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2019 DevCentral MVP Announcement

Congratulations to the 2019 DevCentral MVPs! The DevCentral MVP Award is given to a select group of exemplary people in the technical community who actively engage and share their experience and knowledge with others. We recognize their... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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iControl REST Cookbook - LTM policy (ltm policy)

This cookbook lists selected ready-to-use iControl REST curl commands for LTM policy related resources. Each receipe consists of the curl command, it's tmsh equivallent, and sample output (default hidden) Read more
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Using the Python SDK with the Flask Web Framework

I received from a member of our fine community on how to make the Python SDK work with the Django web framework. I haven't worked with Django, but I do work with the Flask web framework, which is very bare bones compared to Django, but has a... Read more
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Real Attack Stories: DDoS Against Email Provider

An email service provider was attacked with a DDoS attack that used many different attack types (amplification, flood, etc).  F5 Silverline services were used to mitigate the attack... Read more
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Devopsdays NYC Survey Results and Trip Recap

Why we were there, who we met, and what we learned Read more
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Troubleshooting Kerberos Constrained Delegation: Strong Encryption Types Allowed for Kerberos

Over the past week, I was approached by two separate customers who happened to be enabling smart card authentication and ran into the same issue with Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD).  While this was a rare coincidence, over the past few... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Be Ready...DNS Flag Day is Coming!

February 1, 2019 is DNS Flag Day. This day could be catastrophic to your website if you don't have the appropriate configurations in place for your DNS servers... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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State of Application Services 2019: Cloud and DevOps influencing NetOps

It has been noted, by yours truly, that cloud is not finished disrupting the data center. That is particularly true within IT, for roles across all four operational concerns: network, security, storage, and infrastructure. In our dive into the... Read more
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F5 Rules for AWS WAF - Rule ID to Attack Type Reference

F5 offers security solutions for AWS customers who use the platform's hosting and load balancing services along with the AWS WAF offering. Read more
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Creating iRules LX via iControl REST

This article describes a method to create a working iRules LX instance completely remotely via the iControl REST framework. Read more
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Mitigating Fortnite Vulnerabilities with BIG-IP ASM

A recently published research by Checkpoint introduced a couple of undiscovered vulnerabilities in the online gaming platform of “Epic Games” – the developers of the famous "Fortnite" game. It was claimed in the research paper that a... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Choosing Strong vs Weak Ciphers

When you configure TLS cipher suites, you have a lot to choose from.  But, what should you look for when choosing these cipher suites?  And, what should you stay away from... Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator and FireEye NX Integrated Solution

Blind SpotsIt is nearly impossible to defend against an attack you cannot see. Increased adoption of TLS/SSL is helping organizations secure IP communications between users and web services through encryption. But increased use of encryption also... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is a TLS Cipher Suite?

When a web client (Internet browser) connects to a secure website, the data is encrypted. But, how does all that happen? And, what type of encryption is used? Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Integrated Solution

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), have been widely adopted by organizations to secure IP communications, and their use is growing rapidly. While TLS/SSL provides data privacy and secure... Read more
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F5 SSL Orchestrator - Symantec DLP Integrated Solution

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), have been widely adopted by organizations to secure IP communications. But while SSL provides data privacy and secure communications, it also creates... Read more
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Syncing F5 APM Policies Across Cloud Regions or Datacenters

Last week I discussed the syncing of F5 ASM policies across BIG-IP instances stretching separate datacenters or different cloud regions. Now I want to discuss a similar use case but with a different F5 module -- the BIG-IP APM. Read more
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DNS::question name - Modifying a DNS Suffix When Your Windows Client Appends It During Recursive Lookups

My Windows domain controller is performing recursive lookups against my BIG-IP, and my BIG-IP is configured as a recursive DNS server using a transparent cache... Read more
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Bots mitigations overview with Advance WAF - Anti Bot engine

With more and more bots traffic hitting web applications it has become a necessity to manage bots accessing web applications. To be able to manage bot access to your web application you must first be able to detect them and only then allow or deny Read more
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Configuring F5 SSL Orchestrator as an Outbound Layer 3 Transparent Proxy

There are many ways you could deploy SSLO with forward web proxies, though the two most common use cases are using F5's SWG as a service on the same box and using an existing forward proxy inside the inspection zone... Read more
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Choose Your Operator Wisely

Chase bumped a question on Stack Exchange my way last night on redirects. The question was simple enough: how do you take a request for https://website1.com/user=1234 and redirect to https://website2.com/user=1234? This can (and if this is the... Read more
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F5 Labs 2018 Phishing & Fraud Report

The F5 Labs 2018 Phishing & Fraud Report is out! In this report, the F5 Labs team specifically investigated the rise of phishing and fraud during the 'holiday shopping season,' beginning in October and continuing through January... Read more
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ThinkPHP 5.x Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ThinkPHP is an open source PHP development framework for agile web application development. Recently, an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability was discovered in ThinkPHP... Read more
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Syncing ASM WAF Policies Between F5 BIG-IP's in Different Datacenters or Cloud Regions

Not too long ago, a question in one of my tech talks came up regarding how F5 sync's ASM policies between devices that may not be apart of the same HA Pair. The question derived from experience with another vendor in which policies would not... Read more
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