Compare F5 and Edgenexus load balancer

F5 have very capable load balancers and Application Delivery controllers

So do we, and its not just because we are better value 😉

Whilst Edgenexus and F5 big IP have comparable features, the implementation and design is very different.
However, these are the 3 key differences:

1. Usability - Its easy to use!

  • We focus on making our products easy to use.
  • There is no point In having features that are so complicated that they are never used in production.
  • Unlike F5, an average user can configure Edgenexus easily, quickly and intuitively without needing any formal training.

2. Future proofing - ADP platform

  • Nobody can predict the future, and 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected.
  • We have an integrated App store that allows you to build and deploy new applications and functionality In a fast and agile way, thus providing a platform to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.
  • Would you buy a computer that can only run a single application or a mobile phone without an app store?

3. Cost

  • The market has moved on since F5's heyday. Even large enterprises are under increasing pressure to deliver better value to the business without sacrificing features or performance.

  • We are typically able to save clients 35%-65% of the price of a comparable f5 solution. This is because we are a next generation platform and don't have to support legacy telco technology.

See how we stack up feature by feature

Feature F5 LTM Edgenexus ADC Notes
Application Traffic Management
Application Health Monitoring
Intelligent Load Balancing
Application Connection State Management
Denial-Of-Service (DoS) Protection WAF Add-On for Layer 7
Full Proxy Reverse Proxy & DSR
IP/Port Filtering
Key Management & Failover Handling
VLAN Segmentation
TCP/IP Optimisation
Application Protocol Support
IPv6 Gateway
Application Delivery Optimisation
RAM Cache & Compression
SSL Offload
Secure Application Delivery
SSL Visibility (Inbound/Outbound)
SSL/TLS Encryption Offload
Application Visibility & Monitoring
Performance Dashboard
High-Speed Logging
Programmable Infrastructure
iRules & iRules LX for Data Plane Programmability flightPATH
iApps for App-level Config Management and Deployment jetPACK
All Active Application Clustering With GSLB Add-On
On Demand Scaling Upgrade and Migrate your Support on Virtual Appliances. Full Performance via Hardware Appliances.
Multi-Tenancy Partitions & Route Domains Via Native Docker Containers
Customised Traffic Steering flightPATH
App Health Monitoring F5 use GTM. GSLB.
IP Geolocation
Auto Failover
DNS Caching & Resolving
DNS server
DNS server
IPv4/IPv6 Support
App Store integration
Run native docker apps
Write custom apps using the Forge

Why Choose Edgenexus ADC?

Intuitive GUI, auto-config and superb user experience in a scalable, cost-effective package. Edgenexus load balancers make complex technology simple.

Our Customers

You’ll Be In Good Company


Overall (4.9/5)

Ease of Use (5/5)

Customer Service (4.9/5)


“Edgenexus is simple to use, extremely scalable and comes at the right price point, all of which make it a great fit for us.” 


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Commercially speaking, deploying Edgenexus ADC appliances in comparison to f5 saves us between 30k and 40k per year.

Just in case you were thinking

A: We have a 1 click migration tool to move f5 config over to the Edge platform so its painless and easy. (and mistake free!)

A: I-rules is cool – So is our traffic management solution flightpath, and of course it’s very easy to use. Check out this blog to see how its can compare

A: Don’t worry we partner with HPE and can offer 4h on site replacement for our hardware.

A: Yep – Click on the link below

A: We are on Azure, AWS, Google and we were one of the first on the VMware Cloud. We mitigate the cost and risks of cloud migration, and provide the intelligence to allow you to right size your cloud architecture. You can even transfer licences from our hardware or virtual appliances at no extra cost.

A: We’ve been around for 16 years and have thousands of customers that range from start-ups to mid-market, through to Global Enterprises and Public Sector organisations (e.g. Sony, Boeing, BA, NHS Trusts, Government and National Critical Infrastructure).