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We performed a comparison between Loadbalancer.org and Radware Alteon 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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"It's pretty much a Swiss Army knife for managing all the load balancing techniques.""The connection that this solution helps our servers maintain has been most useful.""For now, it's stable.""The support we have received from Loadbalancer.org has been good.""Loadbalancer.org is less complex than Citrix.""The features I find valuable in this solution are the ease of managing the logs on the WAFs, the ease to identify break-in attempts into the network, the front-end firewall, and a more specific firewall.""Loadbalancer is easy to use. It performs well, with low latency.""The performance is good."

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"The solution has been very stable.""Radware has been characterized by being extremely robust. This gives us the confidence to offer our users a continuous service.""I found the link load balancer and server load balancer are the most valuable.""The most valuable features of Radware Alteon are the reverse proxy functionality and the SSL offload and hardware.""The link load balancing is a great feature.""The GUI was a valuable feature. It was uncomplicated and easy to use.""The strength of this solution is the application delivery controller.""The command line interface is simple and very user-friendly."

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

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"I would like this solution to have an integration tool that will convert configuration from other software, into readable values for this product during implementation.""We’d like the solution to include more security features in the standard license.""I would like to see the loading documentation improved.""The service could be improved by better customer support.""The community portal does not have a place to find scripts.""We recently had a problem with the tables Obsolete ARP which was observed by the support team. It would be good to diagnose and solve this problem with a patch since it is not documented that it will be solved in later updates.""Radware Alteon could improve the troubleshooting from the command line interface, they could do a better job making it easier.""Performance could be improved."

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  • "For now, it's stable."
  • "Loadbalancer.org is based on open-source products, but it requires money for support and other activities."
  • "Licensing fees are paid annually."
  • "The solution requires an annual support license of $2,780 for four systems or $695 a year per unit for support not including the units."
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  • "It has a good price point and is more reasonable than other comparable products"
  • "Radware Alteon is less expensive than many of the other competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Since Loadbalancer.org 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:The features I find valuable in this solution are the ease of managing the logs on the WAFs, the ease to identify break-in attempts into the network, the front-end firewall, and a more specific… more »
    Top Answer:The solution requires an annual support license that includes software upgrades and support. Compared to other devices in our network, the solution is quite affordable.
    Top Answer:We use Alteon to load balance our client traffic between different servers. We provide client support for deploying, configuring and troubleshooting.
    Top Answer:Apart from throughout consideration. Radware license charges based on throughput and F5 charges based on features only. For example, if you buy F5 with an appliance throughput of 10g that throughput… more »
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    Loadbalancer.org 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 Loadbalancer.org'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.

    Loadbalancer.org provides robust, impenetrable solutions by offering numerous seamless original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integrations and partnerships.

    Top Industries that use Loadbalancer.org:

    • Healthcare: Loadbalancer.org is widely considered the top load balancer provider in the healthcare IT industry. Loadbalancer.org 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: Loadbalancer.org 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: Loadbalancer.org solutions provide an extra layer of security to protect against the latest risk and threats. Loadbalancer.org will provide a close integration to ensure the organization is always secure.
    • Print: Loadbalancer.org can work with organizations to ensure their print environments keep working smoothly and is the only organization that fully supports Microsoft Print load balancing. Loadbalancer.org minimizes the complexities of print environments to ensure that all systems are consistently available.

    Loadbalancer.org is certified as an OEM provider for all of Microsoft's most popular key applications and solutions. Loadbalancer.org has created and developed streamlined deployments to facilitate improved scalability, performance, and uptime. They offer a tailored GUI to make every process super easy. Loadbalancer.org offers several flexible licensing plans to ensure cost-effectiveness, improved margins, revenue opportunities, and optimized TCO. The numerous robust solutions Loadbalancer.org 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

    “Loadbalancer.org 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 Loadbalancer.org and other open-source tools. Many customers are of different sizes and have different budgets. Loadbalancer.org 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

    Radware Alteon is an application delivery controller (ADC) solution that provides global load balancing for all web, cloud and mobile-based applications. The solution is designed to help your organization simplify operations while ensuring resilience and SLA. It manages application traffic across both data and cloud center locations, optimizing availability and performance. In addition, Radware Alteon integrates multiple application protection services to provide protection against an array of cyberthreats.

    Radware Alteon Features

    Radware Alteon has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Robust
    • Load-balancing reverse proxy
    • Stable
    • Flexible
    • Guaranteed application availability
    • Application aware traffic redirection capabilities
    • Faster web application response time
    • Application specific optimized configuration guides
    • Configuration templates
    • Built-in virtualization
    • Built-in application and network security

    Radware Alteon Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Radware Alteon. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Flexible deployment options: Radware Alteon is deployable in a multitude of form factors, including on-premises, virtual, and cloud, and provides a consistent application delivery and security service in any application environment.
    • Automation scripts library: To support faster time to service for complex application delivery and security services, Alteon is supported by an extensive range of automation scripts library. This also enables seamless integration of Radware Alteon services into the DevOps CI/CD processes.
    • Integrated application protection: The solution offers comprehensive application protection via embedded WAF, bot management, threat intelligence, and API protection capabilities. This ensures application availability and helps to minimize false positives, as well as keep applications along with their data secure.
    • Actionable visibility: With Radware Alteon you can stay ahead of issues and threats. The solution provides real-time visibility and actionable insights for proactive management of application availability and security issues before the user experience is impacted.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the solution.

    PeerSpot reviewer Jefe de implementaciones de Datos at RETO Industrial S.A. de. C.V., mentions, “The simple and well-documented configuration allows us to be able to implement new balancing services at the request of the user with the same conditions and good service that they expect. We can also make changes to services that are already running, as I mentioned before, the graphical interface is very intuitive and you can almost always make the most common changes quickly. Radware has been characterized by being extremely robust. This gives us the confidence to offer our users a continuous service.”

    A director of consulting says, “The most valuable features are the load-balancing and reverse proxy. Global-load balancing as well is valuable. I also find it to be stable. To date, we have not had any issues with it.”

    An SOC Specialist at a tech services company explains, “The interface is easy, it's friendly, and has good alerting. When you have a problem with a server, it will alert you. It is useful in many areas, especially for web applications and load balancing. It's something that the customer can see on the internet.”

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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.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Construction Company9%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Sports Company14%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Loadbalancer.org vs. Radware Alteon
    November 2022
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    Loadbalancer.org is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 8 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 9 reviews. Loadbalancer.org is rated 8.0, while Radware Alteon is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Loadbalancer.org writes "Great WAF - low-maintenance solution that performs as advertised ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Radware Alteon writes "Great load-balancing services and multiple backend servers, but it would be great if it had script-sharing features in a community hub". Loadbalancer.org is most compared with HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix NetScaler and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Radware LinkProof, Citrix NetScaler and HAProxy. See our Loadbalancer.org vs. Radware Alteon report.

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