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We performed a comparison between Kemp LoadMaster and NGINX Plus 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 Kemp LoadMaster vs. NGINX Plus Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"Great web balancing and remote access balancing.""Failover is seamless and our services are rock solid.""The user interface is very easy to work with.""Mitigates content security policy issues.""The most valuable features are synchronizing email with mobile devices and synchronizing with Outlook."

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"Supports IMAP, POP and SMTP protocols for the reverse proxy.""NGINX Plus' most valuable feature is the ingress controller.""The web proxy and the database proxy are excellent.""NGINX Plus also has NGINX App Protect. It's a separate module, which is inspired by the F5 apps.""The load balancing module, which is equivalent to LTM, is the focus of the PSE. So far, the features of both are identical. I believe NGINX has more features for securing these services, but in terms of load balancing, both are massive solutions.""This solution has everything."

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"Hardware version needs a dual power solution.""It would be much easier to have the management interface directly integrate with the Kemp Support library, allowing you to choose the desired template from the online catalog to then directly download to the LoadMaster.""We have experienced at least one problem with stability, although it was fixed with an upgrade.""Perhaps Kemp could offer some training videos.""UI is very basic and unattractive."

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"The center management system could be improved.""The drawback is that you must obtain a license for everything.""NGINX is a very basic load balancer and cannot do as many customizations as F5.""The KPI should be more focused on load balancing and the latency in application calling from the end system.""It would be great if there was even more automation to make it even easier to maintain.""NGINX Plus is moderately priced, but it could give better value for money."

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  • "The product definitely provides what the organization needs and its cost is reasonable considering the value it brings."
  • "At $2,500 USD, this is absolutely a fantastic buy for the money!"
  • "The Kemp LoadMaster is a tremendous value."
  • "Less expensive than Citrix."
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  • "You pay for each feature that you want."
  • "The list price of NGINX Plus is close to $5,500."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Mitigates content security policy issues.
    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 »
    Top Answer:Each and every organization that hosts applications should have this solution. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten.
    Top Answer:IIS is a flexible, secure, and manageable web server to host anything on the web. IIS’s scalable and open architecture can handle the most demanding tasks. From media streaming to web applications… more »
    Top Answer:I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
    Top Answer:Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
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    LoadMaster Load Balancer
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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.

    NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

    NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

    NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

    NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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    Sample Customers
    Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Transportation Company8%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Energy/Utilities Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company14%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business64%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Kemp LoadMaster vs. NGINX Plus
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Kemp LoadMaster vs. NGINX Plus and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews. Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.8, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Easy to set up, reliable, provides seamless failover, and the powerful load balancing capabilities save us money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Quick installation and very easy to manage while doing orchestration or automation". Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Citrix NetScaler, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Apache Web Server. See our Kemp LoadMaster vs. NGINX Plus report.

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