2020 Networking Leaders: Hardware Application Delivery Controllers
A network device that helps web server performance by performing tasks such as: compression, cache, connection multiplexing, application layer security, SSL offload, and content switching; combined with basic server load balancing. ADCs are usually placed between the firewall/router and the web farm.
IT Pros continued to vote F5 the Market, Performance, Reliability, Innovation and Service & Support leader for Hardware Application Delivery Controllers for the second year in a row. Citrix, runner-up for Market, just barely managed to snag the title for Price leader. Barracuda Networks settled for third for Market.
Market Leader: F5
Price Leader: Citrix
Performance Leader: F5
Reliability Leader: F5
Innovation Leader: F5
Service & Support Leader: F5