A10 Thunder ADC vs. F5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A10 Thunder ADC
Score 8.1 out of 10
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A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.N/A
F5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
Score 8.7 out of 10
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F5 Networks provides the SSL Orchestrator, a high-performance decryption, analysis, and re-encryption tool for SSL/TLS traffic across the network to locate threats or data exfiltration efforts concealed in encrypted traffic.N/A
Pricing
A10 Thunder ADCF5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
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A10 Thunder ADCF5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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A10 Thunder ADCF5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
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User Ratings
A10 Thunder ADCF5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
A10 Thunder ADCF5 BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator
Likelihood to Recommend
A10 Networks
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.
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F5
F5 SSL Orchestrator is an ideal software to address the blind spots of the encryption of incoming and outgoing traffic, this is because it provides a high visibility of the traffic. By having a management based on policies allows to carry out a simpler management and obtain a more integration easy with existing infrastructures. It is ideal for reducing costs as it allows the creation of dynamic devices, thereby evaluating whether the traffic should be decrypted or not.
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Pros
A10 Networks
  • Load balancing
  • Scripting AFLEX
  • DDOS mitigation
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F5
  • Provides a flexible, fast and simple implementation.
  • Provides strong encryption and decryption of traffic, ensuring high SSL visibility.
  • Ensures exposure of threats from inbound and outbound traffic and helps mitigate attacks.
  • Allows you to direct traffic through policies which provides better management of it.
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Cons
A10 Networks
  • Functionalities and features do not match our needs.
  • Other vendors offer very similar characteristics for lower prices.
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F5
  • It is a software with a somewhat complex documentation so when you are in doubt it is difficult to solve it through its documentation.
  • A good knowledge is required in the management of the software, because although its implementation is flexible, carrying it out in the appropriate way guarantees good operation.
  • Its price can be somewhat high if it is a small company, however considering its high versatility the investment is worth it.
  • Learning curve somewhat steep, but you can count on the support of your support team.
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Support Rating
A10 Networks
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.
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F5
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Alternatives Considered
A10 Networks
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F5
OpenSSL is a simple software to use, with a complete documentation and an easy installation and ideal for encrypting and decrypting and making certificates, however F5 SSL Orchestrator can be implemented in different ways, it provides a high visibility of the traffic which does not miss any threat It wants to hide in encrypted traffic, but its biggest advantage is that it helps to better manage and does not provide static but dynamic devices so it is possible to decrypt once or encrypt once, it is for all these powerful features that F5 SSL Orchestrator was chosen.
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Return on Investment
A10 Networks
  • A10 Thunder ADC had a negative impact on the company, due to the fact that the client had to monitor a large number of sites, which could not be achieved with this device.
  • This led to looking for another alternative.
  • It is more beneficial for companies that do not need to monitor a large number of websites as the security and stability provided by the device are excellent.
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F5
  • By providing a high vision of inbound and outbound traffic, we manage to avoid the entry of threats and the exposure or loss of data from our business infrastructure.
  • Its policy based management is very helpful, since it is much simpler to manage SSL traffic and to be aware of any attack coming from it and to apply security controls to all business traffic.
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