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February Is Security Month On DevCentral

We are always interested in security at F5, but this month we are taking it a step further and highlighting lots of great security content on DevCentral. From discussing new features on our Advanced Firewall Manager, to showing off some OWASP Top 10 vulnerability mitigation options, to showcasing our new Silverline Cloud-Based application services platform, to featuring several partner integration options, the month of February on DevCentral will not disappoint!

OWASP Mitigation Strategies Part 2: XSS Attacks

Yesterday John showed you how BIG-IP Application Security Firewall can mitigate injection attacks. Today, we’ll cover number three on the list in cross-site scripting. XSS Scripting defined directly from the OWASP XSS page: Cross-Site Scripting...

OWASP Mitigation Strategies Part 1: Injection Attacks

OWASP lists “injection” attacks as the number one security flaw on the Internet today.  In fact, injection attacks have made the OWASP top ten list for the past 12 years and have been listed as the number one attack for the past 6...

OWASP In Depth: An Interview with Jim Manico

Last week John Wagnon, David Holmes, and (virtually) I sat down with Jim Manico of Manicode Security to take a look an in depth look at the OWASP project. Among many other things within the security realm, including secure coding education and...

What Is The OWASP Top Ten?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.  They have a community of over 42,000 volunteers all over the world who offer their...

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Building Application Delivery Services from Templates using the REST API Part two.

  In my last (horribly misspelled in earlier versions) blog post on this subject we looked at how to deploy a new application service from an iApp template using an iControl REST API call. So far so good. Now I want to update this application service programmatically. Let’s say I’m adding a pool member, a fairly common task. I’ve got a couple of options here. I could switch off the...

February Is Security Month On DevCentral

We are always interested in security at F5, but this month we are taking it a step further and highlighting lots of great security content on DevCentral. From discussing new features on our Advanced Firewall Manager, to showing off some OWASP Top 10 vulnerability mitigation options, to showcasing our new Silverline Cloud-Based application services platform, to featuring several partner...

OWASP Mitigation Strategies Part 2: XSS Attacks

Yesterday John showed you how BIG-IP Application Security Firewall can mitigate injection attacks. Today, we’ll cover number three on the list in cross-site scripting. XSS Scripting defined directly from the OWASP XSS page: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted web sites. XSS attacks occur when...

OWASP Mitigation Strategies Part 1: Injection Attacks

The OWASP organization lists “injection” attacks as the number one security flaw on the Internet today.  In fact, injection attacks have made the OWASP top ten list for the past 12 years and have been listed as the number one attack for the past 6 years.  Needless to say, these attacks are serious business and should be guarded against very carefully.  Every web application...

OWASP In Depth: An Interview with Jim Manico

Last week John Wagnon, David Holmes, and I (virtually) sat down with Jim Manico of Manicode Security to take a look an in depth look at the OWASP project. Among many other things within the security realm, including secure coding education and other services, Jim is currently serving his fourth term as a global board member for OWASP. It was an honor having him elevate our conversation on...

What Is The OWASP Top Ten?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.  They have a community of over 42,000 volunteers all over the world who offer their assistance in a variety of ways to ensure the safety and security of the Internet.  The OWASP mission is to make software security visible so that...

OK 2016 Monkey, Whatcha Got?

The Year of the (Fire) Monkey is upon us and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive on challenges and 2016 is sure to bring some obstacles during the year. 2015 (Year of the Sheep) brought us a rash of high profile breaches, a bunch of new IoT devices...

Five Ways #IamF5

In 2013, F5 Networks was honored by the City of Seattle when the mayor proclaimed February 5 as F5 Day to recognize the contributions of F5 to our community and we’re celebrating in all of our offices around the globe. Check out Celebrating F5 Day in our Newsroom. I shot this last year in honor of F5 Day and honestly, it's pretty fun. I present to you the 5 Ways I am F5. Happy F5 Day! p...

What a tease: AFM the series

Hey there community. We’re a full week now into security month here on DevCentral, but stand back--we’re just getting started! And while we transition our focus away from AFM to highlight some other areas in the remaining weeks of February, rest assured we will swing some major love back toward AFM beginning in March when we launch a 10 part series touring through the Advanced Firewall Manager....

BIG-IP APM to cease support of Windows 8 in March 1, 2016

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 as a required upgrade for Windows 8 PCs in November 2013. At the same time, Microsoft announced that existing users of Windows 8 had 24 months to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to remain in support. Now that the 24 month upgrade window has passed, the F5 BIG-IP APM Client Development team are ceasing testing and will cease support of Windows 8 as of March 1, 2016. F5...