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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • F5 BIG-IP is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

A10 Thunder ADC

60%
1 Rating
8.8

BIG-IP

88%
13 Ratings

Usability

A10 Thunder ADC

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

BIG-IP

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

A10 Thunder ADC

70%
2 Ratings
7.7

BIG-IP

77%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

A10 Thunder ADC

I recommend it but would like to mention that the buyer should analyze their needs very well and perform exhaustive service tests prior to purchase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

The product provides a very successful solution for both VPN and Load Balancing, especially for medium and large-sized companies. It can be preferred in small-sized companies, but due to the price and licensing model, I think this would be an unnecessary expense. This product is very successful especially if you have more than 2 servers on the Internet, DMZ side and you are going to balance the load between them. On the local side, if you are managing a large database, this solution of F5 is truly unrivaled.
Evren BOZTEPE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A10 Thunder ADC

  • It offers very good performance.
  • Really fast deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • Easy connection: you can connect to your corporate network with two clicks.
  • IP restriction: F5 has a list of possible insecure IP numbers, if someone tries to connect using one of these numbers, F5 BIG-IP won't connect.
  • Always on feature: Very handy feature, if you install always on, you won't need to click connect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A10 Thunder ADC

  • Functionalities and features do not match our needs.
  • Other vendors offer very similar characteristics for lower prices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • The appliance had power supply problems, replaced 2 over the 5 years, $3000 each
  • The appliance as a hardware device had no support 2 years after we bought them, moved to virtual
  • Requires F5 knowledge, their terminology and way of doing things needs training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A10 Thunder ADC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

BIG-IP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

A10 Thunder ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BIG-IP

BIG-IP 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great customization and easy to use help reference menus
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A10 Thunder ADC

A10 Thunder ADC 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Support said the devices will work in our environment but when we had the device working we realized that it was not possible to do what we wanted, for this reason, our experience was not entirely good and we did not like the way they approached us for the sale of the device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

BIG-IP 7.7
Based on 7 answers
On the occasions when we've had to engage f5 support, they have been great. They have always resolved our issues quickly and been easy to work with and professional. The reason I give them a 10 out of 10, however, is because when we've had issues that have crossed over between the f5 BIG-IP, our Cisco switches, and our Microsoft IIS server the f5 support representatives have been extremely knowledgeable about every product and device involved and have been able to troubleshoot end-to-end without having to engage other vendors.
Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A10 Thunder ADC

No answers on this topic

BIG-IP

I can't recall the name of the previous software we used for remote intranet access, but it was much less reliable. F5 BIG-IP is consistent and easy to use--the authentication process happens quickly and reliably via my cell phone's facial recognition feature which is convenient and secure. No need to carry a key fob or enter a verification code. The previous software required email codes be sent and entered to verify access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A10 Thunder ADC

  • Allow routing instances in the device, this would increase the benefits much more and compete very well with other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP

  • Load balancing is a requirement in most serious web environments, and this allows us to keep sites up and running in the event of partial server outages.
  • Keeping sites extra secured with the advanced security and routing features is a plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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