We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Pulse Connect Secure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Microsoft, Citrix and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC).
"It has helped a lot to protect our organization from external attacks, especially XSS or XSRF types of attacks."
"What we like best about this solution is its stability. It is extremely stable."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is IP Intelligence."
"In terms of stability, it is stable."
"BIG-IP LTM's most valuable feature is that it allows you to seamlessly add more servers without impacting your application's configuration."
"The feature I find the most valuable is the support infrastructure."
"The product is quite flexible."
"The solution has good load balancing capabilities."
"The best feature of Pulse Connect Secure is the good security it provides. It gives a secure connection to your network."
"The most valuable features of the solution are reliability and uptime."
"What I like the most about Pulse Connect Secure is that it's user-friendly. It's easy to use. You just need to connect, and that's it."
"The most valuable feature of Pulse Connect Secure is its ease of use."
"The flexibility in their management is great."
"It is customer-friendly. It is quite easy for our users to connect. There is also the flexibility of the features."
"It's a very convenient and user-friendly application."
"The most valuable features of Pulse Connect Secure are multi-factor authentications, and VPNs and SSL VPNs we are using."
"The initial setup can take a long time."
"The price for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is very high. This aspect could be improved."
"The solution is scalable."
"Technical support is somewhat slow and could be improved."
"A more hybrid approach would be beneficial for users."
"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."
"To improve the product, they could add more load balancing solutions in Kubernetes."
"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."
"Pulse Connect Secure could improve by having better integration with NAC solutions, such as Cisco ClearPass integration with Pulse Connect Secure. Additionally, they need better integration with Microsoft Azure AD and Azure Authenticator."
"The stability could be better. There are sometimes bugs in the system."
"Connection-wise, Pulse Connect Secure could be faster, and this is its area for improvement."
"We want to switch to another solution because there are some challenges with the support from Pulse. The quality of documentation is also not good. It is sometimes very hard to find documentation that provides a solution and describes how all this works."
"The solution can be improved by addressing the failure to connect on public 2-step networks."
"I don't have any downsides to report about the product at this time."
"At the moment, Pulse Connect Secure is a pretty good solution, and I don't see any issues with it. Currently, I'm not aware of a new or additional feature that's needed in Pulse Connect Secure, but it would be good if the team could look at how the speed of connection could be increased. Though it's quite seamless and I didn't face any problem with the speed, it would be better to improve the speed and keep going forward, especially as the industry's changing and people would love connections to be a lot faster."
"The most valuable features of Pulse Connect Secure are the user-friendly connection and interconnecting."
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.
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 9 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 7.8. 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 Pulse Connect Secure writes "Easy to set up with flexible management and good network resources". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, Fortinet FortiADC and HAProxy, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM).
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