A10 Networks Thunder SSLi vs F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) comparison

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  • "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."
  • "You can buy it on a yearly basis, or you can go for a subscription. For on-premise boxes, it is just the RMA."
  • "Compared to using open-source products, the prices are not cheap."
  • "F5 is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Its most valuable feature is its ability to do its job accurately, effectively, and very quickly. The amount of traffic that we have going through our system is astounding... The delay with the SSL… more »
    Top Answer:Our licensing costs, yearly, are just under $15,000. The licensing that we have is based upon what we need to do more than anything else. We have a URL categorization license and an SSL decryption… more »
    Top Answer:There is one thing I would like to see changed. In their features for setting things up, there is a templating system that would normally assist clients. However, we had a better time setting up the… more »
    Top Answer:F5 BIG-IP LTM can improve on the SSL loading which includes the authentication of certificates. Although, most of these issues have been solved there are still some issue that persists. In a feature… more »
    Top Answer:F5 BIG-IP LTM is used for delivering applications and protecting the application from web attacks.
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    Also Known As
    Thunder SSLi
    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

    SSL encrypted traffic is growing, rendering most security devices ineffective.
    Gain visibility into encrypted traffic with SSL Insight and stop potential threats.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Klein Independent School District
    Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%

    A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is ranked 1st in SSL/TLS Decryption while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 44 reviews. A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is rated 0.0, while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Great support, helpful documentation, and is user-friendly". A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is most compared with Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance, Fortinet FortiWeb and Fortinet FortiADC, whereas F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, Fortinet FortiADC and HAProxy.

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