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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Web Application Firewall in the Cloud (feat Haynes)
WAFs are one an organization’s key line of defenses against web application attacks and Robert Haynes, Marketing Services Architect, shares some of the app security considerations organizations must face when deploying their critical applications in the cloud. WAFs have typically been deployed on-premises within a traditional data center but those same protections and policies must follow...
AWS re:Invent 2015 – SSL Everywhere…Including the Cloud (feat Stanley)
Thomas Stanley, Product Management Engineer, discusses the challenges organizations face when implementing a SSL Everywhere strategy even in the cloud. He gets into areas like SSL certificates, key management, multiple interfaces and the learning curves involved with deploying SSL Everywhere. He explains F5’s role in SSL management, how certificates move with configurations and how this centra...
AWS re:Invent 2015 - Value of App Services in the Cloud (feat Vrankic)
Damir Vrankic, Director – Product Management, explains how critical application services such as availability, security and performance play a critical role, especially when delivering applications from the cloud. He discusses the risks, like data center attacks, when these services do not follow the applications along with how F5 offers the same level of services whether you’re in ...
How is SDN disrupting the way businesses develop technology?
You must have read so much about software-defined networking (SDN) by now that you probably think you know it inside and out. However, such a nascent industry is constantly evolving and there are always new aspects to discover and learn about. While much of the focus on SDN has focused on the technological benefits it brings, potential challenges are beginning to trouble some SDN...
Find F5 at AWS re:Invent 2015
I show you how to find F5 Booth 830 at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent has grown tremendously over the last 4 years and F5 is here to help organizations ensure that their critical app services follow those applications to the cloud. Get a behind the scenes view of the Venetian Sands Expo Hall preparing for the opening night reception and some of the interesting trends occurring within technolog...
Easter Egg: BIG-IP Advisory Banner
Let's take a minute and step away from the technical stuff and look at something a little more entertaining.
In 11.6 a GUI enhancement was added to display an Advisory Bar at the top and bottom panes of the GUI.
Now I am not talking about the Security Banner that everyone is familiar with.
But something that is useful everyday of the week when managing multiple...
IoT: Tabs to be Read Later
I've been traveling a bit over the last month and my tabs-to-read-later pile is growing. We'll be at AWS re:Invent next week so I thought I'd unload some of the IoT stories that caught my eye recently, that I'm finally getting to read. Apologies if this is old news to you.
One I've been holding on to almost the longest is an interesting INC article Our Future Will be...
F5 APM Client Feature and F5 Edge Client Now Support Recently Released Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
With the release of Apple Mac OS X 10.11 earlier this week, we (F5) wanted to provide a quick update on F5 APM client and Edge Client compatibility and support for this release.
As of yesterday (October 1, 2015), F5 APM client and Edge Client supports Mac OS X 10.11. The Compatibility Matrices for BIG-IP APM versions 11.4.1, 11.5.3, 11.6.0, and 12.0 have been updated to reflect...
Configuration Example: BIG-IP APM as SAML IdP for Amazon Web Services
Creating Temporary Security Credentials for SAML Federation - AWS Security Token Service
Giving Console Access Using SAML - AWS Security Token Service
AWS Metadata File
For more information on SAML take a look at Security Assertion Markup Language
For more information on using APM as a SAML IdP take a look at Using APM as a SAML IdP SSO portal
Two Attributes are...
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