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"The solution is user-friendly and the CLA troubleshooting is easier compared to other solutions.""The ADCs are pretty straightforward and easy to use. There is a GUI base where you can go in and see everything, but they also have a CLI base where you can use a command and get the information that you want, very fast.""It helps with the efficiency of application deployments and data security.""It's a very friendly solution, easy to configure and it's very flexible.""The SLB and GSLB load balancing are the most valuable features. They meet our need to do server-side load balancing and global site load balancing so we can distribute traffic, not only intra-data center, but inter-data center.""A lot of our SSL management is done on the front-end side, so there is one pane of glass for a lot of our security certificates. It gives us visibility. It also falls under when certificates are going to expire. Even for servers that are coming down, we can see how that affects the traffic flow by using the services map."

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

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Cons
"There are competitors that have more features.""There is two-factor authentication built-in, but it could be more robust.""In my opinion, they need to improve their cloud support. There is support for cloud, but not all functions are there, such as high-availability.""The interface and integrated custom applications can be a bit difficult.""We are starting to do a lot with containers and how the solution hooks into Kubernetes that we haven't explored. I'm hoping that they have a lot of hooks into Kubernetes. That would be the part for improvement: Marketing use cases with containers.""There is room for improvement in the upgrading process. Sometimes we have to contact A10 for verification of some stuff.""The user interface is not as pretty as it could be."

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"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.""We are having a difficult time with the security module, and how to implement the Radware security."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "You get a lot more for your dollar with A10."
  • "We did try out the solution’s Harmony analytics and visibility controller for its one-year trial. Due to the cost, we chose not to keep it onsite."
  • "We just pay for support in addition to our licensing."
  • "Pricing is one of the features of the product that influence customers to use the product."
  • "The price is good they are very comparative."
  • "The price of the maintenance support is too expensive."
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    The interface and integrated custom applications can be a bit difficult. They need to be improved. In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the integration.
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    The solution is user-friendly and the CLA troubleshooting is easier compared to other solutions.
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    Thunder ADC, AX Series
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    Overview

    A10 Networks' application networking, load balancing and DDoS protection solutions accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the world's largest enterprises, service providers, and hyper scale web providers.

    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
    123inkt.nl, Bentley University, Box, Brainshark, Buienradar, Capgemini, CGN/LSN & NAT64, Chengdu Telecom, Club One, Code Ready, CRC Health Group, Cyso, Deutsche Telekom, Earth Class Mail, Excite, FFF Enterprises, Florence County, Framingham State University, From30
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    University23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Networks Thunder ADC vs. Radware Alteon and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    A10 Networks Thunder ADC is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 3 reviews. A10 Networks Thunder ADC is rated 8.4, while Radware Alteon is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder ADC writes "Using services map, we can map traffic from the front-end virtual server to back-end servers". 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". A10 Networks Thunder ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster, Fortinet FortiADC and HAProxy, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Radware LinkProof, NGINX Plus and HAProxy. See our A10 Networks Thunder ADC vs. Radware Alteon report.

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