Appgate SDP vs. F5 BIG-IP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appgate SDP
Score 9.3 out of 10
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AppGate SDP (software-defined perimeter) from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison is a zero trust network security product.N/A
BIG-IP
Score 8.8 out of 10
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F5 BIG-IP software from Seattle-based F5 Networks is a load balancing and application protection solution suite available on cloud or via virtual editions, on a subscription or perpetual licensing basis. The BIG-IP suite of products supports a wide range of security and application performance needs. The suite includes BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) traffic management and optimization, BIG-IP DNS, BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) identity and password protection, BIG-IP Application…N/A
Pricing
Appgate SDPF5 BIG-IP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Appgate SDPBIG-IP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Appgate SDPF5 BIG-IP
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Appgate SDPF5 BIG-IP
Likelihood to Recommend
Appgate
It is best suited for larger companies with lots of remote workers that need complex access management. We've barely scratched the surface on what Appgate can do via its API.
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F5
I think when it comes to web application protection, this is the way to go. I think if the organization is small, one would not be a good fit, but for most organizations, because it's a cloud-native solution, it's a good solution for web protection.
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Pros
Appgate
  • Software-Defined perimeter
  • Hide resources to non-authorized/authenticated users.
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F5
  • 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.
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Cons
Appgate
  • Live logging in the client. Currently you have to "download" the logs into a zip file and then open that zipfile to look at the logs. There's no logfile to tail or watch.
  • Load balancing between controllers could be better. Currently relies on round robin DNS and sometimes a browser will pick a different IP than previous and you'll get a big "LOST CONNECTION TO CONTROLLER" message.
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F5
  • Some of the stuff, like recently we are migrating from an on-prem exchange to Microsoft 365, and having it above both interfaces, both application icons on the desktop makes it kind of confusing for users. So if there was a way that they could just use the same icon and it knew how to route for what the user was licensed for. That would probably be a little bit better. And then I think some of the face of the product, the gooey interfaces could be improved.
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Usability
Appgate
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F5
Great customization and easy to use help reference menus
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Support Rating
Appgate
The company has been supportive overall of our needs and desired features. I have not personally called the support services, but I've heard no direct complaints either.
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F5
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Appgate
The existing system was FortiGate. The management of the system was a hassle. Because IT personnel had to manually create VPN accounts, user passwords were known to who created them and the end user did not have a way to change them. This created a security issue in the event an IT engineer left the company.
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F5
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.
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Return on Investment
Appgate
  • We are achieving our goals with this tool by hiding resources behind it.
  • It is a new model that requires a different thought process for many in network operations.
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F5
  • Overall, it meets a need rather than having a lot of point solutions and difficult configurations. It's done a good job consolidating all those. So I can't give you numbers for ROI, but it is absolutely consolidated solutions down to single points that are monetarily optimized.
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