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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…

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GUI Interface: Users have expressed dissatisfaction with the outdated and unfriendly GUI interface. They believe that modernizing the …
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BIG-IP Review

8 out of 10
May 20, 2024
Incentivized
It's basically for secure access to the cloud and to the internet. And so yeah, that's the use case.
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F5 Review

6 out of 10
May 08, 2024
Incentivized
From load balancing to securing applications the F5 is able to achieve these goals. It also has been highly customizable to fit whatever …
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Ali's one

8 out of 10
May 08, 2024
Incentivized
we use it as a load balancer and GSLB for our external and internal workload. It's working well especially with our active-active cluster …
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F5 BIG-IP is the Best

10 out of 10
March 22, 2024
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We are using F5 BIG-IP for applications , load balancers to distribute our load and application data. this tools help us to efficiently …
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Review of F5 BIG-IP

8 out of 10
March 22, 2024
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It is used for load balancing. Balancing across multiple servers or data centers to ensure optimal distribution of incoming traffic. This …
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Popular Features

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  • Customer Support Services (17)
    8.7
    87%
  • AES 256-bit Encryption (16)
    8.4
    84%
  • Simultaneous Connections (18)
    8.4
    84%
  • Multiple Server Locations (16)
    8.2
    82%

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Video Reviews

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Senior Level Engineer Drops Their Thoughts | F5 BIG-IP Review
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Manager of Security Engineering and Architecture Delivers His Verdict | F5 BIG-IP Review
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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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  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

Cisco ACE to F5 BIG-IP Migration and Heartbleed Mitigation

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F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway Performance Demo

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F5 BIG-IP LTM Command Line Demo

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BIG-IP AWAF Demo 02 - Block Common Web App Vulnerabilities with F5 BIG-IP Adv WAF (formerly ASM)

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BIG-IP AWAF Demo 01 - Create Simple App Security Policies with F5 BIG-IP Adv WAF (formerly ASM)

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Features

Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private Network features aim to create a more secure and private network connection.

7.9
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Product Details

What is BIG-IP?

BIG-IP software products are licensed modules that run on top of F5's Traffic Management Operation System® (TMOS). This custom operating system is an event driven operating system designed specifically to inspect network and application traffic and make real-time decisions based on the configurations provided. The BIG-IP software can run on hardware or can run in virtualized environments. Virtualized systems provide BIG-IP software functionality where hardware implementations are unavailable, including public clouds and various managed infrastructures where rack space is a critical commodity.

BIG-IP Primary Software Modules
  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) - Central to F5's full traffic proxy functionality, LTM provides the platform for creating virtual servers, performance, service, protocol, authentication, and security profiles to define and shape application traffic. Most other modules in the BIG-IP family use LTM as a foundation for enhanced services.
  • BIG-IP DNS - Formerly Global Traffic Manager, BIG-IP DNS provides similar security and load balancing features that LTM offers but at a global/multi-site scale. BIG-IP DNS offers services to distribute and secure DNS traffic advertising application namespaces.
  • BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) - Provides federation, SSO, application access policies, and secure web tunneling. Allows granular access to various applications, virtualized desktop environments, or just go full VPN tunnel.
  • Secure Web Gateway Services (SWG) - Paired with APM, SWG enables access policy control for internet usage. It can allow, block, verify and log traffic with APM's access policies allowing flexibility around an organization's acceptable internet and public web application use.
  • BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) - This is F5's web application firewall (WAF) solution. Traditional firewalls and layer 3 protection don't understand the complexities of many web applications. ASM allows users to tailor acceptable and expected application behavior on a per application basis . Zero day, DoS, and click fraud all rely on traditional security device's inability to protect unique application needs; ASM fills the gap between traditional firewall and tailored granular application protection.
  • BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) - AFM is designed to reduce the hardware and extra hops required when ADC's are paired with traditional firewalls. Operating at L3/L4, AFM helps protect traffic destined for the data center. Paired with ASM, the user can implement protection services at L3 - L7 for a full ADC and Security solution in one box or virtual environment.

BIG-IP Hardware

BIG-IP hardware offers several types of purpose-built custom solutions, all designed in-house at F5. BIG-IP hardware is offered via series releases, each offering improvements for performance and features determined by customer requirements. These may include increased port capacity, traffic throughput, CPU performance, FPGA feature functionality for hardware-based scalability, and virtualization capabilities. There are two primary variations of BIG-IP hardware, single chassis design, or VIPRION modular designs. Each offer unique advantages for internal and collocated infrastructures. Updates in processor architecture, FPGA, and interface performance gains are common so we recommend referring to F5's hardware page for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

NetScaler ADC, Cloudflare, and Akamai are common alternatives for BIG-IP.

Reviewers rate Customer Support Services highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of BIG-IP are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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May 20, 2024

BIG-IP Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Yeah, web access firewall for the cloud deployment. That is one of the major features that we use.
  • Additional functionality, probably more Cs B Control.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Application Delivery.
  • Application Protection.
  • Secure Access.
  • DNS Protection.
  • DDOS Protection.
  • Graphical User Interface needs improvement. BIG-IP interfaces have not changed in years.
  • The upgrade process could be smooth.
  • The fact that some configuration objects can not be edited is a bad aspect.
May 08, 2024

F5 Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Highly reliable platform. Almost zero downtime and very few bug/performance related issues.
  • SSL offloading, any encrypted application is being offloading through our F5. We have also had some success automating this process.
  • i-rules. The use of i rules has enabled us to secure applications using our authentication app. Without it, these application would not be possible.
  • More granular logging on security triggers
  • Ability to whitelist IP from being included from protections
  • Enhanced alerting on traffic being dropped
May 08, 2024

F5 Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Refresh and reload web pages or to start a slide show in power point
  • Delivery, Security, performance and availability of Web applications
  • Prevent online fraud, application delivery Networking.
  • specialization in application security
  • F5 is doing awsome. No suggessions.
March 22, 2024

F5 BIG-IP is the Best

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Load Balancing
  • Easy to setup
  • Reduced downtime
  • Preconfigured templates
  • Realtime incoming traffic including the ip and location
  • Single dashboard for the cluster
March 22, 2024

Review of F5 BIG-IP

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Application Security
  • Centralized Management and Automation
  • Traffic Management and Load Balancing
  • Complex user interface
  • Cloud Native support needed
  • Scalability performance
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Performance with SSL encryption
  • Security Function
  • Stability
  • Scaling
  • Investment & operation price
  • Simple procedures to maintain or upgrade with minimal impact to operation
  • Performance improve when work both LB and WAF with high volume concurrent transactions, latency
March 22, 2024

BIG-IP Information

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Local load balancing
  • Global load balancing
  • Application security Protction
  • Link controller
  • Having a real time connection log
  • Having a more detail log
  • Having a better stability on the virtual appliance especially on the cpu and memory
  • Having a better health monitoring get string checker
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Application security
  • Traffic prioritization and load balancing
  • Application monitoring
  • GUI interface since it looks like a website rather than an interface for managing a device e.g. LTM
  • Search functionality
March 22, 2024

F5 BIG-IP

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Load-balancing web server traffic
  • Offset SSL
  • Secure Webservers
  • Integrate with WAF
  • Integrate with DDoS
  • Integrate with API gateway
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Forward Proxy.
  • Reverse Proxy.
  • SSL Offload.
  • Encrypt/decrypt.
  • Application visibility.
  • Training bundled into large orders by default.
  • In person targeted workshops offered.
  • Online targeted workshops.
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