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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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Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Authentication on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

In this third and final Lightboard Lesson on the Kerberos Authentication Protocol, Jason Rahm transitions from the protocol itself to the implementation strategy on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. Resources Kerberos Basic Authentication... Read more
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How to onboard F5 BIG-IP VE in Cisco CSP 2100 for NFV solutions deployment

F5 BIG-IP VE is now certified with Cisco CSP 2100. All BIG-IP VE supported modules and VNF solutions can now run in CSP 2100 environment. This article provides reader step-by-step to onboard F5 BIG-IP in Cisco CSP 2100. Read more
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Kubernetes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - ASM Mitigation

A bug in the Kubernetes platform has been disclosed this week by its developers. The bug has been marked as critical vulnerability with a 9.8 CVSS score and assigned CVE-2018-1002105. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Solving The Problem Of TLS Visibility

The F5 SSL Orchestrator (SSLO) provides a powerful solution to the problem of TLS encryption visibility. Most of the traffic on the Internet today is encrypted, so organizations have to figure out how to reliably inspect that encrypted traffic... Read more
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Configuring the F5 BIG-IP to Perform Name Resolution Using a DNS Resolver Cache

After feedback on both DevCentral and direct email, it seems as though there is still confusion or a lack of clarity around how to configure the BIG-IP to perform name resolution. A common scenario of my own customers is to configure the BIG-IP as... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: Securing Your Website

Do you have an unencrypted "clear text" website?  Do you want to convert that to a more secure, encrypted site?  It's easy to do that with the BIG-IP... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Delegation & Protocol Transition

In this Lightboard Lesson, I continue the discussion I started with basic Kerberos authentication by digging into two extensions to the protocol: delegation and protocol transition. In the final video in this Kerberos series, we’ll cover Kerberos... Read more
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Welcome to F5 Cloud Services

F5 Cloud Services is a suite of self-serve options powered by our globally distributed cloud infrastructure with our industry-leading DNS and load balancing technologies. Read more on DevCentral. Read more
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