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2017-09-07T08:38:00Z

What do you like most about F5 BIG-IP?

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What do you like most about F5 BIG-IP?

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Top 5Real User

In terms of stability, it is stable.

2021-08-23T11:20:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The stability is excellent.

2021-08-06T15:38:55Z
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Top 5Real User

We enjoy its overall ease of use.

2021-06-11T15:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing.

2021-05-17T13:14:24Z
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Top 5Real User

It is stable.

2021-03-31T08:55:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

The solution is very easy to use and easy to understand. It's quite an intuitive system.

2021-02-17T14:19:42Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution has good load balancing capabilities.

2021-02-10T08:14:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The web application firewall feature is the most valuable and useful feature. It is a leading industry product when it comes to load balancing.

Its user interface is very simple. There isn't a steep learning curve. When we initiate someone to F5, they start using it quickly.

2021-01-24T08:38:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The scalability of the solution depends on the sizing of the network. Generally, the scalability is quite good.

2021-01-22T22:09:45Z
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Top 20Real User

The main reason that we suggest this product to our clients is the great integration with other security tools, such as IBM Guardium.

2021-01-12T21:52:17Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature is customization.

2020-12-29T15:57:30Z
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Top 20Real User

In my team, we work in a very agile environment and the solutions from BIG-IP, including BIG-IP WAF, suit us well when developing and serving our applications.

2020-12-24T07:37:29Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is easy to install. It's a straightforward process.

2020-12-16T16:15:24Z
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Top 20Reseller

NetFlow balancing and traffic balancing are good features.

2020-12-10T03:12:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point.

2020-12-04T12:31:02Z
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Top 20Reseller

We always use technical support and the team helps us very well. They're able to effectively find and fix issues and they respond very quickly.

2020-11-18T22:22:57Z
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Top 10Real User

F5 has many capabilities for load balancing and web application firewall features.

2020-11-11T08:06:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

iRule feature is useful.

2020-07-16T06:21:12Z
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Top 20MSP

The most valuable feature is the proxy.

2020-07-05T15:50:30Z
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Top 20Real User

Good application firewall.

2020-06-15T07:34:14Z
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Top 20Real User

Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.

2020-06-15T07:33:53Z
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Reseller

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.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-03-31T09:41:00Z
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Consultant

It is a fast and available solution.

2019-01-14T13:16:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is being able to manipulate the iRules, so you can send traffic to different avenues.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It can determine if the system is going down, then route the traffic somewhere else.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

The product is very stable. We put a decent amount of stress on it given our load.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

The configuration and integration into the AWS environment was pretty easy.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It supports APIs and virtual additions for cloud and VMware.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

We have found the consistency of the application always being the way it is supposed to be as its most valuable feature.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

The detail that you have available when setting up iRules.

2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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Real User

The occasion in which we needed technical support, we didn't have problems with them, because they always answered our questions without any trouble.

2018-08-05T06:48:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2018-07-30T06:35:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-07-30T06:35:00Z
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User

Valuable features include Link Controller and Server Load Balancer.

2018-07-05T02:00:00Z
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User

It is an easy way to build application policies (graphical).

2018-05-18T06:14:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-04-23T08:11:00Z
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Real User

Initial setup is easy and pretty standard.

2018-03-05T03:45:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2018-02-06T07:39:00Z
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Reseller

It is very intuitive, easy to deploy, and manage.

2017-09-07T08:38:00Z
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