We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Fortinet FortiADC 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.
"One of the best features of the solution is the operating system."
"The iRule feature is very useful for inspecting HTTP. Sometimes, we use it for modifying the headers of the HTTP."
"The solution is easy to install. It's a straightforward process."
"The most valuable feature is customization."
"The feature I find the most valuable is the support infrastructure."
"BIG-IP LTM is completely stable, and its performance is good."
"The load balancing function, the monitors that you can create, and iRules programmability are most valuable."
"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."
"I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence."
"The solution provides high-level services such as availability, redundancy, and load balancing between servers."
"Ease of use in deploying and having it up and running requires minimal knowledge."
"Content caching and content compression are good features."
"Simple to use and easy to integrate."
"The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."
"The GSLB, the DR side, is the best part. Because we had our main side in one city, we created another, and we had a complete MPLS over the internet. We used the GSLB and data loss for our business applications."
"The pricing of the product is a bit too high."
"The solution could improve the documentation."
"The price for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is very high. This aspect could be improved."
"The deployment could be simplified."
"My only point of contention would be that it is a little pricey."
"Right now, there are a lot of products within F5's portfolio. They acquired a couple of companies like NGINX and Volterra. Some features and technologies overlapped when this acquisition occurred. They need to refine it and come up with a single, proper solution. F5 should focus more on zero trust network access (ZTNA).They should be more focused on that framework because the industry is moving towards that. Everyone is talking about SASE and zero trust."
"The initial setup can be complex - it's quite flexible in terms of configuration, but the person configuring it needs to understand the application side, the network side, and the server."
"An expensive solution for the minimal features we use."
"There is a mismatch between the number of features they are offering and the device capacity on how much it can handle."
"Because it is so generic, the documentation requires special attention. A person who has not worked on Fortinet FortiADC or a similar product will struggle to understand what the document is trying to say. The documentation could be more specific, and more detailed."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"The configuration is relatively complex."
"Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic."
"The solution's WAF needs an upgrade because it is not as good as FortiWeb, VMware, F5, or Imperva."
"Technical support and documentation could both be improved."
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.
Fortinet FortiADC is a robust application delivery controller (ADC) that delivers application optimization, application security, and application availability. FortiADC is a valued offering from Fortinet, which is widely recognized as a trusted supplier of dynamic security solutions worldwide. FortiADC offers dynamic security functions (AV, DDoS, and WAF) in addition to advanced application connectors for a simplified deployment and complete transparency to an organization's networks and applications. FortiADC offers three primary deployment options: physical machine, virtual machine, (VM) and cloud solution options.
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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 7 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Great support, helpful documentation, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Feature-rich, robust, and the technical support is responsive ". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy, Kemp LoadMaster and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Fortinet FortiADC report.
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