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Pros
"The most valuable features are the WAF and the big IP.""We enjoy its overall ease of use.""There is a lot of documentation available.""The scalability of the solution depends on the sizing of the network. Generally, the scalability is quite good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is IP Intelligence.""The stability is excellent.""One of the best features of the solution is the operating system.""In terms of stability, it is stable."

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"The most valuable feature is the load-balancing reverse proxy.""The interface is easy, it's friendly, and has good alerting.""It is easy to expand. Our clients are enterprise-size."

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Cons
"Technical support could be improved.""Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy.""The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable.""Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future.""If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it.""F5 could improve the rule-setting capabilities in the GUI, and they need to simplify web management. For example, the menus in the Citrix GUI are easier to navigate, with a clean structure and layout.""I would like to see better integration.""The initial setup can take a long time."

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"We are having a difficult time with the security module, and how to implement the Radware security.""Load balancing needs improvement. It needs better integration. I heard f5 works as a DNS operator which is not available in this solution. It would be better if that was implemented.""Support is an area that needs improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required."
  • "F5 pricing is too high, compared to Citrix."
  • "When we purchased additional licenses for our other locations, we received a discount of between 20% and 25%."
  • "F5 BIG-IP can be expensive, although there are trial versions available which are helpful to find out if the solution is right for your company."
  • "The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition."
  • "The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition."
  • "It is a bit expensive product. Kemp Loadmaster is much cheaper than F5. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It can be for one year or three years."
  • "The price of the solution is sometimes expensive."
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    Its user interface is very easy to use on a day-to-day basis. It is very user-friendly.
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    It is a little pricey. I wish the pricing was cheaper, but I wish the pricing was cheaper for everything.
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    My only point of contention would be that it is a little pricey.
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    Also Known As
    F5 BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
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    Overview

    F5 BIG-IP LTM optimizes the speed and reliability of your apps via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on app and server and connection management conditions, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves application and infrastructure responsiveness. BIG-IP LTM's architecture includes protocol awareness to control traffic for the most important applications. BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers and delivers SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, to protect the user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server.

    BIG-IP LTM provides enterprise-class Application Delivery Controller (ADC). You get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and advanced scaling technologies that deliver performance and reliability on-demand. The highly optimized TCP/IP stack combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show LTM's TCP stack delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.

    Radware Alteon application delivery controller (ADC) and the load balancer that with application SLA. It provides advanced, end-to-end local and global load balancing capabilities for all Web, cloud and mobile-based applications. Alteon load balancer combines best-of-breed application delivery capabilities, market-leading SSL performance that supports all of the latest encryption protocols, and advanced services to companies with ongoing application lifecycle management challenges that impact the performance of web applications (such as heavier, more complex web content); mobility, and the migration to the cloud.
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    Sample Customers
    Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Large Enterprise63%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Radware Alteon and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 35 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 3 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Radware Alteon is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Radware Alteon writes "A good load-balancing reverse proxy for internal applications that is easy to setup and has good technical support". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Citrix ADC, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with Citrix ADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC, Radware LinkProof, NGINX Plus and HAProxy. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Radware Alteon report.

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