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We performed a comparison between Barracuda Load Balancer ADC and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The price is very good, and it's not very expensive.""Barracuda's technical support is good - whenever we have an issue, they immediately connect and resolve it."

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"It is stable.""I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing.""The most valuable features are DNS, APM, and ASM. Additionally, it is easy to use and you have a lot of flexibility to use the solution within a network.""In terms of stability, it is stable.""The tech support we got from F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager directly was pretty good.""This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point.""Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful.""One of the best features of the solution is the operating system."

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Cons
"Load Balancer ADC is competitively priced, but it's not feature-rich, and its technology is not that advanced.""The quality of the solution's performance could be improved."

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"Its price can be better. It is a bit expensive.""To improve the product, they could add more load balancing solutions in Kubernetes.""The deployment could be simplified.""An expensive solution for the minimal features we use.""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.""A more intuitive interface would be helpful.""The pricing of the product is a bit too high.""Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Load Balancer ADC is cost-effective and is about half the price of F5."
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  • "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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The price is very good, and it's not very expensive.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is reasonable. It costs approximately 200 million. So the price is very good, and it's not very expensive, because it's just basic WAF, but the Load Balancer is good.
    Top Answer:The quality of the solution's performance could be improved. For example, the solution's performance is high because of CPU usage when the application is in refresh mode for more than 30 seconds… 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.
    Top Answer:Apart from throughout consideration. Radware license charges based on throughput and F5 charges based on features only. For example, if you buy F5 with an appliance throughput of 10g that throughput… more »
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    Also Known As
    Barracuda Load Balancer
    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
    Barracuda Load Balancer is ideal for organizations looking for a high-performance, yet cost-effective application delivery and security solution. With the broadest range of hardware and virtual models, Barracuda Load Balancer provides maximum flexibility for organizations looking to build highly secure and scalable application infrastructure, whether it's deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

    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
    Fenwal Blood Technologies
    Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is ranked 15th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is rated 7.0, while F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Barracuda Load Balancer ADC writes "Great security feature for handling traffic at an affordable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Great support, helpful documentation, and is user-friendly". Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC, HAProxy, SANGFOR Application Delivery, Citrix NetScaler and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, Fortinet FortiADC and HAProxy. See our Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) report.

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