What do you like most about F5 BIG-IP?
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We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.
F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.
It is a fast and available solution.
It has made it a single entry point for all users, verging across all the VPCs. It is more of an SSO solution versus multitier user loggin.
The most valuable feature is being able to manipulate the iRules, so you can send traffic to different avenues.
It can determine if the system is going down, then route the traffic somewhere else.
The product is very stable. We put a decent amount of stress on it given our load.
The configuration and integration into the AWS environment was pretty easy.
It supports APIs and virtual additions for cloud and VMware.
We have found the consistency of the application always being the way it is supposed to be as its most valuable feature.
The detail that you have available when setting up iRules.
I was able to simply and quickly set up the WAF rules and security, and also set up easily complex policies and rules which gave me some great features to redirect.
Load balancing generally brings high availability and a bigger ability to scale out. In some cases, it brings security, depending on how it is configured.
The occasion in which we needed technical support, we didn't have problems with them, because they always answered our questions without any trouble.
I have Big-IP change and control manager, which give me the roll back option. Therefore, I can view the last things which happened on the device.
It helps us recognize sessions from certain IPs that are authorized to manage the application. This is a function we haven't found anywhere else.
The Local Traffic Manager (LTM) provides a simple low balance and SSL decryption, in addition to some TCP parameters, for incoming and outgoing traffic to redirect appropriate traffic patterns to appropriate servers.
Valuable features include Link Controller and Server Load Balancer.
It is an easy way to build application policies (graphical).
It is a very good, flexible solution. It helps us to catch up on flaws in our partner solutions on top of its load balancing feature.
Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.
It has so many features. First of all, it has a full proxy architecture, it has multiple modules. The best feature is the WAF, the web application firewall module. It also has cashing type capabilities. It has all kinds of load-balancing algorithms based on your IT requirements.
It is very intuitive, easy to deploy, and manage.