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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.

To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "They offer a perpetual license."
  • "The solution is less expensive than F5 or Imperva and is the most reasonably priced option available."
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  • "Any decent product will cost money and if you want great support and a great product, then you will want to spend the money on it."
  • "Nowadays, going with the virtual appliance is the easiest way and the cost is reasonable."
  • "They have multiple tiers of licensing and you can upgrade it easily."
  • "Pricing for the perpetual licensing was fair to us for the features and ease of use we received."
  • "This product has good value and features for the money."
  • "The setup cost and pricing plan is reasonable and will ultimately give you a worthy return."
  • "The costs for the Kemp Load Balancer solution are okay because, for a good product, you have to spend money."
  • "This is a cost-efficient product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
    Top Answer:I recommend Fortinet FortiADC. My experience with Fortinet has been very positive. Our company has been using it for around five years. We mainly use FortiADC for the load balancing of application… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Mitigates content security policy issues.
    Top Answer:We pay around $10,000 a year for licensing. There are no additional costs.
    Top Answer:The UI is very basic and not very attractive, so this could be an area for improvement. In the next release, I would like to see global load balancing and the ability to connect to networks not… more »
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    Also Known As
    FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
    LoadMaster Load Balancer
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    Overview

    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.

    Fortinet FortiADC Benefits

    • FortiADC security protocol: FortiADC integrates with FortiSandbox to improve the overall antivirus security protections where every file is scanned for known and unknown malicious risks. If a file is identified as malicious or problematic, it will be blocked in the future.

    • SSL protocol: FortiADC securely uses the most up-to-date cryptography to provide exceptional encryption and decryption using a hardware-based SSL ASIC. FortiADC offers complete transparency to inspect all traffic for threats, improves server response time, and reduces backend server load, SSL inspection and SSL offloading. FortiADC integrates seamlessly with Gemalto’s SafeNet Hardware Security Module (HSM).

    • FortiADC connectors: FortiADC Fabric Connectors offer open API-based integration and coordination with numerous software-defined networks (SDNs), third-party partners, and cloud management providers. Fortinet Fabric Connectors provide deep open and turnkey integration with recognized third-party vendors such as AWS, K8s, OCI, and SAP, in multi-vendor solutions, improving scalability, simplified management, and automation.

    • Business stability: FortiADC load balancing for on-premise global server load balancing (GSBL) and in the cloud (FortiGSBL Cloud) will ensure users can maintain a reliable and available network by improving the ability of scaling applications throughout numerous data centers to reduce application response times and enhance disaster recovery. Users are able to define protocols based on network latency concerns, overall data performance, and site availability.

    Fortinet FortiADC Features

    • Application availability

      • 4-7 application load balancing: DNS, HTTPS, RTMP, RADIUS, MySQL and more

      • External fabric connectors: Splunk Integration, AWS/OCI Connector, Kubernetes Service.

      • Security fabric connectors: FortiSIEM, Fortigate BanIP Integration, FortiAnalyzer, and more.

      • Deployment modes: High availability (AA/AP Failover), Router mode, transparent mode (switch), one-arm mode (proxy with X-forwarded for support.

    • Web application firewall (WAF)

      • Security services: Captcha support, cookie support, HTTP header security, XML/SOAP/JSON validation, CSRF protection, API gateway, and more.

      • Application security: Web attack signature, bot detection, web vulnerability scanner, OWASP Top-10 Wizard, API protection and more.
    • Application enhancement

      • HTTP and TCP improvement: TCP buffering, HTTP compressions/decompression, HTTP caching (dynamic and static objects), Bandwidth monitoring using quality of service (QoS), TCP buffering, and more.

      • Authentication offloading: Two-factor authentication (Fortitoken/Fortitoken Cloud and Google Authentication), NTLM, AUTH2.0, SAML 2.0 (SP and Idp) RADIUS, LDAP, Kerbos, and local.

      • Networking: Integration with Ansible, Cisco ACI, OpenStack and Nutanix, NVGRE and VXLAN support, VLAN and port trunking support, IPv6 Support (SLB, firewall, routing and interfaces), Dynamic NAT, Hide NAT, Static NAT for added scalability and flexibility.

      • Management: Syslog support, SNMP using private MIBs with threshold-based traps. REST APIs, VDOMS, data analytics, real-time monitoring graphs, role-based monitoring, intuitive reporting, FortiView integration, and more.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Transportation Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiADC vs. Kemp LoadMaster and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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