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DDoS demands vigilance. Combined or “mixed” DDoS attacks are becoming more difficult to defend against and are often an indicator of more advanced, persistent threats to come. How quickly you can discover and stop these threats is key to ensuring service continuity and limiting damage. Consider application layer attacks. Layer-7 attacks are much more common now. Criminals are increasingly using low-and-slow attacks that target Layer-7 computing power and I/O to disable web application servers. These attacks avoid network-level detection and challenge traditional detection methods. In 2011, you’d see Layer-7 attacks infrequently — maybe in 10 percent of DDoS campaigns. Today, the F5 Networks Security Operations Center (SOC) sees Layer-7 attacks all the time. F5 Networks is your best choice for DDoS defense. F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions provides seamless, flexible, and easy-to-deploy DDoS solutions that enable a fast response, no matter what type of DDoS attack you’re under.

On average, each business suffers at least one DDoS attack per year. Average cost? Upwards of $100,000 per hour. Many attack vectors, one objective. DDoS attacks range from pranksters having fun to targeted acts of retaliation, protest, theft and extortion. Depending on their skills, attackers may use readily available DDoS tools or launch more sophisticated attacks. Ultimately, all DDoS attacks have one objective — to disrupt service availability and have a significant impact on businesses. Suddenly, your applications aren’t available and you can’t do business with customers.There are four main types of attacks, although they’re most often combined with volumetric — flood-based attacks that can be at Layer-3, Layer-3, Layer-4, or Layer-7, asymmetric — invoke timeouts or session-state changes, computational — consume CPU and memory, and vulnerability-based — exploit application software vulnerabilities. F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions mitigate Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The most damaging DDoS attacks mix volumetric attacks with targeted, application-specific attacks.

F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions – DDoS Hybrid Defender

F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions Hybrid Defender integrates on-premises DDoS protection with optional cloud-based scrubbing for fast mitigation. DDoS Hybrid Defender offers comprehensive DDoS threat coverage in a simple, dedicated appliance with native, cloud-based scrubbing services. More sophisticated attacks demand more sophisticated protection. Today’s DDoS attacks are rapidly becoming more severe, more sophisticated, and more complex. Now, an attack will likely blend different attack vectors that are run simultaneously, designed to find the weakest link in your infrastructure — whether it’s your network devices, your applications, or your network bandwidth — and then exploit it. Problem is, different types of attacks are best handled different ways. And, because you can’t be sure what type of attack will be leveled at your business, you have to protect against all of them or leave your apps and data vulnerable.

F5 Networks Silverline DDoS Protection

Delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform, this service detects and mitigates DDoS attacks before they reach the network. Defense is the best offense. DDoS attacks are an IT nightmare. By combining high-volume traffic clogging with application-targeted techniques, these stealthy attacks disrupt service for legitimate users, or take down entire networks. F5 Networks Silverline DDoS Protection detects and mitigates large-scale, SSL, or application-targeted attacks in real-time — defending your business from even the largest attacks, over hundreds of gigabits per second. Protect against all attack vectors. This service provides Layer-3 through Layer-7 protection with cloud-scrubbing technologies to detect, identify, and mitigate threats in real—time, returning clean traffic back to your site. It’s also deployed and managed by experts from F5 Networks Security Operations Center (SOC), so you have access to security experts, 24/7.

F5 Networks BIG IP Platform

You work in an application world. Make it fast, available, and secure. The 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. BIG IP software runs on 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. Underlying all BIG IP hardware and software is F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions 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.
F5 Networks DDoS Security Solutions

Is it possible to deploy and scale application services across public, private, and hybrid environments, without scaling out IT resources, infrastructure, and staff? Yes. And, F5 made it flexible, cost-efficient, and security-centric. F5 Networks Silverline gives your organization the ability to deploy app services across hybrid environments — minus upfront investments in IT infrastructure and support. Silverline cloud-based application services have the same features as F5’s leading on-premises application services.

They’re also highly customizable, so your configurations remain consistent with your existing BIG-IP implementations. Silverline services include anytime access to experts from the F5 Security Operations Center (SOC), so specialized personnel deploy and manage your application services, and you’re spared the time and expense of staffing your own team. The security support F5 provides isn’t outsourced to a third party. You’re talking to one of our own. F5 hires those hard-to-find, specialized security experts and they’re using F5 products combined with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible.

Choose from two service options, provided via F5 Networks’ Silverline cloud based application services platform which is a fully managed service, set up, deployed, managed, and maintained by experts in F5 Networks Security Operations Center with 24/7 support. There is an express service option, enabling rapid self-service deployment of expertly maintained policies across hybrid environments to protect apps, anywhere. Both services allow you to remove the complexity of WAF management, increase the speed to deploy new policies, and decrease operational expenses. Service options include, Always Available — primary protection available on demand.

The F5 Networks Always Available subscription is pre configured for your systems, runs on standby, and can be initiated when under attack. The always on subscription stops bad traffic from reaching your network by continuously processing all traffic through the F5 Networks Silverline cloud-scrubbing services and returning only legitimate traffic to your site. F5 Networks Silverline WAF delivers comprehensive Layer-7 protection and compliance for enterprise data and web applications.

This managed service adds critical context to policy decisions by integrating dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses with the Silverline cloud-based platform. Silverline Threat Intelligence is only available as an add-on to either Silverline DDoS Protection or Silverline Web Application Firewall. F5 Networks Silverline Threat Intelligence is a cloud-based service incorporating external IP reputation and reducing threat-based communications. By identifying IP addresses and security categories associated with malicious activity, this managed service integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses with the Silverline cloud-based platform, adding context-based security to policy decisions.

F5 Networks Silverline Threat Intelligence is available only as an add-on managed service to either Silverline DDoS Protection or F5 Networks Silverline Web Application Firewall. All services are managed with 24/7 support from F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) experts, reducing risk and increasing network and application efficiency by eliminating the effort of processing threat-sourced traffic.

F5 Networks Silverline Web Application Firewall is a cloud-based managed service or express self-service built on BIG IP Application Security Manager (ASM). It protects web apps and data anywhere, as well as ensures compliance with industry security standards, such as PCI DSS. F5 Networks Silverline Web Application Firewall is a cloud-based service built on BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) — to help organizations protect web applications and data, and enable compliance with industry security standards, such as PCI DSS. Choose from two service options, provided via F5’s Silverline cloud-based application services platform:

  1. A fully managed service, set up, deployed, managed, and maintained by experts in F5 Networks Security Operations Center (SOC) with 24/7 support.
  2. An express service option, enabling rapid self-service deployment of expertly maintained policies across hybrid environments to protect apps, anywhere.

Both services allow you to remove the complexity of WAF management, increase the speed to deploy new policies, and decrease operational expenses.