We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Imperva DDoS 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.
"What we like best about this solution is its stability. It is extremely stable."
"NetFlow balancing and traffic balancing are good features."
"The support from F5 BIG-IP LTM is good."
"I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing."
"The feature I find the most valuable is the support infrastructure."
"The stability is excellent."
"The tech support we got from F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager directly was pretty good."
"The most valuable feature is customization."
"It fits our requirements, as well as our budget."
"The solution is very good at intercepting traffic before it gets to our data centers."
"Technical support was very helpful."
"Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution."
"There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable too. They have good tech support as well."
"Integration with IBM AS/400 and Db2 is okay."
"The three-second service level agreement is already better than the competition."
"DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website."
"An expensive solution for the minimal features we use."
"There are not very many areas for improvement, but the price is high."
"To improve the product, they could add more load balancing solutions in Kubernetes."
"The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable."
"My only point of contention would be that it is a little pricey."
"Its price can be better. It is a bit expensive."
"Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future."
"There are some aspects of F5 BIG-IP that could be improved, the main one being virtual machine support. We have seen that even with the virtual editions, there are some things that we would like to do that are currently not possible with virtual machines."
"Users would benefit from better documentation. There is official documentation, but sometimes we need more detail. We have some use cases that are not so run of the mill. It would be great if there was a knowledge base that we could go to for more answers."
"I would like to see automated reporting to improve visibility."
"The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side."
"Some maintenance must be performed by our IT team."
"A limited tool if you're looking to customize."
"The cost could be lower; our end clients need to have a high budget to purchase this solution."
"The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information."
"It would be beneficial to include vulnerability management in the solution, similar to what they have for their on-premise solution."
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.
Imperva DDoS is a solution that offers protection for web applications and websites and all their associated business-critical data from cyberattacks. The cloud-based application delivery service helps improve user experiences by improving their performance. Through its security platform, Imperva DDoS also provides DDoS mitigation, a web application firewall, and a global load balancer, and includes a content delivery network — all designed to maximize performance.
Imperva DDoS Features
Imperva DDoS has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Imperva DDoS Benefits
There are several benefits to implementing Imperva DDoS. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Imperva DDoS users.
PeerSpot user, Etienne W., CDN & Cybersecurity Engineer - Web performance & security at CDN Tech / Ecritel, says, “It is a good solution that allows us to protect websites. It is stable, scalable, quick and easy to use.” He goes on to explain, “WAF protection works almost out-of-the-box. The Anti-DDoS mitigation in less than 1s, I saw it many times in production, I can say it works. CDN has high performances, and the Smart Caching mode is really "smart" (you can do some efficient caching even if you're not a specialist). Its unique interface for managing security performance and ease of use are the most valuable features of this solution."
An IT Senior Manager at an outsourcing company mentions, “The most valuable features are DDoS protection. The Incapsula [Imperva DDoS] environment helps us monitor all the web activity. All the web activity is passed through their WAF cloud services, then that can help us to monitor those activities. That can help protect against DDoS hacking.”
Another PeerSpot reviewer, Ben D., Sales Executive at EVVO LABS, comments, "Imperva Incapsula [DDoS] has many valuable features. One, it protects the top 10 OWASP vulnerability, the open web application software platform, this is standard. Secondly, it protects against broken authentication. As well, it has remote execution of code."
A Solutions Architect at a financial services firm states, “The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure. The solution keeps itself up to date itself and there's no customization that we need to do. It makes it extremely easy and cuts back on the amount of work required, and saves us on man-hours.”
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews while Imperva DDoS is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 13 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Imperva DDoS is rated 8.6. 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 Imperva DDoS writes "Reliable with an impressive three-second SLA and reasonable pricing". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, Fortinet FortiADC and HAProxy, whereas Imperva DDoS is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and Arbor DDoS. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Imperva DDoS report.
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