F5 Networks BIG IP
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F5 Networks BIG IP DNS improves the performance and availability of your global applications by sending users to the closest or best performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment. It also hyperscales and secures your DNS infrastructure from DDoS attacks and delivers a real—time DNSSEC solution that protects against hijacking attacks. F5 Networks BIG IP SDN DNS hyperscales up to 100 million responses per second (RPS) to manage rapid increases in DNS queries. With a set of features that includes multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, F5 Networks BIG IP DNS handles millions of DNS queries, protects your business from DDoS attacks, and ensures top application performance for users. F5 Networks BIG IP DNS delivers a real—time, signed DNSSEC query response and DNS firewall services for attack protection and mitigates complex threats by blocking access to malicious domains. We live in an online world, but uncontrolled, company—wide web access exposes your network and applications to myriad threats.

F5 Networks BIG IP Link Controller.  Manages links to distribute inbound and outbound traffic with greater efficiency and resiliency. Secure Web Gateway Services, when paired with F5 Networks BIG IP Access Policy Manager (APM), allows you to keep your company connected without putting your network, applications, or data at risk. The F5 Networks BIG IP platform is a smart evolution of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) technology. Solutions built on this platform are load balancers. And they’re full proxies that give visibility into, and the power to control—inspect and encrypt or decrypt all the traffic that passes through your network. F5 Networks BIG IP software runs on F5 Networks BIG IP or VIPRION hardware or as a virtual edition on a client—server. Hardware offers the greatest scalability, while virtual editions offer added deployment flexibility. F5 Networks BIG—IP products provide application services ranging from access and acceleration to security to intelligent traffic management.

F5 Networks BIG IP – Local Traffic Manager

Full proxy means full power. If you can see it, you can manipulate it. Because F5 Networks BIG IP LTM is a full proxy, you can inspect, manage, and report on application traffic entering and exiting your network. From basic load balancing to complex traffic management decisions based on client, server, or application status, F5 Networks BIG IP LTM gives you granular control over app traffic. Intelligent traffic management—emphasis on intelligent. F5 Networks BIG IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) gives you a depth of understanding about your network’s application traffic and control over how it’s handled. It transforms the chaotic volume of network traffic into logically assembled streams of data, and then makes intelligent traffic management decisions, selecting the right destination based on server performance, security, and availability. Operational efficiency is provided. F5 Networks BIG IP DNS can optimize the speed and reliability of your applications via both network and application layers.

F5 Networks TMOS And BIG IP DNS

Underlying all F5 Networks BIG IP hardware and software is F5 Networks proprietary operating system, F5 Networks TMOS, which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. With its application control plane architecture, F5 Networks TMOS gives you control over the acceleration, security, and availability services your applications require. Applications can cue F5 Networks TMOS based devices to control traffic flow and maximize performance using the iControl API. You gain granular control over traffic going through F5 Networks devices using iRules, F5 Networks scripting language. iApps templates let you deploy and manage network services for specific applications. That translates into higher productivity, server consolidation, faster responses, and protected DNS management. F5 Networks BIG IP DNS dramatically improves page load times and the user experience. Directs users to the best—performing data center to optimize app performance.

F5 Networks BIG IP

More applications, evolving security threats, demands for faster deployment, and an explosion of new devices are all pushing traditional IT models to their limits. SDN is about making the network more flexible and responsive so that organizations are better positioned to respond to these challenges. F5 Networks understands applications. F5 Networks has been helping businesses gracefully navigate application delivery challenges since day one and remain perfectly positioned to deliver the software—defined application services required to ensure seamless user experiences.

Much of the promise of SDN revolves around simplified orchestration and management. To get there, SDN vendors need to be tightly integrated and aligned around common standards. As the bridge between applications and the underlying network routers and switches, F5 Networks works with leading network and SDN providers to ensure the seamless integration our customers require. F5 Networks is also a key participant in OpenStack as well as virtual desktop and other initiatives that are converging around SDN. F5 Networks is working closely with all of the key players to mitigate the risks and increase the value of SDN for F5 Networks customers.

