F5 Networks

F5, Inc specializes in application security, multi-cloud management, online fraud prevention, application delivery networking (ADN) & performance.


ZEVENET® began its public release in October 2010, and we have not stopped refining security, scalability, and high availability technology ever since.

Strengths & Weaknesses: F5 Networks & ZEVENET

See how ZEVENET and F5 Networks compare across some of the most critical ADC capabilities.

F5 Network’s Strengths

Has a solid and long-standing understanding of the ADC market and has the capability to address complex application environments.
Possesses a broad product profile and has strongest brand awareness in the market.
Provides multiple security, remote access, performance and application delivery capabilities.
F5´s Silverine cloud-based services provide ADC functionality for on-premises and cloud-resident applications.

ZEVENET’s Strengths

Disruptive vision with a stable growth as challengers in the ADC market, with an agile team and engaged community.
Innovation driven with Open Source technology with no vendor lock-in and broad platforms integration (hardware, virtual, bare metal and cloud).
Very high cost-effective solutions without limitation products and services, suitable for both midsize organizations and large enterprises.
Investment in R&D to deliver a technology driven by easiness, performance and security.
Is a complete ADC (Application Delivery Controller) that could manage all kinds of network protocols (UDP, TCP, HTTP/S, SCTP, SIP, T/FTP, …) but also with a combination of all of them simultaneously and multiport capabilities; and it’s not oriented to licensed features.
Its operating system is fully optimized for networking so it is capable to move in layer 7 more than 140 thousand concurrent users and in layer 4 more than 10 million concurrent users with only 2 dedicated cores.
Ability to create configuration backups, easy cluster configuration, automatic replication from one node to another and stateful cluster with real time sessions replications that permits a failover between nodes without losing any connection.
Provides an integrated IPDS security system with real time black hole lists, DoS protection, black/white listing and protection of the most common network attacks.
Provides a very UX graphic interface for both operators and network engineers in Angular 2 technology.
Automation capabilities thanks to it’s fully programmable REST+JSON API.

F5 Network’s Weaknesses

Is the most expensive ADC on the market.
Has not adequately addressed the requirements associated with experimental or not well defined initiatives.
Gartners clients and survey results confirm that the complexity of managing F5 ADC functions is a primary concern.
Relies heavily on selling redundant ADC pairs which drives up the customer’s costs of ownership.

ZEVENET’s Weaknesses

Young brand as an open source company and yet to develop a big influence than other more established vendors.
Needs to develop a broader partnership network.

*Summarised from the latest Gartner ADC report.


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