BIG-IP

BIG-IP

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Score 8.4 out of 100
F5 BIG-IP

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Recent Reviews

F5 BIG-IP Review

9 out of 10
July 30, 2021
Big-IP is the standard solution for VPN services and web security enablement in our company. It comes with every device provided to …
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F5 BIG-IP load balancer

8 out of 10
May 03, 2021
We use F5 BIG-IP's (we are redundant) as a load balancer, and a IP handler for DMZ space for web servers. the load balancer function …
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Not the best, but still good

6 out of 10
May 04, 2020
For a few months, the company struggled with other VPN clients until we started using the F5 BIG-IP VPN. As any other VPN client, F5 …
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F5 BIG-IP - It just works!

9 out of 10
January 29, 2020
BIG-IP is used to connect to our VPN from remote locations. It's used by the entire organization--although it's only required when those …
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What is BIG-IP?

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…

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What is Elastic Load Balancing?

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Product Details

What is BIG-IP?

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 Acceleration Manager, BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) web application firewall (WAF) and advanced DDoS protection.

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What is BIG-IP?

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 Acceleration Manager, BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) web application firewall (WAF) and advanced DDoS protection.

What is BIG-IP's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.7.

Who uses BIG-IP?

The most common users of BIG-IP are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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July 30, 2021

F5 BIG-IP Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Remote work meant that extra layer of security was needed. Big IP clearly helped the company in an easier transition to working from home.
  • Stable, secure connection to coporate and non coporate websites
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Cost-benefit is a good quality of F5 BIG-IP.
  • Crashes happen, but overall, this is a good client.
  • Having a good slice of employees remote workers makes F5 BIG-IP indispensable for my organization.
December 07, 2019

Great for SSLVPN

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Helped replace an aging ASA-based IPSec VPN solution.
  • Enabled VPN connections from a range of devices, including mobile.
  • The only downside is that troubleshooting is relatively hard for someone with little F5 experience.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Negative: Cost of lab licenses to mimick our production.
  • Positive: less down time for maintenance and outages increased production times
  • Positive: SSL offloading increased server response times.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Load balancing is a requirement in most serious web environments, and this allows us to keep sites up and running in the event of partial server outages.
  • Keeping sites extra secured with the advanced security and routing features is a plus.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Less issues with our load balancers means better availability for our clients and less penalties from our SLAs.
  • Easy for newer network engineers to learn means less time spent training them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • F5 BIG-IP had an overall positive impact on overall business objectives by providing us with better ability to control our network and bandwidth via the use of F5's NLB feature.
  • Another positive impact F5 has is the ability to simplify the use of our applications for our users by making authentication easier via the use of SSO (Single Sign-On).
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Along with some deployment orchestration (thanks, F5 Dev Central!), the F5 platform has allowed for rolling code deployment in our environment, meaning zero production downtime.
  • Using the "Best" license level (along with the features that come with it) checks a LOT of boxes on the PCI Compliance SAQ.
  • We don't panic about zero-day vulnerabilities anymore. F5 has our back.