KEMP Technologies' mission has always been to help customers get the best ROI from their investment in our load balancers.
The following information* is intended to compare the price/performance value of KEMP Virtual Load Balancers compared to F5 Networks BIG-IP VE 200M through VE10G and Citrix Systems Netscaler VPX-10 through VPX 3000 Load Balancers.
Enterprise Strategy Group Lab Report
Compare Load Balancer Pricing
KEMP specified with Enterprise Plus Support Subscription, F5 specified at 'Best' with Premium support, Citrix specified as Platinum – Pricing as of public sources August 2018
|Max Throughput (Gbps)||0.2||3||5||10||0.2||1||3||5||10||0.01||0.2||1||3|
|SSL TPS (2K Keys)||200||4,000||10,000||12,000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||3,400||up to 100||up to 100||up to 100||up to 100|
|Concurrent Conn (at 1GB)||>3M||>3M||>3M||>3M||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||10M||1.2M||1.2M||1.2M||1.2M|
Cloud Platforms Supported
|Amazon Web Services|
Web Application Firewall Features
|Model||Application Firewall Pack||ASM||AppFirewall|
|OWASP Top 10|
|Cross Site Request Forgery (XSRF)|
|Cross Site Scripting|
|Data Loss Prevention|
|Support PCI-DSS requirement - Section 1.2|
|Support PCI-DSS requirement - Section 3.3|
|Support PCI-DSS requirement - Section 3.5|
|Support PCI-DSS requirement - Section 4.1|
|Support PCI-DSS requirement - Section 6.6|
Higher Throughput at a Fraction of the Cost
Below are charts comparing the throughput performance of KEMP Load Balancers to F5 BIG-IP and Citrix NetScaler VPX at three different levels: high, mid and entry level.
High Performance Virtual Load Balancer
Comparing the throughput of High Performance Virtual Load Balancers (5Gb+), the KEMP VLM-10G provides the same throughput as the F5's BIG-IP LTM VE-10G at 2/3 of the cost.
Mid Level Performance Virtual Load Balancer
The KEMP VLM-3000 provides the same throughput as the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE-3G and Citrix NetScaler VPX-3000 at 1/4 of the cost.
Entry Level Performance Virtual Load Balancer
The KEMP VLM provides close to the same throughput as the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE-200 at 1/4 of the cost and Citrix System's NetScaler VPX at more than 1/2 of the cost.
More SSL TPS per Dollar
The KEMP VLM-10G supports more SSL TPS on more hypervisor platforms than the F5 BIG-IP LET VE-10G at nearly 20% of the cost and 93% of the cost when compared to the Citrix NetScaler VPX-3000.
KEMP Application Firewall Pack
KEMP’s Application Firewall Pack (AFP) combines Layer 7 Web Application Firewall (WAF) protection with other application delivery services including intelligent load balancing, Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection and edge security and authentication through the KEMP Edge Security Pack (ESP).
By integrating the world’s most deployed web application firewall engine, ModSecurity - augmented by threat intelligence and research from information security provider Trustwave - KEMP AFP provides real-time threat protection for packaged and custom published applications, exfiltration prevention, mitigation of the OWASP Top Ten common vulnerabilities and support for organizational PCI-DSS compliance requirements.
KEMP AFP is available across all LoadMaster form factors (cloud, virtual, bare metal, dedicated appliance) when licensed with an Enterprise Plus licensing subscription. Contact sales for additional details on subscription and support options.
* The pricing of the products under comparison has been sourced from public data. The performance data for comparison is has been sourced from the company published Specifications as available to general public
Listed prices are USD-based MSRP and subject to change without prior notice. Prices vary by country and exclude local taxes, duties and transportation charges. Please contact your local KEMP office or authorized distributor for further pricing information specific to your country. All LoadMasters must be licensed prior to use in the country where they were purchased and are subject to local licensing and trade regulations.