Kemp vs F5

This is from a comparison sheet I picked up at Microsoft Exchange Conference this year.

Features/Specs

Kemp LM2600

F5 BIG-IP
LTM 1600

Kemp LM5300

F5 BIG-IP
LTM 3600

F5 BIG-IP
LTM 6900

List Price-Single Unit

$5,800

$15,000

$13,000

$24,000

$45,000

List Price-Redundant (HA) Config

$11,780

$30,000

$26,000

$48,000

$90,000

1st Year Hardware Maintenance and Support

Included

Extra Cost

Included

Extra Cost

Extra Cost

Max Traffic Throughput

1.7Gbps

750Mbps

8.8Gbps

1.5Gbps

6Gbps

Gigabit Ethernet CU Ports

4

4

8

4

16

Gigabit Fiber (SFP) Ports

N/A

2 (Optional)

N/A

2 (Optional)

4 (Included)

10 Gigabit Ports

N/A

N/A

2 (Standard)

N/A

N/A

Included SSL TPS

2,000

500

9,300

500

500

Optional (Extra Cost) SSL TPS

 

5,000

 

10,000

25,000

Processor

Dual Core

Dual Core

1 x Quad Core

Dual Core

2 x Quad Core

Memory (Standard/Optional)

2GB

4GB

8GB

4GB

8GB

System Storage

Solid State CF

Hard Drive

Solid State CF

Hard Drive

2 x Hard Drive

Standard Power Supply

One 200W

One 300W

2 x 200W, Hot Swap

One 300W

2 x 850W

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