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Oren Dror - PeerSpot reviewer
Security IT Manager at IFAT Group
Real User
Top 10
Stable with good security and reliability
Pros and Cons
  • "The stability is excellent."
  • "The pricing of the product is a bit too high."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for security purposes.

What is most valuable?

The security on offer from the solution is very good.

The stability is excellent.

What needs improvement?

The pricing of the product is a bit too high. They should work to make it more affordable. It needs to be more cost-efficient. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and the performance has been good.

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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
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How are customer service and support?

I've never used technical support. I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are when it comes to servicing their customers, having never used them personally.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also have experience with Check Point. 

How was the initial setup?

We did not install the solution ourselves. We used an integrator that handled the process and helped us set everything up. 

What about the implementation team?

We used an integrator to assist with the installation. We were pleased with the results. There was nothing to complain about the results.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is pretty high. It's not the least expensive option.

That said, we're willing to pay for the premium security on offer.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a customer and an end-user.

We are using the 12th version of the solution. 

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite satisfied with the capabilities of the product.

I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Hilman Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy install, quality support, but expensive

What is our primary use case?

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. 

For how long have I used the solution?

My experience in selling this solution is approximately two and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution depends on the sizing of the network. Generally, the scalability is quite good.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is one of the best I have seen in their field. They have been good so far.

How was the initial setup?

One of the strongest areas of this solution is its ease of install. It did not take more then a couple of hours.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment can take some time because you can do a lot of configuring to meet the needs of the use cases for clients. This will take more time to configure the different areas than just the general install. We typically have two technicians on site doing the deployments.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition. For only load balancer, it is too expensive. The license is subscription-based, except for the security model.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

I rate F5 BIG-IP a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
October 2022
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MufeedSiaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Presales Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Completely stable solution with a perfect multi-data center

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

The multi-data center is perfect.

What needs improvement?

BIG-IP LTM's sandboxing integration could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using BIG-IP LTM for two to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

BIG-IP LTM is completely stable, and its performance is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I believe BIG-IP LTM is scalable, but you have to pay for extra expansions.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, and I would rate the ease of the setup process as 4.5 out of five. The ACC deployment took one day, but the WAF tuning took around two weeks because it was a new application and needed tuning.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team.

What was our ROI?

I would rate our ROI as 4.5 out of five.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

BIG-IP LTM isn't a cheap solution - I'd rate its pricing as three out of five.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Citrix 40 Web.

What other advice do I have?

You need an expert to set up the policies, as it's not a straightforward process. I would give BIG-IP LTM a rating of nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Md. Robiul Awoul - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy manager at Oculin Tech
Real User
Top 5
Helpful support, reliable, but implementation could be easier

What is our primary use case?

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.

What needs improvement?

There are not very many areas for improvement, but the price is high.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) for approximately four months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is a scalable solution.

We have approximately nine people using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and support?

We have only opened up two support tickets with the support and on both occasions, they provided a good service.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) was complex and could be made easier. The full process took approximately three weeks.

What about the implementation team?

We used consultants for the implementation of the solution. 

We have 10 to 12 managers supporting this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is too high.

What other advice do I have?

I rate F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AhmedIsmael - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Telecom Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable solution with useful web application firewall and load balancing features

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

It is stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have about 2,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other product.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complex. It needs experience. Fortinet is easier to deploy than this.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have an IT team of 60 people.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using it. 

I would rate F5 BIG-IP an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Solutions Architect - Telecom & Network Infrastructure at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Provides excellent load balancing and a simple deployment

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The load balancing aspect is valuable to us. 

What needs improvement?

We use a limited amount of features so the biggest issue for us is the price. For what we're using, it's an expensive solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for 12 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable and scales easily. Our networking team deals with the maintenance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. We had external help for implementation and I believe deployment took about two days. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Improves load balance and efficiency

What is our primary use case?

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

How has it helped my organization?

This product has improved our load balance, especially when it comes to using the termination at the A5 level, making us more efficient.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the WAF and the big IP.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for over eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

My impression is that it's scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, but it took some time to complete.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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PeerSpot user
Technology Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Substantial features, great operating system, and easy to use

What is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

One of the best features of the solution is the operating system. Additionally, it is easy to use and has plenty of features.

What needs improvement?

The configuration is intricate and could be improved. 

For a future release, I would like to see more features in the cloud.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution is sometimes expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I rate F5 BIG-IP an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Download our free F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Report and get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions.
Updated: October 2022
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Download our free F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Report and get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions.