F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs Ivanti Tunnel comparison

 

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Categories and Ranking

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Man...
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
117
Ranking in other categories
Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) (1st)
Ivanti Tunnel
Average Rating
10.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Infrastructure VPN (19th)
 

Featured Reviews

John Bayangos - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 11, 2023
Reliable with good support and useful load-balancing features
We usually use the product for load balancing, as a web server, and for web traffic We're hosting a website for our company, and the solution has helped a lot with load balancing.  The load-balancing features are great. You can do several different types, depending on the application.  The…
AK
Nov 6, 2023
Provides efficient data security and good technical support services
We use Ivanti Tunnel to provide and publish access to on-premise applications The product's interface needs improvement. I rate the product's stability a ten out of ten. One of our Ivanti Tunnel's customers manages 300 end users, and another customer manages 200 end users. I rate its…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance."
"The main reason that we suggest this product to our clients is the great integration with other security tools, such as IBM Guardium."
"The solution could improve the ease of use, the management could be simplified. Other solutions are easier to use."
"The tech support we got from F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager directly was pretty good."
"F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is a stable and reliable solution."
"Tech support has been very quick to respond to all of the needs that we've had. If you want ad-hoc support. They also provide professional services that you can purchase as well."
"We are fond of the load balancing feature for DNS and servers."
"Good application firewall."
"The technical support team provides good services and faster response times."
 

Cons

"Technical support could be improved."
"Security enhancement should be more user friendly."
"BIG-IP LTM's sandboxing integration could be improved."
"There is a need for a more modular version to concentrate on the current monolithic structure of both the virtual and hardware versions."
"Currently, the product offers everything we need. I can't recall any features that may be lacking."
"The initial setup can take a long time."
"The SharePoint SSO part has some room for improvement."
"There is a challenge in Pakistan. This is when there is a hardware failure. Sometimes, it takes more time to get a replacement because it is sent out from the U.S. or some other regional outpost. Thus, it takes two to three days to receive a replacement."
"The product's interface needs improvement."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive."
"I use a yearly subscription, which is the most expensive one now compared to its competitors."
"I found F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) an expensive product. The costs would depend on the appliance and infrastructure size. However, my company didn't have to pay extra to use additional features."
"It could be priced a little less, especially on the virtual side. It gets a bit expensive, but you get what you pay."
"Security should be involved in any base license. When you bring on F5, you only have default license. Then, the ASM product license has to be purchased. It would be great if F5 could include the ASM in the base license."
"It is a little pricey. I wish the pricing was cheaper, but I wish the pricing was cheaper for everything."
"The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition."
"It was probably a one-time purchase and then you have maintenance, but I don't have the details on that. We bought what they called the Best bundle at the time, which pretty much included all of the modules. There was probably no additional cost afterward."
"The product has average pricing."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
18%
Computer Software Company
15%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Government
14%
Healthcare Company
7%
 

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about F5 BIG-IP?
The support from F5 BIG-IP LTM is good.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for F5 BIG-IP?
There are a few licensing options available for F5 BIG-IP LTM. You can have a perpetual license which is a lifetime license. You then only need to renew the support, if you choose to open a ticket ...
What needs improvement with F5 BIG-IP?
In the LTM solution, it would be beneficial to have more algorithms for traffic segmentation or the ability to create user-defined algorithms rather than being restricted to predefined ones.
What do you like most about Ivanti Tunnel?
The technical support team provides good services and faster response times.
What needs improvement with Ivanti Tunnel?
The product's interface needs improvement.
 

Also Known As

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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Sample Customers

Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Nasdaq, FlixBUS, USDA, The Blackstone Group, J.B Hunt
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