F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs Radware LinkProof comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Man...
Ranking in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
117
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Radware LinkProof
Ranking in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
13th
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
5
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) category, the mindshare of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is 13.1%, down from 15.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Radware LinkProof is 0.9%, up from 0.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Richard Polyak - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 21, 2022
Reduces maintenance downtime and has a strong user community
Our primary use cases for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager are high availability for applications and SSL offload certificates F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager helps reduce our downtime for maintenance purposes. It also offers us ease of use for the deployment of certificates onto a central…
Saurabh-Pal - PeerSpot reviewer
May 2, 2023
Supports link load balance and has good stability
One person can do the configuration for Radware LinkProof, but more people will be needed to complete the configuration on time if you have multiple devices. Some people have a virtual license, while others have a license that needs to be upgraded. Depending upon the location, one or more technical persons are required for the solution's maintenance. Many people use Radware LinkProof, and it is available for small, medium, and enterprise businesses. I would not recommend Radware LinkProof to anyone because it only supports load balance, not DoS and WAF. If you have larger offices in different locations, you can use Radware LinkProof inside your offices. However, if you introduce it in a space open to the internet, you will have to use a separate device for DDoS and WAF. Overall, I rate Radware LinkProof an eight out of ten.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Bandwidth optimization and capacity awareness of the bandwidth are valuable features. Its video streaming capabilities are also very useful."
"BIG-IP LTM's most valuable feature is that it allows you to seamlessly add more servers without impacting your application's configuration."
"The product is very stable. We put a decent amount of stress on it given our load."
"The feature I find the most valuable is the support infrastructure."
"The solution is easy to install. It's a straightforward process."
"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."
"The scalability of the solution depends on the sizing of the network. Generally, the scalability is quite good."
"We enjoy its overall ease of use."
"The most valuable feature of Radware LinkProof for traffic distribution is its DNS management capability."
"It is a stable solution...It is a scalable solution."
"Provides good performance and scalability."
"The performance and stability are the most valuable features."
"The most valuable feature of Radware LinkProof is that it supports link load balance."
 

Cons

"There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager."
"Certificate management needs improvement. I would like automated deployment of new certificates without manual intervention to be in the next release of this product."
"F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is sometimes a bit cumbersome to deal with some builds, although that's gotten significantly better over the years."
"The user interface of F5 BIG-IP LTM is old and could improve."
"Based on my experience using F5 and by only taking into consideration the last seven years, I have found that the reporting mechanism is bad."
"I would like to see better integration."
"I would like there to be more device security. I would like the tool to support SSL links, along with SSL and TLS."
"Logging is a bit of a problem. Logging and monitoring are only in plain text. You have to search and you have to know what you are searching for to find anything. So of course, monitoring and getting alerts for abnormal situations is hard. There are no tools for monitoring and alerts"
"Radware LinkProof’s customer support could be improved."
"There are certain features I would like to see in the next release."
"Could have more customizations on the dashboard."
"Radware LinkProof's marketing efforts need improvement to raise awareness about its capabilities and compete effectively in the market."
"The solution lacks HA configuration."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It is a little pricey. I wish the pricing was cheaper, but I wish the pricing was cheaper for everything."
"F5 BIG-IP can be expensive, although there are trial versions available which are helpful to find out if the solution is right for your company."
"This solution comes with a standard license, and there are also extra licenses that can be obtained. The licenses are purchasable for durations of one, two, three, and five years. The hardware is something to consider when purchasing"
"If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security."
"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."
"There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required."
"This product is costly from a licensing perspective considering its competitors."
"F5 isn’t cheap but is worth the price."
"Radware LinkProof is neither cheap nor expensive."
"Price-wise, the solution is a reasonable one."
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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
22%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Healthcare Company
10%
Retailer
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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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 Radware LinkProof?
The most valuable feature of Radware LinkProof for traffic distribution is its DNS management capability.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Radware LinkProof?
I would say Radware LinkProof falls into the mid-range pricing category. It is not cheap, but it is also not overly expensive.
What is your primary use case for Radware LinkProof?
I use Radware LinkProof to optimize our network by balancing multiple WAN links. It ensures uninterrupted access to applications by automatically redirecting traffic from failed or congested links.
 

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.
Papa John's, OSRAM, ADP, NYLS
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