Comparison of the KEMP LoadMaster with F5 Big-IP LTM and Citrix Netscaler MPX Hardware Load Balancers and ADCs

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 Load Balancers compared to F5 Networks BIG-IP LTM-2000 through LTM-4200v and Citrix Systems Netscaler MPX-11520 through MPX 8005 Load Balancers.

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F5 - Big IP, Citrix Netscaler
Vendor
Model
USD (MSRP)
Hardware Warranty
Software Warranty
KEMP F5 Networks Citrix
LM-X3 LM-5600 LM-X15 LM-8000 LM-8020 LM-8020M F5 LTM-2000S F5 LTM-2200S F5 LTM-i2600 F5 LTM-i2800 F5 LTM-4000S F5 LTM-4200V F5 LTM-i4600 F5 LTM-i4800 F5 LTM 5000S F5 LTM 5200V F5 LTM-i5600 F5 LTM-i5800 F5 LTM 5250V-F F5-BIG-BT-i7800 F5 LTM 7000S F5 LTM 7200V-F F5 LTM 10000S F5 LTM 10200V-F MPX-8005 MPX-8015 MPX-11515 MPX-11520 MPX-11530
$4,000 $18,000 $9,800 $30,000 $40,000 $60,000 $17,300 $27,900 $17,900 $27,900 $29,900 $41,900 $29,900 $41,900 $47,900 $61,900 $49,900 $63,900 $76,900 $144,900 $55,900 $94,900 $79,900 $119,900 $25,000 $48,000 $55,000 $60,000 $70,000
1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 1 Year 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days

Performance Metrics

Vendor
Model
Max Throughput (Gbps)
SSL TPS (2K Keys)
Concurrent Conn (at 1GB)
KEMP F5 Networks Citrix
LM-X3 LM-5600 LM-X15 LM-8000 LM-8020 LM-8020M F5 LTM-2000S F5 LTM-2200S F5 LTM-i2600 F5 LTM-i2800 F5 LTM-4000S F5 LTM-4200V F5 LTM-i4600 F5 LTM-i4800 F5 LTM 5000S F5 LTM 5200V F5 LTM-i5600 F5 LTM-i5800 F5 LTM 5250V-F F5-BIG-BT-i7800 F5 LTM 7000S F5 LTM 7200V-F F5 LTM 10000S F5 LTM 10200V-F MPX-8005 MPX-8015 MPX-11515 MPX-11520 MPX-11530
3.4 11.2 15 21 31.4 31.4 5 5 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 40 40 30 80 40 40 80 80 Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published
1,700 10,000 12,000 16,000 30,000 30,000 4,000 4,000 2500 4300 9,000 9,000 10000 20000 10,000 21,000 20000 35000 21000 40000 15,000 60000 21,000 42000 6500 11000 25000 25000 30000
8.6M 26.5M 35M 75M 75M 300M 5M 5M 14M 14M 10M 10M 28M 28M 24M 24M 40M 40M 24M 80M 24M 24M 36M 36M Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published

Key Features - Security

Vendor
Model
FIPS 140-2 Level 1
TMG Replacement [Pre-auth, SSO, Logging (ESP)]
External HSM Support
IPSec VPN
IPS
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Engine
KEMP F5 Networks Citrix
LM-X3 LM-5600 LM-X15 LM-8000 LM-8020 LM-8020M F5 LTM-2000S F5 LTM-2200S F5 LTM-i2600 F5 LTM-i2800 F5 LTM-4000S F5 LTM-4200V F5 LTM-i4600 F5 LTM-i4800 F5 LTM 5000S F5 LTM 5200V F5 LTM-i5600 F5 LTM-i5800 F5 LTM 5250V-F F5-BIG-BT-i7800 F5 LTM 7000S F5 LTM 7200V-F F5 LTM 10000S F5 LTM 10200V-F MPX-8005 MPX-8015 MPX-11515 MPX-11520 MPX-11530
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Key Features - Performance and Availability

Vendor
Model
Full HTTP/2 Stack
Caching
HTTP Compression
GEO (Global Traffic Management)
API Support
SDN Adaptive
KEMP F5 Networks Citrix
LM-X3 LM-5600 LM-X15 LM-8000 LM-8020 LM-8020M F5 LTM-2000S F5 LTM-2200S F5 LTM-i2600 F5 LTM-i2800 F5 LTM-4000S F5 LTM-4200V F5 LTM-i4600 F5 LTM-i4800 F5 LTM 5000S F5 LTM 5200V F5 LTM-i5600 F5 LTM-i5800 F5 LTM 5250V-F F5-BIG-BT-i7800 F5 LTM 7000S F5 LTM 7200V-F F5 LTM 10000S F5 LTM 10200V-F MPX-8005 MPX-8015 MPX-11515 MPX-11520 MPX-11530
                                                         
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Hardware

Vendor
Model
Number of Power Supplies
Redundant Power Supply
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
10G Fiber Ports (SFP+)
Rack Height
Standard Memory
KEMP F5 Networks Citrix
LM-X3 LM-5600 LM-X15 LM-8000 LM-8020 LM-8020M F5 LTM-2000S F5 LTM-2200S F5 LTM-i2600 F5 LTM-i2800 F5 LTM-4000S F5 LTM-4200V F5 LTM-i4600 F5 LTM-i4800 F5 LTM 5000S F5 LTM 5200V F5 LTM-i5600 F5 LTM-i5800 F5 LTM 5250V-F F5-BIG-BT-i7800 F5 LTM 7000S F5 LTM 7200V-F F5 LTM 10000S F5 LTM 10200V-F MPX-8005 MPX-8015 MPX-11515 MPX-11520 MPX-11530
1 2 2 2 2 2 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2 2 2 2 2 2
                                                         
8 4 16 0 0 0 8 8 4 SFP 4 SFP 8 8 4 4 4 4 1/0 1/0 4 0 4 4 0 0 6 6 4 4 4
0 2 4 6 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 12 8 8 16 16 6 6 8 8 8
1U 1U 1U 2U 2U 2U 1U 1U 1U 1U 1U 1U 1U 1U 2U 2U 1U 1U 2U 1U 2U 2U 3U 3U 1U 1U 2U 2U 2U
8GB 32GB 32GB 64GB 64GB 256GB 8GB 8GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 32GB 48GB 48GB 32GB 96GB 32GB 32GB 48GB 48GB 32GB 32GB 48GB 48GB 48GB

Web Application Firewall Features

Vendor   KEMP   F5 Networks   Citrix 
Model Application Firewall Pack ASM AppFirewall
OWASP Top 10      
Cookie Tampering      
Cross Site Request Forgery (XSRF)      
Cross Site Scripting      
Data Loss Prevention      
SQL Injection      
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      

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.