F5 BIG-IP Valuable Features

Jonathan Urrea
Security Professional Services at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The anti-bot protection is very good. They are able to see bots from their system quite well. It has helped our customers to filter real traffic from fake and allows the real traffic to access the application. With the profile provided, you can block many new scans and scripts that are constantly generating traffic to their web service. View full review »
Network8776
Network Presales Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. I've been building F5 BIG-IP. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for business implementation. View full review »
reviewer1480176
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. This product is very user-friendly, which is good for customers who have an implementation done by a partner but want to handle administration in-house. All of the functionality can be achieved from one console. Even on Hyper-V or a VMware appliance, the performance is very good when you use it as a proxy or a web application. The documentation is very good. View full review »
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reviewer1433067
Director of Network Strategies and Technologies at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very powerful. The product is quite flexible. The horizontal scalability that is on offer is very good as well. View full review »
reviewer1378125
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the proxy. It is set up as a reverse proxy in front of the server. This feature allows me to do anything with the traffic, such as inspecting it. Most other solutions don't provide you with this capability. This solution allows you to write scripts that can run on F5 devices. These scripts can be used to monitor traffic and look for keywords, and then perform a corresponding action such as blocking or allowing the request, or giving the user an error. Big IP supports load balancing from network layer four up to layer seven. View full review »
reviewer1448481
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. View full review »
reviewer1356177
IT Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
I've found Traffic Learning to be the most valuable feature in this solution. View full review »
Orphé DJEDJERO
Design and Conception Engineer at SFR
I am happy with most of the features made available to us through BIG-IP's software and I enjoy using the interfaces (dashboards, etc.). View full review »
reviewer1465533
Channel Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For BIG-IP, I think the most requested functionality is its NetFlow balancing and traffic balancing, as well as its secure access and its optimization of access to applications. The solution is the most requested by our customers, so it's an important direction for our business. View full review »
SaurabhPal
Technical Specialist - Network & Security at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The load balancing is very good. The tech support is helpful and knowledgeable. Everything is okay within the solution. It works well. The product offers pretty good security. The solution is easy to install. It's a straightforward process. The interface is excellent. We've found the product overall to be simple and easy to use. View full review »
PradeepKumar11
IT Manager at Actuant
The most valuable feature is customization. View full review »
Thameem Ansari
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the iRule. View full review »
Mahmoud-Yassin
Head of IT Infrastructure and Security Operations at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The application firewall is a very good feature. View full review »
ShivSingh
Sr. Advisor at CVS Health
* Cloud templates * Declarative onboarding * API service gateway * Policy-based security management. View full review »
Girisha R
Associate Manager - IT Operations at Collabera
I found the most valuable feature to be the SSL VPN. View full review »
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