F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) vs. TunnelBear

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
F5 Networks provides BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as an identity and access solution which can be deployed as a standalone solution or as an add-on to F5 Networks' flagship BIG-IP TLM or F5 Advanced WAF applications.N/A
TunnelBear
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
TunnelBear, from the company of the same name in Toronto, encrypts the user's internet connection to keep online activity private on any network.
$3.33
per month
Pricing
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
Editions & Modules
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Unlimited
$3.33
per month
Teams
$5.75
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
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Features
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
Virtual Private Network
Comparison of Virtual Private Network features of Product A and Product B
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
8.4
2 Ratings
1% below category average
TunnelBear
-
Ratings
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Kill Switch9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Platform Support9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Simultaneous Connections7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Support Services7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(12 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)TunnelBear
Likelihood to Recommend
F5
I think that the platform is well suited to many Remote Access VPN solutions, but I also think there is a lot of room for improvement on the backend. If you are hoping to deploy your APM solution across many different datacenters or colos, it may not be the best choice for the final solution.
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TunnelBear, LLC
I think the best scenario is a business trip where you are forced to connect to open networks without any protection from the administrator, such as in some airports, hotels, cafes, public squares... Thanks to TunnelBear, you can surf the net more safely. To be honest, I wouldn't use it if I had to deal with sensitive personal information or similar scenarios, as VPNs are often not fully transparent with data usage.
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Pros
F5
  • SAML 2.0 identity federation support.
  • Integrates with third-party SSO solutions.
  • Bridging modern authentication and authorization (SAML, OAuth/OIDC) and classic authentication and authorization methods.
  • Policy routing
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TunnelBear, LLC
  • Untraceable connections.
  • Very stable connection to network.
  • Great user interface.
  • Effective support.
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Cons
F5
  • CCU Licenses are limited by device and are not shared between APM devices
  • User sessions are not stored globally, so persistence can be an issue with users all over the world
  • Configuration can get complicated when split up between multiple sites
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TunnelBear, LLC
  • I would like to be able to have total clarity about the use of my data.
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Alternatives Considered
F5
It is open platform so support is not good and than F5 and features visibility as not good as F5. F5 Set up and easy to use to admin console. Also have more feature visibility for load balancing, web server accelerator, application server ddos protection and WAF. F5 more efficient to handle concurrent request.
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TunnelBear, LLC
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Return on Investment
F5
  • This is really a tough question and I believe F5 should look into the price tags of these products which would help the SMB segments to use this product.
  • As for our industry and the kind of business the ROI is a bit high.
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TunnelBear, LLC
  • Great protection of my data.
  • Stay anonymous on public networks.
  • Possibility of knowing tools not available in our country of origin.
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