F5 Big IP Platform Reviews & Product Details


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F5 Big IP Platform provides application services ranging from access and acceleration to security to intelligent traffic management.

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F5 Networks
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Year Founded
1996
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Seattle, WA
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DevOps Engineer
Information Technology and Services
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(5001-10,000 employees)
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"F5 BIG-IP's are the best load balancers available"

What do you like best?

F5's BIG-IP units are:

- Reliable

- Easy to manage

- Easy to upgrade

- Packed full of features (even with base license)

What do you dislike?

The cost can be high especially when compared to virtual load balancer solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Purchase a BIG-IP unit from F5 and you'll never regret it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used several BIG-IP devices to load balance a variety of applications. Each time I go to configure a new application or pool, it's a few clicks and then I'm done! The platform is very easy to configure and makes my job much easier. Also, to be up-and-running minutes after the request came in is great!

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Internet
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"Excellent tool for VPN connection"

What do you like best?

I use it to connect to company network on my Mac. Very good support for multi authentication schemes such as PingID and other 2FA techniques. Easy to use for everyone. Sometimes I just need my phone for 2FA and I am done connecting to the VPN. It has mobile access also which works pretty good.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. Sometimes just takes time and re-connects. Slow before first connection at times. Sometimes keeps re-asking for authenticating even after the first one went through. Some very minor bugs which can be easily fixed or improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a very good tool for VPN access. Easy to use. Works awesome most of the times! Fast once connected.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting to VPN if we need to work remotely outside of company network. It has many authentication schemes that our company uses. Smoothest tool ever for VPN access.

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(201-500 employees)
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"great load balancer"

What do you like best?

great flexibility in what we can do with this load balancer.

we run all our production loads on it and it works great

What do you dislike?

there has been a learning curve, and discovergin all the features that they offer takes time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

definitely try it out, the product has a lot of features and it is a very respected name in the industry

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

load balancing for our customer facing applications is the primary benefit that we get from these. However, we also use the security features now like the WAF (web application firewall).

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(51-200 employees)
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"A power application to manage network, firewall "

What do you like best?

There are a lot of function which meet my expectation, like setup fire wall, do a load balancing, easy to config redirect website...

What do you dislike?

The price is little higher. At this time I don't have any.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For large business I would recomend they used F% big ip.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a big webserver, dxt system, to managed it separately is very consume time so this tool help us to centralization, configure firewall for my client website...

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"F5 Big IP Platform Review"

What do you like best?

Above all, I value F5 Big IP Platform, which is an intuitive and very simple to use software, characteristics that make a user decide when using software or another.

What do you dislike?

What did not convince me at all is the reliability, since the connection was disconnected several times a day, although it reconnected right away, but it interrupted your work, producing false connectivity errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My personal recommendation after having used three different software of this type (F5 Big IP Platform, Juniper Networks and Puslse Secure), is to use Pulse, since it is with the best results I have opted for.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

F5 Big IP Platform provides an alternative to manage a VPN connection. Its main benefit is the connection speed, in a few seconds you were connected to your VPN network.

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"F5 Revew"

What do you like best?

La posibilidad de balancear el tráfico entre varios nodos añadidos a un pool previamente configurado.

Añadir certificados a las conexiones y reglas para administrar mejor las conexiones a través de macros.

What do you dislike?

La no posibilidad de actualizar automáticamente los nodos backup que forman el HA.

Siendo el proceso empezando por el backup y seguir por el principal.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ahorro en equipamiento para distribuir tráfico y además tengo la posibilidad de aplicar.

Con las macro puede chequear rápidamente los accesos a través de los reports que genera.

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"Make you App Secure and Faster using F5 Products"

What do you like best?

F5's ASM is the best module for securing application on Layer 7. Its a great Web Application Firewall for securing application including mobile and Web. t is also great for IAM using their APM module which gives lot of flexibility over the access of application

What do you dislike?

Personally I dont like Secure Web Gateway as it still need time to get matured to compete with established players like Bluecoat .

Upgrade of F5 takes really good experience considering the architecture of F5 because lot of modules get upgraded with their Databases and feature

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It makes the apps Secure and Faster and will reduce lot of load from the server

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loadbalancing Web,App and DB servers and making to autofailover interms of Primary or DR sites

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"Big IP, Big Value!"

What do you like best?

Provides very reliable and efficient vpn connection to our secure production, QA environments. It is very secure (requires 2FA using Okta). UI is easy to use. Provides connection statistics in graphical format.

What do you dislike?

In my previous machine, it either worked on a given day or did not work. it would keep on say 'downloading server settings' and connection would fail. Rebooting the machine sometimes worked, but that's not an acceptable solution. Finally, I had to get a new machine due to this issue.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to securely connect to our prod and QA databases in different geographical regions. It provides the similar experience regardless of whether I connect from home or work.

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"Wouldn't say I enjoy using it, but does the job"

What do you like best?

I like that it can be set up to date, currently it works with new multi factor authentication, and is typically reliable at home once the VPN has been properly configured.

What do you dislike?

It has been difficult to setup/update; I was once unable to work because I needed to set up the new MFA and the platform had no way of doing this until I was back in the office. Takes a while to establish the session.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network security for remote work; keeps our company able to perform tasks while not on our own network and blocks websites that remain a potential threat.

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"Awesome Load Balancer with great performance !!"

What do you like best?

We've been using F5 big-ip LTM's for more than 10 years, The best part is iRules - easy to write, mange and route/block traffic. The new version of LTM's has cool feature of IRule editor in GUI, makes more easy for any changes.

Great platform i have ever seen in the market

What do you dislike?

Support costs and renewals are expensive, but it is worth of it because of great features and performance that F5 has

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a webinar company, we are using F5 for our steaming and platform application services, works very great.

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"takes a long time to sign on to vpn"

What do you like best?

secure access to vpn the auto-connection to various drives.

What do you dislike?

takes too long to load up whenever i need to sign onto the vpn

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

secure access to applications for a large number of employees that work outside of the main office.

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"Good but can get better"

What do you like best?

User interface is easy to understand and use.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes you need to put password multiple times even when its correct. At times it shows connected with no data transfer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its good but needs improvements.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it for IT team access control and security.

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"Mandatory for website. "

What do you like best?

Many useful functions that need for the website. I can use for load balancing, configure SSL, Redirection...for the website.

What do you dislike?

Sometime when updating new changed. It needs to reload and take times.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolve almost the website requirements to go-live and run well.

F5 Big IP Platform User Ratings

8.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.3*
8.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
9.7
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.5*
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