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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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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Evren BOZTEPE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The best and most familiar aspect of the product is the Load Balancing mechanism. This feature is really successful.
  • We can divide the traffic coming to the servers according to the policy we have determined and analyze this traffic easily.
  • Another good feature of the product is that it has a convenient and simple user interface compared to competing products.
  • I think that improvements should be made in terms of licensing and the price of the product.
July 30, 2021

F5 BIG-IP Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Simple user interface
  • Less on resource consumption
  • Easily connect to different locations within corporate network
  • Always on and automatic user auth via certiticates
  • Internet speed not the best on VPN
  • Cleaner user interface (modern UI components especially in Windows )
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Load Balancing, this is what they were designed for
  • interface NAT, they can handle multiple interfaces from firewall to switches
  • traffic management, we could segment traffic and watch/analyze traffic for issues
  • The appliance had power supply problems, replaced 2 over the 5 years, $3000 each
  • The appliance as a hardware device had no support 2 years after we bought them, moved to virtual
  • Requires F5 knowledge, their terminology and way of doing things needs training
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
  • The always-on client is not 100% functional. Sometimes it won't connect.
  • It crashes fairly often, then the user has to restart the application and reconnect.
  • The speed sometimes is not great.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • It is an extremely mature and stable platform with more available features than most users will require.
  • It is extremely flexible with features such as iRules that allow customization and programming.
  • You can't change objects' names or nodes' IP addresses.
  • If there are pending changes there is no way to see what they are.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • It just works.
  • Includes options to auto connect if you use it daily or manually connect/disconnect as needed.
  • Occasionally, it fails to connect and gives me very little feedback to help me correct the problem.
  • The interface is simple, but a bit dated.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Load balancing
  • Health checks
  • SSL termination
  • SNAT
  • URI & Payload Rewrites
  • Pricing - Aside from there being other cheaper alternatives out there I can’t really think of anything negative to say, we migrated to them about 4 years ago and we’ve been very happy since. Even considering the price I’d say it’s worth it.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • We like the fact that in F5 we can create and assign custom "Access Profiles" to any "Virtual Server" we have so different applications can use different access profiles.
  • Another strength F5 BIG-IP has is its ability to run a report on the "Access Policy" to get information on all the sessions in real time.
  • Setting up SSO (Single Sign-On) via the use of F5 is another great feature since configuring it is quite easily done.
  • We dislike that the development/test licensing expires after about 3 months and then it needs to be renewed.
  • The process of applying SSL certificates after they have expired could be improved; trying to update them can be problematic after they expire.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Local Traffic Manager (LTM), the base on-box functionality, is ridiculously robust and allows securing and accelerating applications VERY easily.
  • Application Firewall Manager (AFM) and Application Security Manager (ASM) help protect against DDoS attacks, known and 0-day security vulnerabilities, and help meet compliance (PCI, etc) goals.
  • IP Intelligence (a subscription product) allows for management/blocking of IP addresses by broad category such as disallowing any cloud services (Azure, AWS, Google Compute) from using your application.
  • Ultra-premium customer support - F5's response time and commitment to resolution is top-notch.
  • In my experience, the only meaningful negative to F5's product line is the price: they're selling you the Cadillac of application delivery, they know it, and the price reflects that.