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

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