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We performed a comparison between Barracuda Load Balancer ADC and Kemp LoadMaster 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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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"When the templates are used, there is not much left to configure and they just work!""The user interface is very easy to work with.""Using Kemp as a front-facing service appliance, it allows me to have the flexibility of swapping out real servers behind the scenes without any intervention from my network team.""The security features, load balancing, built-in templates, and the easy to implement virtual IPs are great.""We are most impressed with the ease of use and great support.""It has greatly fortified the performance and uptime of our front-door email ingress, simplified and segmented mail routing, and reduced admin overhead for mail issue resolution and troubleshooting.""The DNS Load Balancer makes it so that I don't have to worry about site failures.""Failover is seamless and our services are rock solid."

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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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"The only thing I have struggled with is setting up automatic backups.""I think there should be more visual instructions on how to configure advanced features.""It would be helpful if there were a way to incorporate tooltips on the fields so that we don't have to dig through documentation.""If I had to change something it would maybe be to have a little better reporting graphics that show more details in the reporting. It seems to be a little small in the graphic, and I'm not sure if possible but maybe a GUI page that one can use to monitor if any server goes down.""It would be nice if the historical metrics were easily exportable from the interface.""If there is anything that needs to be updated, the GUI can get a refresh to make it look more like 2020, although it is just a cosmetic change.""The configuration of the basic services is pretty straight forward but for more complex solutions, there needs to be better documentation or knowledge base articles.""Perhaps Kemp could offer some training videos."

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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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  • "Any decent product will cost money and if you want great support and a great product, then you will want to spend the money on it."
  • "Nowadays, going with the virtual appliance is the easiest way and the cost is reasonable."
  • "They have multiple tiers of licensing and you can upgrade it easily."
  • "Pricing for the perpetual licensing was fair to us for the features and ease of use we received."
  • "This product has good value and features for the money."
  • "The setup cost and pricing plan is reasonable and will ultimately give you a worthy return."
  • "The costs for the Kemp Load Balancer solution are okay because, for a good product, you have to spend money."
  • "This is a cost-efficient product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Barracuda's technical support is good - whenever we have an issue, they immediately connect and resolve it.
    Top Answer:Load Balancer ADC is cost-effective and is about half the price of F5. A license for 1,000 users costs around 200,000 RIYALS. I would rate Load Balancer ADC's pricing as three out of five.
    Top Answer:Load Balancer ADC could be improved by adding integration with Oracle products. In the next release, Load Balancer ADC should include form integration, a load balancer with Oracle, and URL rewriting.
    Top Answer:Mitigates content security policy issues.
    Top Answer:We pay around $10,000 a year for licensing. There are no additional costs.
    Top Answer:The UI is very basic and not very attractive, so this could be an area for improvement. In the next release, I would like to see global load balancing and the ability to connect to networks not… more »
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    Also Known As
    Barracuda Load Balancer
    LoadMaster Load Balancer
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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.

    Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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    Sample Customers
    Fenwal Blood Technologies
    Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company7%
    University6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Transportation Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, Microsoft and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Updated: September 2022.
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    Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is ranked 16th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 27 reviews. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is rated 7.0, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.8. 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 Kemp LoadMaster writes "Straightforward configuration, easy to manage, and the technical support is good". Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy, Fortinet FortiADC and SANGFOR Application Delivery, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, NGINX Plus, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiADC and Radware LinkProof.

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