients have web servers, and they are hosting on their own infrastructure. When they have web applications that are publicly visible, they use F5 to balance that incoming traffic for their web servers.

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MD
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

In terms of our primary use cases - all our web services, our main web portals, and our TV service sit behind the F5, so any customer would have to traverse our F5 for the services at the back of it.

It serves our backend and front end services.

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AR
Sr. SAP Portfolio Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for load balancing any kind of HTTP and HTTPS traffic coming from users or other systems.

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Product Manager at MCS

There are many use cases. It is mainly used for local traffic management. It can also be used as an advanced firewall for an application or as a VPN policy manager.

We have cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments.

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IT Manager at Actuant

We are using this solution as a load balancer and reverse proxy.

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SM
Specialist in Communication and Network Security

All of our web servers are load-balanced by F5.

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Security IT Manager at IFAT Group

We primarily use the solution for security purposes.

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Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

Our primary use case for this solution is as an alternative for ADT. We work with standard enterprise customers because this product is not affordable for the SME, it's not a cheap solution. We are partners with F5 and I'm a pre-sales and technical executive. 

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HG
System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution is mostly used for the LTM load balancer. Recently more of our customers are using it for the web application firewall. Some of my other customers are using the GTM model also. 

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Head of IT Infrastructure and Security Operations at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

We mainly use this solution for application delivery and application security - the product is used on a daily basis. We are partners of F5 and I'm the head of IT infrastructure. 

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AI
Network & Telecom Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using it for web application firewall and load balancing features. We have its latest version.

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TB
Solutions Architect - Telecom & Network Infrastructure at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution as a proxy to our websites, load balancing all our servers as clients come onto our website and use our services. Our website provides around 15 different services. We are customers of F5 and I'm a solutions architect for telecom and network infrastructure.

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JM
Technology Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution to offer load balancing to companies and especially for state and government company.

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Learn what your peers think about F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2021.
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