Azure Application Gateway vs. Radware Alteon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Application Gateway
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.N/A
Radware Alteon
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Radware Alteon, from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller.N/A
Pricing
Azure Application GatewayRadware Alteon
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Azure Application GatewayRadware Alteon
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Azure Application GatewayRadware Alteon
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Application GatewayRadware Alteon
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(7 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Application GatewayRadware Alteon
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
For building scalable and highly available applications, Azure Application Gateway does most of the job on behalf of you; automatically load-balancing traffic from a number of users to a number of back-end servers. This ensure scalability and availability. The in-built security is great as can be expected from Microsoft, and user has a variety of tools for monitoring the health of the load-balancing function as well as the health of back end servers behind it.
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Radware
These devices caused more problems for our company than benefits, I would never recommend these to colleagues.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Easy integration with Load Balancer and Azure Scale Set to provide a full solution for traffic management.
  • With rich routing rule, we could use one Application Gateway as the central point for all internal applications to expose to the external network.
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Radware
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Live examples in the Azure documentation
  • Application Gateway UI Blade in Azure Portal can be streamlined
  • Have more advanced feature set as WAF (Web Application Firewall)
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Radware
  • The software web application is beyond terrible, in most of the cases the web was broken or did not have similar functionality the command line interface had.
  • The command line interface wasn't a natural looking interface, it was very fumbled and while it ran on Linux, the interface was all menus and sub-menus.
  • When enabling different pools for different web services, when a new pool was activated, the old pool connections were all reset instead of allowing HTTP sessions to naturally expire.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I don’t like that it's part of the Microsoft brand. In general, I am not a fan of Microsoft products but Azure gets it right.
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Radware
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Other load balancing tools in Azure (Azure LB and Azure Traffic Manager) are limited in their functionality in comparison with the Azure Application Gateway, and also, they don't provide security features. Azure Firewall, although it has security features, is more expensive, and most importantly, it's not a load balancer at all.
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Radware
We moved away from Alteon to F5 BigIP LTM and just by swapping out the hardware, we saw 40% speed increase in our applications. Everything else is much improved as well, from the web interface to the command line to the API.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Costs increased for the company, so expenses were more than before.
  • Was able to get better user experience so users won't feel the website is useless.
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Radware
  • While running on these devices, every release caused many interruptions in service and caused thousands of dollars of lost revenue.
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