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Alternatives to F5

NGINX, HAProxy, AWS Key Management Service, Azure Key Vault, and OneTrust are the most popular alternatives and competitors to F5.
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What is F5 and what are its top alternatives?

It powers apps from development through their entire life cycle, so our customers can deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences.
F5 is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to F5

  • NGINX
    NGINX

    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018. ...

  • HAProxy
    HAProxy

    HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. ...

  • AWS Key Management Service
    AWS Key Management Service

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs. ...

  • Azure Key Vault
    Azure Key Vault

    Secure key management is essential to protect data in the cloud. Use Azure Key Vault to encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords that use keys stored in hardware security modules (HSMs). For more assurance, import or generate keys in HSMs, and Microsoft processes your keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs (hardware and firmware). With Key Vault, Microsoft doesn’t see or extract your keys. Monitor and audit your key use with Azure logging—pipe logs into Azure HDInsight or your security information and event management (SIEM) solution for more analysis and threat detection. ...

  • OneTrust
    OneTrust

    A platform to help organizations be more trusted, and operationalize privacy, security, data governance, and compliance programs. ...

  • AWS CloudHSM
    AWS CloudHSM

    The AWS CloudHSM service allows you to protect your encryption keys within HSMs designed and validated to government standards for secure key management. You can securely generate, store, and manage the cryptographic keys used for data encryption such that they are accessible only by you. AWS CloudHSM helps you comply with strict key management requirements without sacrificing application performance. ...

  • IBM QRadar
    IBM QRadar

    It is an enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) product. It includes out-of-the-box analytics, correlation rules and dashboards to help customers address their most pressing security use cases — without requiring significant customization effort. ...

  • Acra
    Acra

    It provides data protection in distributed applications, web and mobile apps with PostgreSQL, MySQL, KV backends through selective encryption. ...

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    Open source
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    Load balancer
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    Scalability
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    Free
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    Web server
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    Simplicity
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    Easy setup
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    Content caching
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    Web Accelerator
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    Capability
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    Fast
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    High-latency
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    Predictability
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    Reverse Proxy
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    Supports http/2
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    The best of them
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    Enterprise version
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    Lots of Modules
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    Great Community
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    Reversy Proxy
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    High perfomance proxy server
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    Streaming media
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    Embedded Lua scripting
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    Streaming media delivery
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    Lightweight
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    saltstack
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    Fast and easy to set up
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    Slim
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    Narrow focus. Easy to configure. Fast
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Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

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HAProxy

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    High performance
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    Very fast
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    Proxying for tcp and http
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    SSL termination
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    Open source
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    Reliable
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    Free
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    Well-Documented
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    Very popular
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    Runs health checks on backends
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    Suited for very high traffic web sites
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    Scalable
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    Ready to Docker
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    Powers many world's most visited sites
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    Work with NTLM
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    Ssl offloading
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    Becomes your single point of failure

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We're using Git through GitHub for public repositories and GitLab for our private repositories due to its easy to use features. Docker and Kubernetes are a must have for our highly scalable infrastructure complimented by HAProxy with Varnish in front of it. We are using a lot of npm and Visual Studio Code in our development sessions.

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AWS Key Management Service

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Easily create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data
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    Integrated with AWS CloudTrail
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    Azure Key Vault

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        OneTrust

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            AWS CloudHSM

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            Dedicated Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud
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                IBM QRadar

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                    Acra

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