F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Primary Use Case

AC
Senior Technical Consultant at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

I basically work for the solutioning only, so I've been migrating the F5 from the existing chassis to the new chassis for the last three years. Before that, I was a part of operations so I was working to support any incidents on F5. 

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KV
Principle Architect (retired recently) at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

In the last two years, the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager implementations for a client had pointers, primarily ones pointing inwards to the onsite cloud-type systems, but they also did have pointers to some cloud-service-based instances as well. So it was actually doing a bit of hybrid. 

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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

For everything, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is used. We used it for our exchange server before migrating to Teams, and then for Skype. It currently operates several large broadcasting and streaming services.

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Sanja Rakic - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Mostly I support my clients in relation to the product.

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JO
Senior Network Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

It is for internal load balancing of servers.

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LM
Sr. Network Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We use F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) as a load balancing solution. We use many of the features associated with the solution, such as the Local Traffic Manager and Access Analytics that are associated with the SSL.

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NH
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a solution provider and we work with a lot of products from F5.

In our internal network, we use F5 BIG-IP. We also have a few implementations with this product, including some that are integrated with other solutions such as IBM Guardium. 

One of the great use cases is capturing an application user through F5 and then pushing it to Guardium. This is very useful for our customers because they can then connect to the database with a real application user, which is something that is very hard to achieve through other vendors.

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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am not the F5 administrator so I don't use all of the features. I primarily perform daily operations such as checking statistics and deploying new virtual servers.

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MS
Director of Network Strategies and Technologies at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The F5 is something we purchased for another project that has not been turned on just yet.

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MC
Chief Information Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

The product can be used for many applications including load balancing and GLB's overload balancing. It depends on the module. If there's a public APM you can use it for WAF and many other use-cases. 

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DK
Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our company is based in different geographical locations and we need to create SD-WANs with tight security while allowing remote access to our resources. To manage that and to manage the whole network, we use BIG-IP.

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MM
Lead Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I am an integrator. I implement solutions for our customers.

It's straightforward deployment application delivery control. 

Our customers have a lot of services that are public, in their internal network and external public network.

They use F5 BIG-IP to publish these services in a secure manner.

They use it for publish billing system services, and some uses for their internal services, such as the DNS active directory.

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KS
Senior Security Specialist at Tech Mahindra Limited

We use this product to hide true identity of our web servers from external users while balancing the loads of those external users. 

For load balancing, we have various load balancing method. We can define these methods at the node or pool level. 

We are retail users and have lot of websites for online businesses to prevent attacks. On those sites, there is a WAF module that we also use, which prevents attacks on it. 

It acts as a reverse proxy for our web servers, and we can use certificate to protect from attackers and send encrypted traffic to F5 which then decrypt and passes to the internal server after encrypting again using a server-side certificate or sending in plain form.

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OD
Design and Conception Engineer at SFR

Our engineers use various products from the F5 BIG-IP range when creating application solutions. Primarily, we make use of F5 BIG-IP's ASM (Application Security Manager) and WAF (Web Application Firewall). For most of our applications, we require that our servers, and server-related software, are hosted in virtual machine environments.

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MK
Channel Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are in the security business, basically working in two segments; the first is in the financial sector, with the largest banks in the country, and second, we work with some government organizations and corporate businesses. Only B2B for now, not much retail. We have a few projects in insurance companies. The solution is deployed on-premise in our office and we basically use it for demo and testing purposes. We deploy for our customers both on-premise and on cloud. We are a distribution channel, like a reseller. I'm a channel development manager.

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Richard Polyak - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect Individual Contributor at a media company with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use cases for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager are high availability for applications and SSL offload certificates.

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OMKaewsaenchai - PeerSpot reviewer
Total Solution System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

We often use the Citrix ADC and F5 BIG-IP LTM together, because they have similar features. But, normally, we use Citrix solutions because we are Citrix providers in Bangkok, so we're not usually working with F5. However, there are some projects where we deploy F5 alongside Citrix or substitute it for the Citrix solution. 

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Michael-Yuen - PeerSpot reviewer
COO at International Household Retail Company Ltd

I am using F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager for load balancing. For example, I create the virtual server, and in there we have a pool and member server. This is used for simple load balancing.

We are using the on-premise and cloud versions of the solution.

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YA
Co-Founder and CEO at PT Eugenea Kreasi Utama

I am a reseller. We provide solutions to our clients.

We use F5 for various applications as our firewall.

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AhmedYoussef1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Consultant at Westcon-Comstor

F5 BIG-IP LTM is used for delivering applications and protecting the application from web attacks.

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KN
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We are a reseller of F5, but we haven't had many projects that we've deployed with F5. In terms of use cases, it is used when clients have web servers, and they are hosting on their own infrastructure. When they have web applications that are publicly visible, they use F5 to balance that incoming traffic for their web servers.

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Nirav_Shah - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Solutions Architect at MindTree

We use it to publicly deliver applications.

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MD
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

In terms of our primary use cases - all our web services, our main web portals, and our TV service sit behind the F5, so any customer would have to traverse our F5 for the services at the back of it.

It serves our backend and front end services.

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WM
Network and Security Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager for our applications. We have six applications and 16 servers currently. We make all our applications and utilize this tool. Some applications are published on LSM.

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YU
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are using F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager for all the modules for DNS applications. It is a core product for us.

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AR
Sr. SAP Portfolio Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for load balancing any kind of HTTP and HTTPS traffic coming from users or other systems.

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Rana Mohamed - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at MCS

There are many use cases. It is mainly used for local traffic management. It can also be used as an advanced firewall for an application or as a VPN policy manager.

We have cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments.

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KL
Head of Presales at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

BIG-IP LTM is mainly used to load balance applications.

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PradeepKumar11 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using this solution as a load balancer and reverse proxy.

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UzochikwaEnunwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise architect at Kyndryl

We use it for server management and application traffic, that is, to load balance between traffic for applications coming from their service. Users coming in are then able to have their traffic go to the service that has the suitable resources or adequate resources.

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SM
Specialist in Communication and Network Security at a security firm with 11-50 employees

All of our web servers are load-balanced by F5.

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CS
Associate CSA at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using it for internal traffic management and traffic load balancing. Its version is up to date.

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Hilman Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator

Currently, we use F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager as our traffic management solution. As a consultant, it is project-based with my clients rather than hands-on. Our clients use the solution to load balance their current application server in the DMZ and also in the data center.

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Oren Dror - PeerSpot reviewer
Security IT Manager at IFAT Group

We primarily use the solution for security purposes.

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Hilman Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator

The solution is mostly used for the LTM load balancer. Recently more of our customers are using it for the web application firewall. Some of my other customers are using the GTM model also. 

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MufeedSiaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Presales Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

I use BIG-IP LTM for load balancing and WAF.

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Md. Robiul Awoul - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy manager at Oculin Tech

We use F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) for the web application firewall and a load balancing system. We are using it in a government project.

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AhmedIsmael - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Telecom Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using it for web application firewall and load balancing features. We have its latest version.

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TB
Solutions Architect - Telecom & Network Infrastructure at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution as a proxy to our websites, load balancing all our servers as clients come onto our website and use our services. Our website provides around 15 different services. We are customers of F5 and I'm a solutions architect for telecom and network infrastructure.

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SB
Senior IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

My primary use cases of this solution are as a big IP solution, a WAF solution, EPM, and reverse proxy.

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JM
Technology Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use the solution to offer load balancing to companies and especially for state and government company.

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Buyer's Guide
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.