LoadMaster Load Balancer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

LoadMaster Load Balancer

Load balancers powering an always-on app experience [AX]

4.66/5 (71 reviews)

LoadMaster Load Balancer overview

What is LoadMaster Load Balancer?

The Kemp LoadMaster load balancer is a cloud-based load balancing solution which assists businesses of all sizes with server and application health monitoring. Its key features include performance optimization, caching, compressing, SSL offload, global traffic management and web firewall.

LoadMaster Load Balancer enables application delivery controllers to inspect content, redirect traffic, perform security inspections and implement access controls. The system’s switching functionality directs traffic based on the context of a client request. With the global site load balancer, customers can provide availability, scaling and resilience for applications distributed across multiple locations. Network managers can use LoadMaster for traffic distribution on VMware, Hyper-V and OpenStack powered clouds.

LoadMaster Load Balancer includes a security feature which provides daily updates on threat intelligence and manages authentication for secure application delivery. Its web application firewall provides security capabilities such as edge security, L7 IPS/IDS, DDos mitigation and vulnerability protection. Teams can use the centralized dashboard to monitor capacity and performance in real-time and automate routine tasks such as backups and updates.
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Pricing

Starting from
$1720/year
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Germany

Supported languages

English
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LoadMaster Load Balancer user reviews

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Nathan Emch

Great load balancers for the cost. Watch out for potential sudden steep price changes, though.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Great load balancers for our Microsoft Exchange mail systems at an affordable cost.

Pros
Very flexible and affordable load balancers. They work great, with very little hands-on maintenance required to keep them running smooth.

Cons
Kemp unexpectedly raised the prices on their maintenance plans, and they now cost double what they did a few years ago. This was quite a shock to us since we had not received any sort of warning that their maintenance prices were going to be increased, and they had no flexibility on this price change. We had already budgeted for the maintenance renewal based on a budgetary quote they gave us a few months before the price change, and as a result we had to go severely over budget in order to keep our equipment covered.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Eljakim Schrijvers

Reasonably pricey, but customer support is excellent

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Our high load solutions are very scalable; enabling HTTP/2 was literally checking a single checkbox.

Pros
The KEMP load balancers just work. For our purpose where we have about 25.000 concurrent users working on various web applications, it's a simple and easy solution that makes the entire application much more scalable.

Cons
The KEMP has a built in feature to do caching. I would like to be able to specify exactly which file types I want to specify; KEMP has it the other way around where you can specify certain things NOT to cache. Also, the way to temporarily disable real servers is a bit weird; you can disable a real server, but the system will keep sending existing users to that server, yet it won't show in the statistics how much traffic is going to the server.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christine Nagy

Loadmaster - An economical investment

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

This is an affordable alternative to F5 and some of the more expensive load balancers on the market.

Pros
Kemp's pricing makes this product much more affordable than other options on the markete.

Cons
Lack of some advanced features other competitors have

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Peter Anthony

Great Product for all SLB needs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Great support from pre-sales to Post sales to pro services. Everyone I've interacted with knows their core competencies extremely well.

Pros
Easy to deploy in all situations. Varying license types to accommodate most users.

Cons
It's not terribly intuitive when you come from another competing Vendor.

Response from KEMP


Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Peter! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our support team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ken Wagner

Best value and support that I have seen in a long time!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Took only a few hours to set up and now it just runs and we forget about it!

Pros
The virtual load balancer was inexpensive and very easy to install and create/use but the technical support is excellent! I emailed a setup question in for the free trial load balancer and received a answer within an hour! I was then asked to do a remote session so they could check what I had done so far and also offered the help finish the setup! I elected to finish on my own to learn the software and the support tech would email me asking for updates and if I needed any additional help all the way through the trial and licensing of the complete software! This level of support has not been seen in years, please keep it up!

Cons
So far have not been able to find a single con.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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LoadMaster Load Balancer pricing

Starting from
$1720/year
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

Kemp provides the most flexible pricing options, from subscription, perpetual, metered, pooled, and even a free option.

LoadMaster Load Balancer features

API
Access Control
Alerts / Escalation
Authentication
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Vulnerability Scanning

Activity Dashboard (115 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Audit Trail (62 other apps)
Auditing (84 other apps)
Compliance Management (132 other apps)
Password Management (68 other apps)
Policy Management (82 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (108 other apps)
Risk Alerts (67 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (78 other apps)
Single Sign On (64 other apps)
Third Party Integration (95 other apps)
Two-Factor Authentication (66 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

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Additional information for LoadMaster Load Balancer

Key features of LoadMaster Load Balancer

  • Alerts / Notifications
  • Application Health Monitoring
  • Application Performance Optimization
  • Application Publishing
  • Automatic Configuration
  • Caching
  • Compressing
  • Content Caching
  • Content Matching
  • Content Rewriting
  • Content Routing
  • Context Switching
  • Data Backup
  • Data Compression
  • Data Encryption
  • Data Recovery
  • Firewall
  • Health Monitoring
  • IP Range Tagging
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Load Balancing
  • Predefined Protocols
  • Redundancy Checking
  • Reverse Proxy
  • SSL Offload
  • Schedulers
  • Server Health Monitoring
  • Server Traffic Routing
  • TCP Multiplexing
  • Traffic Management
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Benefits

1) more simplified deployment options
2) more flexible licensing options (perpetual, subscription, metered, pooled, free)
3) more throughput for the money compared to other load balancer/ADCs
4) application templates to get you up and running quickly.
4) world-class direct access to technical support.