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Imadeldin Abdo
Real User
Senior System Engineer with 201-500 employees
Sep 05 2019

What needs improvement?

If they had a GUI interface for creating security rules then it would make it easier. As it is now, to create an application rule for the web, or policy, then we need to create a script to do it. There are a lot of scripts available on the internet for people who know how to use them, but with a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have customers who have switched from Barracuda, as well as customers who have switched from Microsoft Forefront TSM.

What other advice do I have?

F5 is a leader in this space and this is a solution that I recommend. For anybody considering this solution, if they have virtualization then I would suggest getting the F5 Big-IQ Virtual Edition, rather than the physical one. It will make it easier to install and troubleshoot. I don't know any… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had planned to use Barracuda, but we found that this solution is more flexible as a service.
ArchiSolut677
Reseller
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

Scalability: To move from larger boxes to smaller boxes, along with virtualization. So, we are not locked into a particular size.

How has it helped my organization?

I don't think it has improved my organizational functions. There is a lot less risk involved in having applications available on the Internet.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would like the product to be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

They are working to make the product more feature-rich all the time. Look for capabilities and features, not just price. The one thing that we found was that the F5 device does multiple aspects as opposed to having to put in different things to different devices for different functions. This made… more»

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F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management provides a central point of control for F5 physical and virtual devices and for the solutions that run on them. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the tools you need to deliver your applications securely and effectively.
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