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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!

Advanced Firewall Manager Roundtable Discussion

In this video, I am joined by David Holmes, Brian McHenry, and Jason Rahm to discuss some of the new and exciting features of the F5 Advanced Firewall Manager. Check out the video to see the answer to questions like: Why did F5 build a network firewall if the BIG-IP is inherently a default-deny device? How does the AFM protect against DDoS attacks...

AFM Provisioning and Policy Building

The BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is a high-performance, stateful, full-proxy network firewall designed to guard against incoming threats that enter the network on the most widely deployed protocols.  This article will show how to...

The Perimeter Is Dead! Long Live The Perimeter!

Has the traditional idea of a network perimeter changed over the past few years?  If so, then where does the firewall fit into today's network architecture?  Are there different types of firewalls that make sense to deploy in...

Configuring OCSP Stapling on BIG-IP

When setting up an SSL connection the cert tells you its expiration, but how do you tell if the SSL Cert has been revoked? There are multiple ways to do this. The first is the Certificate Revocation List (CRL). When the client requests the CRL,...

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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...

F5 OpenStack LBaaSv1 plugin v2.0.1 released

Release Announcement 04 Feb 2016   We are pleased to announce the release of the v2.0.1 LBaaSv1 plugin for OpenStack Neutron. This release expands the list of supported OpenStack releases and changes our development approach for the "F5 OpenStack product”.  It also includes some bug fixes as well as introduces simpler installation instructions to get you up and r...

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...

Orchestration is the Ultimate Order of (Deployment) Operations

Remember when you were in school, learning math, and you learned about the importance of the order of operations? You do? Okay, good. Pop quiz: 1 1 * 8 = ? The answer is 9, not 16. Why? Because multiplication has precedence. If you want to get to 16 with those numbers, we’ll need to add some parentheses: (1 1) * 8 = 16 Because parentheses have precedence over everything else.  Okay,...

Installing F5 BIG-IP on SimpliVity using VMware ESXi

Installing F5 BIG-IP on SimpliVity using VMware ESXi I’ve had the opportunity over the last few months to play with some pretty incredible hardware. I sometimes feel like I’ve been given the opportunity to test-drive the computing industry’s analog to a high-performance automobile. I’ve had a few moments where I’ve had to do a double take, and ask myself: “Did that task really complete in 12...

Advanced Firewall Manager Roundtable Discussion

In this video, I am joined by David Holmes, Brian McHenry, and Jason Rahm to discuss some of the new and exciting features of the F5 Advanced Firewall Manager.  Check out the video to see the answer to questions like: Why did F5 build a network firewall if the BIG-IP is inherently a default-deny device? How does the AFM protect against DDoS attacks? Why would you want to manage...

A Catch from the Codeshare: Let's Encrypt

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short of word of mouth and this thing they call the internet, you wouldn’t be any the wiser that buried or surfaced in these two locations are an amazing variety of...

AFM Provisioning and Policy Building

The BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is a high-performance, stateful, full-proxy network firewall designed to guard against incoming threats that enter the network on the most widely deployed protocols.  This article will show how to provision AFM on your BIG-IP system and then walk through some of the beginning steps to build a firewall policy.   Provisioning the...

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