F5 BIG-IP Other Solutions Considered

Thomas Hejula
Senior IT Engineer at Lumeris
I am a fan of using AWS natively. It is much cheaper. We also looked at Check Point and Barracuda, but they were not markedly cheaper. The whole reason to use AWS was its ability to create resources which have more economic scale. This has almost started to get lost with the prices that these companies are charging. I started my PoC back in April, which is when I finished three PoCs across different deployments for F5. So, I'd probably been using the product for about eight months. View full review »
Rehan Ghayyur Khan
Technical Product Manager at IIPL
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We also evaluated some free stuff on the AWS Marketplace, or some cheaper stuff. We also looked at the Amazon offerings, like the Elastic Load Balancing. The customer wanted to take what they had on-premise and put it in Amazon: full stop. Because we could obtain the certifications for security and the existing Amazon products didn't do 100 percent of what F5 did, they didn't want us to change any code. They just wanted us to keep going the way we were. This is the reason why we pulled F5 over. View full review »
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Director Technology Solutions with 11-50 employees
Our customers normally evaluate others too and shortlist F5 based on ease of use. View full review »
Network Presales Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
We did not evaluate other options but chose 5 BIG-IP on basis of merit. View full review »
Eric Foote
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There is always the Cisco on-premise solution in play. There are also the AWS native functionalities. The ease of management is the tie-breaker for F5, being able to manage the on-premise and cloud with the same tools. It's fairly easy to integrate. If you compare it to Cisco products, Cisco is very regimented and works best with themselves. F5 has been forced to play nice with others, which is a bonus. View full review »
Erez Bar On
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
We checked other options, but nothing could deliver the solution we need. View full review »
Robert Smith
DevOps Manager at TaxAct
The product was already in place when I came onboard. My preference is to use AWS natively, but there are some issues around session management and so on, which have prevented us from using it. While a lot of these issues have been solved, a lot of our applications are tied to the F5 infrastructure. View full review »
Chief Security Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We looked at F5, Citrix, and VMware. We chose F5 because it has a better market name, seemed to be vendor-agnostic for providing capabilities that others didn't, and its reputation. View full review »
Joshua Cruz
Associate Systems Engineer at Frontline Education
We did not evaluate anything else. View full review »
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We tried FortiADC briefly. However the big contender was Citrix NetScaler. View full review »
Guojun Jin
Staff Engineer at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We looked at A10. When deciding whether to go with F5 or A10 it depends on the business requirements. Sometimes I propose one and sometimes I propose the other. It depends on the customer's requirements and budget. For our internal use we went with F5 because it's the best tool. View full review »
Network Security Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has many features compared to other products. View full review »
Sathiya Shunmugasundaram
Site Reliability Engineer at Apple
I also evaluated Cisco, but chose F5 because it had better features in terms of load balancing. I liked the various features in F5, including input/output routing, load balancing, and global load balancing. View full review »
Games, Apps and Web Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Citrix, RadWare, and LBL. View full review »
User with 51-200 employees
We evaluated NetScaler. F5 is the better product for our location. View full review »
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