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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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Almaamoon Chwak
Real User
Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

Features like AFM, the Gateway, and Global DNS are the coolest features that save work for us.

What needs improvement?

The shell, kernel, or Linux has something like a delay, especially with the Virtual Edition when you are trying to implement it in the cloud and you want to access it remotely with web management. It would be great if they could improve their kernel. It was difficult for me, especially when I got started with BIG-IP. I was struggling to find which commands work with it. If you want to work with… more »

What other advice do I have?

First, call F5 support before trying to implement it by yourself. That's what I tried to do and there were a bunch of problems, so I would call their support first. I would give this solution a nine out of ten.
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Real User
CEO at a government with 201-500 employees
Aug 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The best aspect of the solution is that we can have everything integrated with a rather large capacity in order to personalize and configure specific rules.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be easier to manage and to administer. It's a little difficult at the moment. We need some expertise to exploit all of the functionality. The solution should improve pricing. It's expensive in comparison to other American… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first WAF solution we've used in this organization. We're currently looking to change to a new platform. We're looking potentially at Fortinet or another version of F5. For us, right now, F5 is too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We're a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I believe we are using the latest version of the solution. The model we are using is 2000IP. I'd warn other organizations that you'll need to have a technical… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other solutions first. We studied this solution with our partner. The market was not very wide here. We chose the best partner on time. This partner commercialized this platform. At the time this solution was the market… more »
Reseller
Presales Consultant - Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the centralized management. The reporting feature is quite good.

What needs improvement?

Integration with VAS is something that they need to work on.

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

Licensing fees are based on the number of devices.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to BIG-IQ, F5 had a similar product called Enterprise Manager. It went end-of-life and was replaced with BIG-IQ. The reporting, integration, and certificate server have all been improved.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a good solution and I would recommend it but they need better integration with VAS. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Loi Phan
Real User
Network Security Team Leader at Vietinbank
Mar 22 2020

What do you think of F5 BIG-IQ?

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are load balancing and WAF.

What needs improvement?

I had trouble with high availability deployment in my environment. I had searched for solutions online but have not been able to determine the root of the problem. Ultimately, I contacted F5 support to resolve the issue. I would like to see the Advanced Web Application Firewall included with this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using F5 BIG-IQ for about three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

At the moment, this solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The F5 solution scales very easily. If we have more boxes then we can just join them to the cluster.

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What is F5 BIG-IQ?

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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