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What’s Next for DevCentral?

Believe it or not, DevCentral is 11 years old, and it’s been a fantastic ride.  We want to say thank you for making this a truly fantastic community and we’re even more excited to share what’s coming up next.  Taking our member’s...

Node.js ABC’s - M is for Modules

As any one who has created a software system can tell you, after some point you get to a point in time where putting all your code in one big location becomes unmanageable and leads to maintenance issues.  The logical first step is to try to...

Integrating Duo Security with F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

Duo Security integrates into F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as a full featured two factor authentication solution and offers inline self-enrollment and an interactive, user-friendly login experience that enables the user to select from a wide...

Demystifying iControl REST Part 3 - How to pass query parameters and tmsh options

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST (see the resources at the...

LogJams, DHE Parameters, and Other Obstacles to TLS Excellence

If you're presently volunteering to wear the hat of “SSL/TLS Vulnerability Manager”, then you’ve come to the realization that patching one vulnerability often raises others. In wake of revelations about mass surveillance, many of us moved...

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Connecting Docker to BIG-IP

The following is an example of using BIG-IP to automate the routing of HTTP and DNS requests for containers across a Docker cluster. The process for connecting Docker to BIG-IP will involve exporting the list of containers that are running on a Docker host and enabling a process to route HTTP and DNS requests to the appropriate Docker container. How it works A Python script is used as the...

IoTのセキュリティリスク Top 10 とそれらへの対応方法

 このブログでもすでに何度か触れていますが、Webアプリケーションのセキュリティ向上を目的としたプロジェクトとして、OWASP(Open Web Application Security Project)というものがあります。OWASPはWebアプリケーションのセキュリティリスクに対し、全世界の個人や企業、その他の組織が適切な情報に基づく判断を行えるよう、セキュリティを取り巻く状況の可視化や、ベストプラクティスやフレームワークの紹介等を行っています。  OWASPはこの活動の一環として、最もクリティカルとされる10種類のセキュルティリスクを「OWASP Top 1...

VMworld2015 – Business Mobility Made Easy with F5 and VMware (feat. Venezia)

Justin Venezia, Sr. Solution Architect covering #VMware Alliance, does an excellent job talking about the transformation from BYOD a couple years ago to the BYO-Technology today and the challenges of providing a seamless, simple, secure and uniform end user experience - no matter what type device they are using. From the sales rep to the CFO to the IT guy who needs to support them all, Justi...

Node.js ABC’s - N is for npm

Whether you are ready to start coding your first Node.js project, or if you are a seasoned veteran and need finish up a new exciting project, odds are you will need some functionality that has been written many times before by others.  One of the beauties of the internet is the ability to create and share things.  Node.js is a great language set in itself, but one key selling point is...

What’s Next for DevCentral?

Believe it or not, DevCentral is 11 years old, and it’s been a fantastic ride.  We want to say thank you for making this a truly fantastic community and we’re even more excited to share what’s coming up next.  To keep moving forward, we're taking our member’s feedback and sneaking in our own wish list; the next major iteration of DevCentral will start taking shape over the...

VMworld2015 – Realize the Virtual Possibilities (feat. de la Motte)

Always insightful Phil de la Motte, Dir. Business Development, lets us in on the F5 highlights at #VMworld along with how to take advantage of labs and demos that are also available online. Virtually participate in the Hands-On Labs (HOL) for instance. He also discusses the latest vRealize integration and the business benefits of a combined F5 & VMware solution like being able to deplo...

セキュリティを強化する7つの便利なHTTPヘッダ

 Webアプリケーションの開発・展開を行っている人々にとって、セキュリティ確保は大きな関心事の1つだといえます。そのためのベストプラクティスやフレームワーク、ガイドラインを提供しているのがOWASP(Open Web Application Security Project)です。OWASPのWikiサイト(OWASP.org)には、Webアプリケーションのセキュリティ確保のための様々な情報がありますが、それらの中でも即効性の高いのが「便利なHTTPヘッダのリスト(List of useful HTT...

VMworld2015 – Find F5

I show you how to find F5 Booth 1513 at #VMworld. In my 5th year covering VMworld, get a behind the scenes pre-show view of Moscone Center along with a sneak peek at some of the cool goodies F5 is giving away this week. ps Related: VMworld2015 – The Preview Video VMWorld Americas The Inside Scoop on VMworld 2015... SDDC: Balancing operational efficiency with stability and predictability F...

Presentation de la nouvelle offre F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall

Mon collègue Tewfik Megherbi a réalisé en janvier 2015 un article sur "Comment se protéger des cyberattaques DDOS ?" Il présente les diverses cyberattaques ainsi que les techniques d'exploitation utilisées telles que : - L'injection - Le Cross-Site Scripting - Le buffer Overflow - Le Cross-Site Request Forgery - Etc...

Networking is Still Networking, Integrating your F5 BIG-IP with VMware NSX

A constant question I get when talking with customers is how do I deploy my F5 BIG-IP alongside VMware NSX?  Simple answer:  The exact same way you would integrate with any other switch vendor in the market.  Today customers can install their BIG-IP into a physical network leveraging existing L2 or L3 infrastructures or a combination of both.  Often times you will find many...