Users expect apps to be fast, secure, and always available. Anything less is unacceptable. If you’re lucky, you’ll be one of few to hear about it. Enter F5 Networks BIG—IP DNS. Think of it as app insurance. F5 Networks BIG—IP DNS improves the performance and availability of your global applications by sending users to the closest or best—performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment. It also hyperscales and secures your DNS infrastructure from DDoS attacks and delivers a real—time DNSSEC solution that protects against hijacking attacks. BIG—IP DNS hyperscales up to 100 million responses per second (RPS) to manage rapid increases in DNS queries.

With a set of features that includes multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, BIG—IP DNS handles millions of DNS queries, protects your business from DDoS attacks, and ensures top application performance for users. BIG—IP DNS delivers a real—time, signed DNSSEC query response and DNS firewall services for attack protection and mitigates complex threats by blocking access to malicious domains. BIG-IP DNS services integrate with DNS zone management solutions, increase DNS performance at the network edge, and mask the DNS back—end infrastructure. That translates into higher productivity, server consolidation, faster responses, and protected DNS management.

Cisco and F5 are working together to help organizations simplify and automate their networks. Benefits of this collaboration include improved time to market for both applications and services, reduced reaction time to planned and unplanned circumstances, and avoiding the risks inherent in managing numerous point solutions. Early software—defined networking (SDN) architectures promised to eliminate the business impact associated with human latency. It didn’t deliver on that promise. It focused on connectivity services, and provided only basic networking functions across low—level devices—leaving critical application services out of the picture.

The problem of manually configuring devices and services for every application, and the significant amount of time that takes both network and operations teams, remained unsolved. Using an application—centric, policy—driven approach, F5 and Cisco enable organizations to improve time to market for new applications and services, reduce reaction time to both planned and unplanned circumstances, and avoid the risks associated with managing numerous point solutions individually.

Underlying all F5 Networks BIG—IP hardware and software is F5 Networks’ proprietary operating system, TMOS, which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. With its application control plane architecture, TMOS gives you control over the acceleration, security, and availability services your applications require. TMOS establishes a virtual, unified pool of highly scalable, resilient, and reusable services that can dynamically adapt to the changing conditions in data centers and virtual and cloud infrastructures. Identity and access—manage identity and access policies from a single point of control, and federate them across environments.

SaaS subscribers have an alternative to adopting and managing the siloed IAM solutions of their SaaS providers. Instead, organizations can implement IAM federation, establishing a trust relationship between the SaaS provider’s service and subscriber—owned and subscriber—managed IAM technology. For such a solution to be a reality, however, it must be achieved without adding architectural or management complexity and without the need to disruptively integrate technologies by building and maintaining a new network between those of the provider and the subscriber.

Over 70 percent of today’s Internet traffic is encrypted and analysts predict it will continue to rise. This growth is creating a dangerous blind spot because many traditional, network—focused security appliances can’t effectively decrypt traffic. And hackers readily exploit this blind spot to hide malware and other threats. By fortifying security strategies with solutions and services focused specifically on the application, you can better secure access to applications and protect the ones that expose sensitive data, no matter where they live.

Look for solutions centered on access, protection, and visibility into encrypted traffic. And, above all, make sure those solutions are built on an intrinsic understanding of applications. F5 Networks secures applications and the data behind them—because that’s where today’s attacks happen. With decades devoted to connecting users and applications, our solutions provide unparalleled visibility into hidden threats and offer the controls needed to manage access and reduce the risks of app attacks. F5 Networks solutions support security for any infrastructure, from data centers to the cloud.

VMware and F5 Networks are integrating their management solutions to solve the problem of rigid networks that inhibit business progress. Learn how they’re creating a more agile, more programmatic, and more automated network. Existing network architectures are too complex and brittle to withstand the demands being placed upon them. This severely limits the speed of innovation while increasing management costs. Change is required to deploy new applications and services more efficiently, eliminate downtime due to unforeseen increases in workloads, and recover more quickly from disaster.

A Software—Defined Data Center (SDDC) architectural approach meets today’s business expectations, helps organizations transform data center economics, and increases application deployment agility. The joint F5 Networks and VMware solution derives from a symbiosis across all elements of data center networking and application delivery architecture, increasing the velocity of your business.