Value for money
November 23, 2021

Value for money

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

Overall Satisfaction with F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

We use F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] as a load balancer and for SSL offloading. We have created AFM iRules to manage attacks such as DDoS and threat intelligence.
  • Load balancing using pools
  • SSL offloading
  • iRules for threat handling
  • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
  • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
  • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
  • It offers vast options of types to configure load balancing
  • The security plane of this tool is very competitive
  • It is a very useful and one of the top WAFs available in the market
  • When we had to decide on whether to buy different hardware our team were all in support of renewal for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager]
  • F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] requires proper training on tools and clear concepts of packets, headers, and content to create WAF policies
  • Overall, we are satisfied by the ROI provided by our F5 AFM and GTMs
Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.

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F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.

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

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server
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