F5 SSL Visibility Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Networks Thunder SSLi vs. F5 SSL Visibility and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Mohammad Taufeeq
Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Enhanced our threat detection rates and does not interrupt our traffic on failure, but it needs to be easier to manage

What is our primary use case?

We are a federal organization and we host sensitive data from all over the country. The nature of our data was enough for us to start thinking about mitigating the blind spots in our traffic and security. At the same time, we needed to provide an analytic solution. The solution decrypts SSL traffic and integrates with our security solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the Fail-to-Network (FTN) option, which means that if for any reason the appliance goes down then there is no interruption in traffic."
  • "The most valuable feature is the Fail-to-Network (FTN) option, which means that if for any reason the appliance goes down then there is no interruption in traffic."
  • "Technical support needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

Most of the customers who maintain their own data center will use the on-premises deployment, but there are cloud-based SSL solutions as well. My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is that there is nothing like a full-fledged HA deployment and when it comes to SSLV, one should always go for active-active deployment. Also, until somebody understands SSL and PKI very well, they should not try to implement this product. If it is not properly implemented then the support team, or operations team, will be very busy. During the planning phase, you really have to understand what is…
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