Review - F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Updated July 19, 2022

Review - F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Mubeen Akhtar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is a standard solution to manage access across the network. It has novel features that enable organizations like us control access for applications and all this with high performance. Of course, the cost is something that is worth arguing about otherwise, F5 Big-IP is an excellent access control solution.
  • Application access management
  • Ease of administration for the administrator
  • Wide variety of scope coverage including on-premises, cloud, data center etc.
  • Cloud service management and control can certainly get better
  • Solution is expensive
  • While the customer support is good, there is room for forum discussions that have a good turn-around time for queries.
  • Application Control
  • Network Access Control
  • SSL VPN
  • Great VPN Solution during Covid
  • Excellent for remote access related service control and management
  • Reasonable ROI, since it is slightly expensive
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is good compared to other solutions listed above due to various reasons and the foremost among them would be vendor popularity. From an administration perspective, it helps when you have products from same vendor performing well and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) along with LTM and ASM checks that tick-box. The skill-set requirements are also taken care of as we do not have to hire an additional resource to manage other Access Control Solution separately.

Do you think F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)'s feature set?

Yes

Did F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) again?

Yes

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is excellent access and network control solution, especially when you have the ASM and LTM components since it becomes a part of the larger eco-system. This proves beneficial from skill-set procurement, maintaining the infrastructure and administration as well. The down-sides would be extending these capabilities for in-cloud services and also the fact that the solution is slightly expensive.