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Lightboard Lessons: F5 Access Manager/APM and Okta - Single Sign On and Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted October 16, 2018 by John Wagnon

The F5 Access Manager provides access to all kinds of web applications...no matter what kind of authentication requirements they have.  Likewise, Okta provides identity management for all kinds of users... Read more

What is HTTP Part X - HTTP/2

Posted October 12, 2018 by Jason Rahm

In the penultimate article in this What is HTTP? series we covered iRules and local traffic policies and the power they can unleash on your HTTP traffic. To date in this series, the content primarily focuses on HTTP/1.1, as that is still the... Read more

Lightboard Lessons: The DNS Water Torture Attack

Posted October 11, 2018 by John Wagnon

A Domain Name System (DNS) Water Torture attack involves attackers sending non-existent subdomain requests to an Authoritative Name Server for a specific domain. These malicious requests consume the resources on the name server... Read more

Technical Article

The Top Ten Hardcore F5 Security Features in BIG-IP 14.0

Posted October 09, 2018 by David Holmes

B-list F5 Celebrity David Holmes picks the top ten most hardcore security features for version 14.0. Read more

NetOps Primer: What are Microservices?

Posted October 04, 2018 by Lori MacVittie

Microservices are coming to a network near you. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents to our State of Application Delivery 2018 survey told us their organizations were exploring microservices as a result of digital transformation initiatives.... Read more

Understanding Performance Metrics and Network Traffic

Posted October 02, 2018 by Robby Stahl

Everybody should understand what specification sheet numbers mean, and how they apply to real world traffic. This article explains how specification sheets are generated and how to estimate the actual capacity needs of production environments. Read more

Integrating OPSWAT MetaDefender With F5 SSL Orchestrator

Posted September 27, 2018 by John Wagnon

All F5 products that expose ICAP interfaces (like BIG-IP ASM and SSL Orchestrator) can take full advantage of OPSWAT’s MetaDefender capabilities.  These capabilities include thorough malware scanning... Read more

Lightboard Lessons: Exploiting Cellular IoT Gateways

Posted September 19, 2018 by John Wagnon

Many critical emergency services manage fleets with vulnerable cellular IoT devices. “Vulnerable” doesn’t mean a vulnerability within the hardware or software. It can also mean being susceptible to remote attacks because of weak access control... Read more

Answers / discussion

iRule Event Order - HTTP

Asked 11/8/2013

by What Lies Beneath

22 Votes

OpenSSL and Heart Bleed Vuln

Asked 4/7/2014

by squip

21 Votes

TCP Traffic Path Diagram

Discussed 5/13/2014

by What Lies Beneath

14 Votes

F5 Big IP File Locations

Asked 8/24/2009

by JohnCzerwinski

10 Votes

APM with google authenticator

Discussed 7/9/2016

by Patrik Jonsson

8 Votes

A Protocol Profiler In a Few iRules

Discussed 11/12/2014

by Thomas Schockaert

8 Votes