F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Pros and Cons

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Pros

Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is very easy to use and easy to understand. It's quite an intuitive system.
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Security Professional Services at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We always use technical support and the team helps us very well. They're able to effectively find and fix issues and they respond very quickly.
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NH
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The main reason that we suggest this product to our clients is the great integration with other security tools, such as IBM Guardium.
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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing.
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MS
Director of Network Strategies and Technologies at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is quite flexible.
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MC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
We enjoy its overall ease of use.
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DK
Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point.
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AY
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the proxy.
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Network Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
F5 has many capabilities for load balancing and web application firewall features.
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DP
IT Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.
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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Cons

Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future.
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Security Professional Services at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The web interface could be better.
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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical support is somewhat slow and could be improved.
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MS
Director of Network Strategies and Technologies at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable.
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MC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The pricing could always be better. It's a bit expensive.
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DK
Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it.
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AY
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better.
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UP
Network Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The logging features are too limited and do not give us a solid understanding of what's happening.
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DP
IT Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
This is a very expensive solution.
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OD
Design and Conception Engineer at SFR
There are some aspects of F5 BIG-IP that could be improved, the main one being virtual machine support. We have seen that even with the virtual editions, there are some things that we would like to do that are currently not possible with virtual machines.
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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: July 2021.
521,637 professionals have used our research since 2012.