F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is a robust and solid solution
January 10, 2020

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is a robust and solid solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with F5 Advanced Firewall Manager

The F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is being used across our entire organization allowing us to manage the toll for all employees with one team and one contact point. It also ensures all divisions have the same security which is key as we reorganize and restructure. All groups can expect the same functionality.

Pros

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.

Cons

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.

Do you think F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)'s feature set?

Yes

Did F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) again?

Yes

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
7
Visualization Tools
8
Content Inspection
9
Policy-based Controls
9
Active Directory and LDAP
10
Firewall Management Console
10
Reporting and Logging
9
VPN
10
High Availability
9
Stateful Inspection
8
Proxy Server
10

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