F5 BIG-IP vs. NordVPN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BIG-IP
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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
NordVPN
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
NordVPN by Nord Security is a virtual private network (VPN) solution for individuals or small businesses with a limited number of devices. With 5100 servers across the globe, NordVPN aims to bring users both security and speed.
$11.95
per month
Pricing
F5 BIG-IPNordVPN
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BIG-IPNordVPN
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrice includes VPN for up to 6 devices per account. Price is discounted for annual or bi-annual subscriptions. The subscription comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. NordVPN offers discounts for students.
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Features
F5 BIG-IPNordVPN
Virtual Private Network
Comparison of Virtual Private Network features of Product A and Product B
F5 BIG-IP
7.9
21 Ratings
13% below category average
NordVPN
-
Ratings
AES 256-bit Encryption8.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Kill Switch7.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Platform Support7.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Split Tunneling7.412 Ratings00 Ratings
IP Address Masking8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
No-Logs Policy8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Locations8.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Wi-Fi Protection6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Simultaneous Connections8.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Support Services8.717 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
F5 BIG-IPNordVPN
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(129 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
F5 BIG-IPNordVPN
Likelihood to Recommend
F5
The scale, performance, and configuration for various scenarios have already been mentioned. The versatility, reliability, etc., are dependable and well-known. Being the industry leader, it is almost a standard, and no one can get fired for recommending F5 compared to some of the new offerings, which are not battle-tested.
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Nord Security
NordVPN is easier to use and deploy in your system and this work for all devices and operating system.
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Pros
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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Nord Security
  • Maintain your privacy even in connection failures
  • Good upload and download speed in most locations
  • Very intuitive and easy to use
  • Very simple and fast installation
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Cons
F5
  • I think the policy configuration that had some improvements on the ASM word things, improvements may be on the signatures that would be good because it's a little bit confusing on the ASL, how they are updated and deployed, and this staging. So that's something that could be.
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Nord Security
  • Sometimes connecting to a server takes a very long time.
  • Occasionally, I get slow speed. need to make this better.
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Likelihood to Renew
F5
Only way to to this type of tasks
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Nord Security
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Usability
F5
Great customization and easy to use help reference menus
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Nord Security
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Support Rating
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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Nord Security
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Implementation Rating
F5
implementation is fine
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Nord Security
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Alternatives Considered
F5
So the cloud versions, and admittedly we did not do the Imperva on-prem solution. We only went with cloud. There's a lot of idiosyncrasies, like you can't use real IP addresses, you must snap. And that caused us problems with DNS and DNS routing. So we had to turn on some features with F5 that did remediate the issue, like using the one connect profiles, but that did cause some other problems identifying traffic and we had to make some eye roll changes to use the exported four headers.
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Nord Security
ExpressVPN provides more country options in their VPN otherwise NordVPN is great overall all other expectations. NordVPN is much faster and more secured than ExpressVPN and it's easy to deploy and install.
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Return on Investment
F5
  • F5 BIG-IP has a highly positive impact on the customers. The main impact is on the security of the web applications.
  • F5 BIG-IP provides an easy and safe way to connect employees to assets and applications that reside in an on-premises environment.
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Nord Security
  • Better SEO content quality
  • Zero DDoS attacks
  • It is very economical, the investment is recovered instantly
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