Almost exactly one year ago F5 Networks announced our integration between BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) and IBM’s AppScan product. Between that time and now I’ve received many excellent questions on AppScan and ASM and in the spirit of a “picture being worth a thousand words”, DevCentral’s own Colin Walker and I put together this short video to explain this security problem and F5 and IBM’s excellent solution.

If you don’t have a full eleven minutes, here is a shortcut to the important topics in the video:

0 to 1st minute: Introduction to application scanning,

2nd to 3rd minute: An explanation of ASM learning mode,

3rd to 6th minute: Introduction to IBM AppScan, including a short demo,

6th to 9th minute: Importing AppScan into BIG-IP ASM.