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We performed a comparison between 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.

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"The performance is good.""For now, it's stable.""The connection that this solution helps our servers maintain has been most useful.""It's pretty much a Swiss Army knife for managing all the load balancing techniques."" is less complex than Citrix.""Loadbalancer is easy to use. It performs well, with low latency."

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"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.""I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.""This solution has everything.""NGINX Plus also has NGINX App Protect. It's a separate module, which is inspired by the F5 apps.""NGINX Plus' most valuable feature is the ingress controller.""The web proxy and the database proxy are excellent."

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"The configuration is somewhat complicated. Someone who does not know the solution may find this challenging.""The configuration is somewhat complicated. Someone who does not know the solution may find this challenging.""I would like it if Loadbalancer had the ability to make rules for specific shared bots.""It doesn't have the bonding capability feature.""'s complexity could be reduced.""I'd like to see scalability improved; it can be costly.""The solution can be a bit pricey."

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"The drawback is that you must obtain a license for everything.""The center management system could be improved.""NGINX Plus is moderately priced, but it could give better value for money.""The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source.""It would be great if there was even more automation to make it even easier to maintain.""NGINX is a very basic load balancer and cannot do as many customizations as F5."

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  • "For now, it's stable."
  • " is based on open-source products, but it requires money for support and other activities."
  • "Licensing fees are paid annually."
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  • "Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."
  • "You pay for each feature that you want."
  • "The list price of NGINX Plus is close to $5,500."
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    Top Answer:Since is an open-source solution, I would recommend this solution for smaller businesses that don’t have major scaling requirements and don’t have the budget for a commercial… more »
    Top Answer:It's pretty much a Swiss Army knife for managing all the load balancing techniques.
    Top Answer:I have a rough idea of the cost. However, I don’t generally handle licensing details. I’m not sure, for example, if support is included or an extra cost. I’d rate it a four out of five in terms of… more »
    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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    Overview is a unique next-generation organization that offers tailored load balancers or application delivery controllers (ADCs) to numerous organizations across various industries.

    Tailored load balancing is the new must-have in today’s complex marketplace. It is the best way for an organization to keep their applications running smoothly and to keep things simple; this is's primary focus. The ADC appliance is tailor-made specifically to meet each individual organization's precise needs and criteria. This covers the needs of technology providers and of an organization's client base and end users. Automatically, the features that are most needed and used can be optimized, and the features that are less critical can be minimized so that resources can be conserved and the highest levels of efficiency and productivity can be maintained. provides robust, impenetrable solutions by offering numerous seamless original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integrations and partnerships.

    Top Industries that use

    • Healthcare: is widely considered the top load balancer provider in the healthcare IT industry. sees that healthcare IT personnel can ensure their organizations are moving seamlessly toward interoperability and are able to easily scale to meet today’s continually growing data demands with no compromise in performance.
    • Storage solutions: has significant offerings and partnerships with object-based storage providers to ensure they are always ready for today's ever-changing dynamic storage needs. The comprehensive integration offers high-performance scalable solutions which can provide always available next-gen storage solutions.
    • Security: solutions provide an extra layer of security to protect against the latest risk and threats. will provide a close integration to ensure the organization is always secure.
    • Print: can work with organizations to ensure their print environments keep working smoothly and is the only organization that fully supports Microsoft Print load balancing. minimizes the complexities of print environments to ensure that all systems are consistently available. is certified as an OEM provider for all of Microsoft's most popular key applications and solutions. has created and developed streamlined deployments to facilitate improved scalability, performance, and uptime. They offer a tailored GUI to make every process super easy. offers several flexible licensing plans to ensure cost-effectiveness, improved margins, revenue opportunities, and optimized TCO. The numerous robust solutions offers can ensure that any enterprise organization is able to satisfy the growing demands of today’s dynamic marketplace while maintaining an excellent user experience.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “ is less complex than Citrix. In some cases, our customers do not have an engineer on staff who can support this device. These customers have a large number of Linux engineers but don't have the money. We suggested using and other open-source tools. Many customers are of different sizes and have different budgets. has everything that is needed.” - Artem M., System Engineer at CROC

    “We use Loadbalancer for balancing loads in our main application. Loadbalancer is easy to use. It performs well, with low latency.” - Walid M., Network and Security Engineer at a logistics company

    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
    Vodafone, NASA, Mercedes, NBC, Siemens, AT&T, Barclays, Zurich, Penn State University, Fiserv, Canon, Toyota, University of Cambridge, US Army, US Navy, Ocean Spray, ASOS, Pfizer, BBC, Bacardi, Monsoon, River Island, U.S Air Force, King's College London, NHS, Ricoh, Philips, Santander, TATA Communications, Ericcson, Ross Video, Evertz, TalkTalk TV, Giacom, Rapid Host.
    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company18%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Construction Company9%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business58%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide vs. NGINX Plus
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about vs. NGINX Plus and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012. is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews. is rated 7.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of writes "Reliable, very complete, and suitable for sizeable organizations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Quick installation and very easy to manage while doing orchestration or automation". is most compared with HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, HAProxy, Kemp LoadMaster, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. See our vs. NGINX Plus report.

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