We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Radware Alteon 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.
"It has helped a lot to protect our organization from external attacks, especially XSS or XSRF types of attacks."
"One of the best features of the solution is the operating system."
"BIG-IP LTM is completely stable, and its performance is good."
"The most valuable features are the WAF and the big IP."
"We have multiple solutions we can deploy through the F5."
"The tech support we got from F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager directly was pretty good."
"There is a lot of documentation available."
"The solution has good load balancing capabilities."
"The link load balancing is a great feature."
"The most valuable features of Radware Alteon are the reverse proxy functionality and the SSL offload and hardware."
"The command line interface is simple and very user-friendly."
"I found the link load balancer and server load balancer are the most valuable."
"The solution has been very stable."
"The strength of this solution is the application delivery controller."
"Radware has been characterized by being extremely robust. This gives us the confidence to offer our users a continuous service."
"The GUI was a valuable feature. It was uncomplicated and easy to use."
"BIG-IP LTM's sandboxing integration could be improved."
"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."
"My only point of contention would be that it is a little pricey."
"If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it."
"I'm not very sure about the security with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). We have our own private data center, but we are going to migrate our private data center into the Azure cloud environment. Security will then be a major concern when we migrate our own whole infrastructure to the public cloud."
"An expensive solution for the minimal features we use."
"In terms of what could be improved, I would expect more integration with different platforms and more integration with the backend systems. Additionally, in the next release, I would like a more secure version."
"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."
"The community portal does not have a place to find scripts."
"We’d like the solution to include more security features in the standard license."
"The service could be improved by better customer support."
"Radware Alteon could improve the troubleshooting from the command line interface, they could do a better job making it easier."
"I would like this solution to have an integration tool that will convert configuration from other software, into readable values for this product during implementation."
"We recently had a problem with the tables Obsolete ARP which was observed by the support team. It would be good to diagnose and solve this problem with a patch since it is not documented that it will be solved in later updates."
"The solution could be more robust."
"Performance could 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.
Radware Alteon is an application delivery controller (ADC) solution that provides global load balancing for all web, cloud and mobile-based applications. The solution is designed to help your organization simplify operations while ensuring resilience and SLA. It manages application traffic across both data and cloud center locations, optimizing availability and performance. In addition, Radware Alteon integrates multiple application protection services to provide protection against an array of cyberthreats.
Radware Alteon Features
Radware Alteon has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Radware Alteon Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Radware Alteon. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the solution.
PeerSpot reviewer Jefe de implementaciones de Datos at RETO Industrial S.A. de. C.V., mentions, “The simple and well-documented configuration allows us to be able to implement new balancing services at the request of the user with the same conditions and good service that they expect. We can also make changes to services that are already running, as I mentioned before, the graphical interface is very intuitive and you can almost always make the most common changes quickly. Radware has been characterized by being extremely robust. This gives us the confidence to offer our users a continuous service.”
A director of consulting says, “The most valuable features are the load-balancing and reverse proxy. Global-load balancing as well is valuable. I also find it to be stable. To date, we have not had any issues with it.”
An SOC Specialist at a tech services company explains, “The interface is easy, it's friendly, and has good alerting. When you have a problem with a server, it will alert you. It is useful in many areas, especially for web applications and load balancing. It's something that the customer can see on the internet.”
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 46 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 9 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Radware Alteon 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 Radware Alteon writes "Great load-balancing services and multiple backend servers, but it would be great if it had script-sharing features in a community hub". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix NetScaler, Fortinet FortiADC and Cloudflare, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with Radware LinkProof, Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy, NGINX Plus and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Radware Alteon report.
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