We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Imperva SecureSphere Database Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, Microsoft and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC).
"Currently, it's distributing the load perfectly, as per my understanding of our requirements."
"F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) improves the resilience and quality of the application itself, the speed and the user experience for the application. The data that the users need from the application is actually acquired faster. So, it provides faster data acquisition."
"One of the best features of the solution is the operating system."
"The most valuable features are the WAF and the big IP."
"The scalability of the solution depends on the sizing of the network. Generally, the scalability is quite good."
"I've worked a little bit with iRules and it is amazing."
"Secure and scalable traffic management solution for applications. Good for bigger environments."
"The solution is easy to install. It's a straightforward process."
"The initial setup is very simple."
"The beauty of it is that it provides segregation of duties. Typically, in the traditional environment, DBAs administer the database, and they have too much access. We are in the process of implementing other Oracle solutions, and it brings some kind of segregation. Just because someone is a DBA does not mean that he or she should have access to all of the data. Some of the data can be masked so that privacy and security are enhanced, especially when it is customer data for an institution like a bank."
"The solution is very stable."
"The most valuable features of Imperva SecureSphere Database Security are vulnerability assessment, enrichment security policy, and security"
"The most valuable feature is the automatic reports on new databases, which gives us up-to-date inventory management."
"The performance of the solution is good."
"The audit feature is great. It is totally encrypted."
"There are three major main use cases of this solution. The first one is to fulfill compliance regulations. Customers—especially the banks, health sector, and manufacturing—need to comply with the regulations in different countries. They have to fulfill compliance regulations around the privacy of data. In order to fulfill those requirements, they're using Imperva. It helps them to fulfill these requirements, and they are not fined by the regulators. That is the first use case why people buy Imperva."
"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."
"Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy."
"Lacking in free training to help users understand the product more, so they would know how to correctly use it. Like other vendors and their products, becoming more proactive is an area for improvement."
"The user interface could be improved in F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager."
"The user experience for dashboards and reports can be improved. They should make dashboards and the reporting system easier for users. They need to add more reports to the dashboard. Currently, for complicated reports, I have to do the customization. It should have more integration with network firewalls to be able to gather all the information required for traffic management."
"BIG-IP LTM's sandboxing integration could be improved."
"It reaches a point where scaling is no longer possible."
"The pricing of the product is a bit too high."
"Imperva SecureSphere Database Security can improve something in all the versions I have used."
"The updates could be better."
"Sometimes the reports are cumbersome, and you have to drill down to get more information."
"They can maybe look at its pricing model. Its pricing could be cheaper for the African countries or developing economies."
"I would like to see integration such that there is support for different kinds of environments, such as on-premises versus cloud."
"Imperva SecureSphere Database Security could improve the database defense feature called camouflage. This feature was responsible for the data mask but now it does not work well and we need another solution. All our banks have teams that are regarded with care and they need to mask sensitive data in order to provide testing to developers."
"Some cloud versions are not supported by the agent."
"I'd like to see some sort of solution for storage."
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 SecureSphere Database Security:
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is ranked 2nd in Database Security with 11 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is rated 8.4. 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 SecureSphere Database Security writes "Easy to use and configure with helpful reporting". 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 SecureSphere Database Security is most compared with IBM Security Guardium Data Protection, Oracle Audit Vault, McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, DataSunrise Database Security and Radware AppWall.
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