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2018-07-29T06:51:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering F5 BIG-IQ?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering F5 BIG-IQ, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

This solution is one of the finest in the industry. New users considering the solution need to understand that they need to have a solid background in networking and a few security verticals in order to successfully work with the solution. Without that, they won't be able to do anything with it beyond a basic integration. If you want to move to more advanced functionality, then you have to do programming. If you were going to implement it into a company that has a lot of web servers, you need to be familiar with APIs, JSON, JavaScript, et cetera. Overall, I'd rate it eight out of ten. It's pretty great, and I love working with it, however, no solution is a perfect ten out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:14Z
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Top 10Real User

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 administrator on your team in order to manage the solution correctly. For that reason, I'd rate the solution four out of ten.

2020-08-26T07:13:25Z
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Top 5MSP

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.

2020-04-26T06:32:42Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-03-19T13:00:51Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
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Real User

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 solution on the market that is better than this one, but I do think that they need to make some enhancements. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-09-05T05:37:00Z
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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 sense to us that we could do all our functions out of the same device. We didn't have to buy different devices for different functions. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Support * Availability * Reliability.

2018-07-29T06:51:00Z
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