Read This Before Buying
June 11, 2018

Read This Before Buying

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Radware Alteon

We selected the Radware Alteon to be used by our entire organization as the load balancer and security gateway to our web applications. We had a need to replace our aging infrastructure with something more capable and selected these devices after extensive research and testing.
  • Virtualization
  • The software web application is beyond terrible, in most of the cases the web was broken or did not have similar functionality the command line interface had.
  • The command line interface wasn't a natural looking interface, it was very fumbled and while it ran on Linux, the interface was all menus and sub-menus.
  • When enabling different pools for different web services, when a new pool was activated, the old pool connections were all reset instead of allowing HTTP sessions to naturally expire.
  • While running on these devices, every release caused many interruptions in service and caused thousands of dollars of lost revenue.
We moved away from Alteon to F5 BigIP LTM and just by swapping out the hardware, we saw 40% speed increase in our applications. Everything else is much improved as well, from the web interface to the command line to the API.
These devices caused more problems for our company than benefits, I would never recommend these to colleagues.