2019 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 voted F5 as Market leader for Hardware Application Delivery Controllers dethroning former five-time leader, Citrix. F5 also gained Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation leader; making it a clean sweep for F5. Citrix was named the second place Market Leader, with Barracuda Networks finishing third.
Market Leader: F5
Price Leader: F5
Performance Leader: F5
Reliability Leader: F5
Innovation Leader: F5
Service & Support Leader: F5