Who Uses This Software?

Small, medium and large enterprises with critical or large applications and web services.


Average Ratings

9 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Snapt
  • www.snapt.net
  • Founded 2012
  • South Africa

About Snapt Balancer

Snapt guarantees the performance, reliability and security of your web servers and services. Snapt takes all your traffic and splits it between servers, such as web servers. It monitors them and ensures they are online before sending your users to them. This lets you become fault-tolerant and scale your business beyond a single server. You can rest easy we monitor all your traffic and report any incidents or problems with servers.


Snapt Balancer Features

  • Authentication
  • Automatic Configuration
  • Content Caching
  • Content Routing
  • Data Compression
  • Health Monitoring
  • Predefined Protocols
  • Redundancy Checking
  • Reverse Proxy
  • Schedulers
  • SSL Offload
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

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Couldn't justify price of big name competition

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Took less than 15 mins to install and setup (using VM Appliance installation) to provide add HA protection to our MS Exchange environment. After trialling for 7 days we then started trials on a similar products. Within 3 hours of trialling we were back on Snapt and putting it live in production. Documentation in not an polished as some competitive products but with support being helpful and very responsive (we are talking minutes not hours) then scratching heads and reading documents to work out what to do is really not needed.

Cons: We have been using Snapt for around four months now. The only issue we have found has been with GUI performance slowing down but this was fixes by having the Snapt support guys assist in automatically trimming logs to keep the database to a reasonable size.

Overall: We are using Snapt to provide HA based redundancy across two physical sites. We had attempted to do this previously with a standard Linux/HAProxy solution which gave some peculiar issues and was difficult to configure, maintain and monitor. Snapt takes away all the problems and provides a clean and simple GUI to control and view all aspects.

Vendor Response

by Snapt on September 18, 2018

Thanks Andy, great to hear you are happy! If you do have slowness issues it is typically logs in the DB; we can definitely assist further!

As easy as 1,2,3

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you ever had to setup an Nginx load balancer by hand, you realize how complicated it can get, and with all the tuning parameters available for Nginx it becomes even more difficult to get a stable and day load balancer. Snapt Balancer had removed the complexity and made setting up a production grade load balancer as easy as 1,2,3.

Cons: The documentation are quite modest and could be enhanced.

Overall: Snapt Balancer allowed us to speed up deployment of a complete lead balancing solution in minutes instead of the hours and some times days it took us to configure all of this manually.

Vendor Response

by Snapt on September 19, 2018

Thanks Ahmed, happy to hear you are loving the product!

You are right about documentation, we are actually launching (this quarter) a new online documentation portal. We'll keep you posted!

Very good load balancer coming from Netscaler

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Simplicity of creating loadbalanced front- and backends, especially coming from Citrix Netscaler.

- Powerful HAproxy options can be used with raw config editing.

- NGINX can be used for UDP load balancing and website optimization through Snapt Accelerator.

- Backend checks work very good, no customer downtime because server instances that are not available.

- Slack integration for alerts works very good, we don't need SMS any more.

- We can use iptables/ipset to block blacklisted IP's! This drop a LOT of traffic which are not from our clients.

- Configuration backups are sent by mail automatically after installing the plugin.

Cons: - SNMP checks are not supported and snmpd is not installable(but Slack alerts leverage that)

- Server grouping into dynamic objects would be nice since we now have to disable the same servers in different backends.

Overall: We were changing our datacenters from and to a different geographical location. The deployment of the virtual appliance and configuration were so easy, it made us wonder why the heavy hitters like Netscaler or F5 are so expensive.

Vendor Response

by Snapt on October 01, 2018

Thank you for the feedback! We're happy to hear it's working well for you!

Fast, lots of options, lacking clear docs

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was very inexpensive compared its competitors, especially given the breadth of options/tools available within. It is also very fast and lightweight.

Cons: The documentation was lacking. It assumed preknowledge of the technology and the product. Having some example cases/configs beyond the basics would be most helpful

Overall: So far so good. Customer service was much more responsive before we purchased when after; I don't know if that's a practice or just coincidence. But our problems were addressed/resolved, and our more general questions answered in a reasonable timeframe.

Great features, easy to use

Aug 22, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Very quick and easy to setup.

- Fully featured

- Met all of our immediate needs, that AWS and GCS solutions could not.

- Well Priced

- Eased a lot of the load off of our internal dev team

Cons: - Requires learning curve to use some of the features

Overall: Was recommended this service by a friend and was pleasantly surprised that it suited our all of our immediate requirements.

We decided to move off of our custom HAproxy instance. as it was taking too much "developer" time administering it and keeping it up-to-date.

Great for Management

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Makes managing HAproxy and nginx simple.

Cons: Interface alerts aren't always helpful (applying updates doesn't report on status/progress, just says that an update has been requested. Cost.

Vendor Response

by Snapt on September 18, 2018

Thanks Lauren! We've added a better notification of background patches applying - so it'll let you know while they are running etc. Make sure to update to the latest Framework version to get it!

Great cost-effective replacement for our hw-based load balancers

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to deploy, great reporting set, wizards to help setup common types of lb systems.

Cons: Redundancy is a little confusing to understand.

Overall: We are in the process of migrating systems to our new Snapt instances and the customer support we have received has been fantastic.

Great software

Mar 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Innovative and amazing software, backed by a stellar team. This is the way to go for any load balancing needs

Swift, robust and powerful at a great price point!

Aug 22, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use.

Rich feature set.

Competitive price tag.

Overall: Downloaded the free trial and was soon after contacted by a Snapt representative offering their assistance and an option of a live demo. After the 30-60min tutorial I was ready to begin adding my servers to the Snapt platform. Certainly the best value for money load balancer/WAF/web accelerator I have come across.