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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) pros and cons

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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Pros review quotes

TH
Dec 5, 2018
I was able to simply and quickly set up the WAF rules and security, and also set up easily complex policies and rules which gave me some great features to redirect.
AC
Jun 24, 2022
We have multiple solutions we can deploy through the F5.
RG
Sep 13, 2018
It has so many features. ​First of all, it has a full proxy architecture, it has multiple modules. The best feature is the WAF, the web application firewall module. It also has cashing type capabilities. It has all kinds of load-balancing algorithms based on your IT requirements.
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KV
Jun 28, 2022
The tech support we got from F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager directly was pretty good.
KO
Jun 20, 2022
What we like best about this solution is its stability. It is extremely stable.
it_user223881 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 13, 2016
The F5 GTM/BIGIP DNS (Global Traffic Manager) is a valuable feature. This feature allows for DNS load balancing, which means that high availability and load sharing can be done across services locally, as well as across datacenters with advanced capabilities​.
SP
Feb 9, 2022
Secure and scalable traffic management solution for applications. Good for bigger environments.
SR
Feb 17, 2021
The solution is very easy to use and easy to understand. It's quite an intuitive system.
it_user521838 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 28, 2016
The F5 interface is easy to use.
JO
May 22, 2022
The load balancing function, the monitors that you can create, and iRules programmability are most valuable.
 

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Cons review quotes

TH
Dec 5, 2018
I used GitHub for autoscaling CloudFormation, and I found two bugs and I submitted them. Their implementation in GitHub could be cleaner and allow for a bit more customization.
AC
Jun 24, 2022
The solution is scalable.
RG
Sep 13, 2018
The one gap I saw was that pure LBN integration is a little tricky. The insertion of F5 in LBN is a little tricky. They need to work on something, on products by which they can insert F5 in any sort of cloud environment.
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KV
Jun 28, 2022
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is sometimes a bit cumbersome to deal with some builds, although that's gotten significantly better over the years.
KO
Jun 20, 2022
It reaches a point where scaling is no longer possible.
it_user223881 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 13, 2016
I would like F5 to incorporate the ability to create your own custom roles and customised permissions within the product set. I have seen many customers wanting to give a certain level of access for the purposes of out-of-hours servicing to out-of-hours staff or teams that fulfill an operations type role.
SP
Feb 9, 2022
Lacking in free training to help users understand the product more, so they would know how to correctly use it. Like other vendors and their products, becoming more proactive is an area for improvement.
SR
Feb 17, 2021
Technical support could be faster. It's something I'd like to see them work on in the future.
it_user521838 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 28, 2016
Not everything is intuitive.
JO
May 22, 2022
Its GUI could be a bit better. Other than that, it's already pretty good. We don't use it in a high-performance environment. So, we don't really care so much about too many features.