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We performed a comparison between NGINX Plus 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.
To learn more, read our detailed NGINX Plus vs. Radware Alteon Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"This solution has everything.""Supports IMAP, POP and SMTP protocols for the reverse proxy.""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.""NGINX Plus' most valuable feature is the ingress controller."

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"The GUI was a valuable feature. It was uncomplicated and easy to use.""Radware has been characterized by being extremely robust. This gives us the confidence to offer our users a continuous service.""The solution has been very stable.""The command line interface is simple and very user-friendly.""The strength of this solution is the application delivery controller.""his solution allows me to secure applications, by blocking suspicious traffic based on the signature that has been enabled for that particular application.""The link load balancing is a great feature.""I found the link load balancer and server load balancer are the most valuable."

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"The center management system could be improved.""NGINX is a very basic load balancer and cannot do as many customizations as F5.""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.""The KPI should be more focused on load balancing and the latency in application calling from the end system.""The drawback is that you must obtain a license for everything."

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"Radware Alteon could improve the troubleshooting from the command line interface, they could do a better job making it easier.""The service could be improved by better customer support.""The community portal does not have a place to find scripts.""We’d like the solution to include more security features in the standard license.""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.""I would like to see the loading documentation improved.""Performance could be improved.""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."

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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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  • "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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    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 »
    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:The command line interface is simple and very user-friendly.
    Top Answer:Radware is a very budget-friendly device. It is not too expensive.
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    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.

    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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    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company14%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Sports Company14%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business64%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    NGINX Plus vs. Radware Alteon
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NGINX Plus vs. Radware Alteon and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    NGINX Plus is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 9 reviews. NGINX Plus is rated 8.4, while Radware Alteon is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Quick installation and very easy to manage while doing orchestration or automation". 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". NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster and, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Radware LinkProof, Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our NGINX Plus vs. Radware Alteon report.

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