We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiADC and Kemp LoadMaster 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.
"I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence."
"The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."
"Content caching and content compression are good features."
"Ease of use in deploying and having it up and running requires minimal knowledge."
"The solution provides high-level services such as availability, redundancy, and load balancing between servers."
"Simple to use and easy to integrate."
"The GSLB, the DR side, is the best part. Because we had our main side in one city, we created another, and we had a complete MPLS over the internet. We used the GSLB and data loss for our business applications."
"Load-balancing is a great feature that is very easy to configure and it is always working fine."
"It is an easy-to-use, user-friendly interface, and you can set up a new VIP in a couple of minutes."
"When you configure the listening services, you can implement a lot of security features like the Edge Security Pack that intercepts the requests and processes those before they are sent to the real servers."
"The Global WAF has saved us more than one time from unwanted traffic."
"Failover is seamless and our services are rock solid."
"One of the most valuable features I like is the ability to block specific cipher suites like RC4, and older protocols like SSL 3.0."
"Persistence is very valuable. This holds the connection information of the source and that connection is important to RDP and our APO calls. The connection has to be persisted to the original source to operate properly. We also use the subsections for sub-services to create services inside our services for our API resources, this is most awesome. We would not be able to do this without Kemp and offer this type of sub-service to route based on an API instance. It routes the traffic properly based on the sub-service type."
"The user interface is very easy to work with."
"The solution's WAF needs an upgrade because it is not as good as FortiWeb, VMware, F5, or Imperva."
"Technical support and documentation could both be improved."
"Because it is so generic, the documentation requires special attention. A person who has not worked on Fortinet FortiADC or a similar product will struggle to understand what the document is trying to say. The documentation could be more specific, and more detailed."
"Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic."
"The configuration is relatively complex."
"There is a mismatch between the number of features they are offering and the device capacity on how much it can handle."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"It would be helpful if there were a way to incorporate tooltips on the fields so that we don't have to dig through documentation."
"Certificate installations could be simplified and modernized, and allowed to be monitored for expirations/issues."
"The configuration of the basic services is pretty straight forward but for more complex solutions, there needs to be better documentation or knowledge base articles."
"It would be very helpful to get all the http/https session logs by default in the log monitor without activating debugging mode like an apache web sever natively does"
"Perhaps Kemp could offer some training videos."
"So far, the only hitch we have run into is that would have been nice to have an easier method to add allow/whitelist entries into the Access Control lists for virtual services."
"The cost of the GEO upgrade is not cost-prohibitive but it's something that would be a nice add-in, out of the box."
"The only thing that I miss is that the TMG server was giving me live information about who is connected and what is the request about."
Fortinet FortiADC is a robust application delivery controller (ADC) that delivers application optimization, application security, and application availability. FortiADC is a valued offering from Fortinet, which is widely recognized as a trusted supplier of dynamic security solutions worldwide. FortiADC offers dynamic security functions (AV, DDoS, and WAF) in addition to advanced application connectors for a simplified deployment and complete transparency to an organization's networks and applications. FortiADC offers three primary deployment options: physical machine, virtual machine, (VM) and cloud solution options.
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Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 7 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 27 reviews. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Feature-rich, robust, and the technical support is responsive ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Straightforward configuration, easy to manage, and the technical support is good". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, NGINX Plus, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Citrix ADC. See our Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster report.
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