Cisco vs F5

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Cisco
Based on 836 reviews.
F5
Based on 73 reviews.
Top Comparisons
Compared 16% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Overview
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and it supports, manages and operates business systems for various and major third parties. Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack, who was in charge of the Stanford University computer science (CS) department's computers, and Sandy Lerner, who managed the Graduate School of Business' computers.F5 Networks, Inc. is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has development, manufacturing, and sales/marketing offices worldwide. F5 originally manufactured and sold some of the industry's first load balancing products. In 2010 and 2011, F5 Networks was on Fortune's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies worldwide.
Sample Customers
WAAS: Dimension Data, National Rugby League
Cisco Application Control Engine [EOL]: LightEdge
Cisco SSL VPN: MST Systems
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client: MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
F5 Traffic Management Operating System: TransUnion
F5 BIG-IP: Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
NGINX Plus: Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
F5 VIPRION: City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Top Industries
Software R&D Company
26%
Comms Service Provider
16%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Media Company
6%
Software R&D Company
27%
Comms Service Provider
15%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
6%
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