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What is a Proxy?

The term ‘Proxy’ is a contraction that comes from the middle English word procuracy, a legal term meaning to act on behalf of another. You may have heard of a proxy vote. Where you submit your choice and someone else votes the ballot on you... Read more
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F5 Agility 2017 Is Coming!

Join the DevCentral team at F5 Agility 2017 July 31st through August 3rd in Chicago, IL. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Transactions Per Second

The number of SSL Transactions Per Second (TPS) that your BIG-IP can handle is important to know as you deploy web applications. In this video, we discuss how the BIG-IP calculates how many SSL TPS you can perform and what you can do if you are getting close to your limit. Read more
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How Apps and APIs are Changing the App Acceleration Game

Modern apps are changing. And I’m not just talking about the rush to containerize apps or put them in the cloud. I’m talking about app architectures and, more specifically, the techniques behind them that are having a significant impact on... Read more
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Protecting API Access with BIG-IP using OAuth

As more organizations use APIs in their systems, they've become targets for the not-so-good-doers so API Security is something you need to take seriously. Most APIs today use the HTTP protocol so organizations should protect them as they would... Read more
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F5 and Ansible Integration webinar

Register for the F5 and Ansible joint webinar on Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT. In this webinar, you will learn everything you will need, to get started on using Ansible modules to deploy secure applications on the F5 BIG-IP. We will follow up with the Ansible F5-modules that are being developed Read more
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AFM Enhancements in BIG-IP v13

F5 BIG-IP version 13 offers numerous improvements to Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM). Check out the discussion on DevCentral and find out more on version 13. 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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F5 DNS Enhancements for DSC in BIG-IP v13

Prior to v13, F5 DNS assumes that all devices in a cluster have knowledge about all virtual servers, which makes virtual server auto-discovery not function properly. In this article, we’ll cover the changes to the F5 DNS server object introduced... Read more
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Proactive Bot Defense Using BIG-IP ASM

Bot activity is something that needs to be monitored and controlled. On one hand, you want the good bots to access your site, but on the other hand you want the bad ones to stay away. The question is, “how do you know the difference?” And the unfortunate answer for many organizations is: “I have no idea.” Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is a Proxy?

The term ‘Proxy’ is a contraction that comes from the middle English word procuracy, a legal term meaning to act on behalf of another. In networking and web traffic, a proxy is a device or server that acts on behalf of other devices. It sits... Read more
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Social Login to Enterprise Apps using BIG-IP & OAuth 2.0

Password fatigue is something we’ve all experienced at some point. Whether it’s due to breaches and the ever present, ‘update password’ warnings, the corporate policy of a 90-day rotation or simply registering for a website with yet another unique... Read more
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AAM Dynamic Policy Updates And Removal of SPDY in BIG-IP v13

Application Acceleration Manager (AAM) changes in BIG-IP v13 include removal for SPDY and updates to Bandwidth Controller algorithms. Learn more about these updates and improvements in F5's BIG-IP version 13 at DevCentral. Read more
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What time is it…and why should I care?

Time is an interesting phenomenon.  If you ask ten people what time it is, you’ll likely get ten different answers…especially if you ask them the exact hour, minute, and second.  For most people living their normal lives, this slight... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Drupal 7.X Services Module Unserialize Vulnerability

An advisory has been published regarding a critical 0-day unauthenticated RCE (Remote Code Execution) vulnerability in the Drupal System. Drupal is a free and open source content-management framework written in PHP, and it provides a back-end... Read more
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Apache Struts Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638)

An advisory has been published regarding a critical 0-day Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Apache Struts. The vulnerability resides in the Apache Jakarta multipart parser and is triggered when it tries to parse the Content-Type header of the... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Migrating to iSeries From Older Platforms: It's About Time

Migrating to iSeries From Older Platforms: It’s About Time Imagine this situation:  It’s a great day because the new F5 gear has come in and you can take advantage of the years of software and hardware advancements that have been included in... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Device Services Clustering Failover Methods

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I continue last week’s DSC overview with an overview of the failover methods and the changes/enhancements introduced in the recently released version 13 of TMOS. Check back tomorrow for a write up on the v13... Read more
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OpenStack PTG Atlanta

OpenStack PTG Atlanta, the week of February 20, was the inaugural ‘Project Teams Gathering’ for OpenStack. This event launched the standalone developer summit, which used to take place in conjunction with the bi-annual OpenStack Summit. It also... Read more
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What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

What is VDI? Imagine not having to carry around a laptop or be sitting in a cubicle to access your work desktop applications. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is appealing to many different constituencies because it combines the benefits o... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Device Services Clustering

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I cover the basics of F5’s high availability architecture called Device Services Clustering, or DSC for short. Make sure you come back tomorrow for the written part of DSC that I’ll update below in this... Read more
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F5 Unveils New Built-In TCP Profiles

New TCP Profiles take the pain out of configuration. Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
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Q/A with Admiral Group's Jinshu Peethambaran - DevCentral's Featured Member for March

Jinshu Peethambaran is a security architect currently working with Admiral Insurance. He started his career 9 years ago, managing network security operations and started working on F5 products about 5 years ago. He is also a 2017 DevCentral MVP... Read more
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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 specific F5 security technology to looking back on security trends from 2016 to looking ahead at what's to come in 2017, the month of February on DevCentral will not disappoint! Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Cipher Rules And Groups in BIG-IP v13

DevCentral reviews Cipher Rules and Ciphers Groups in BIG-IP v13. Separating Cipher strings from SSL profiles allows us to ease cipher suite management so you can keep current with cryptographic trends and impress your friends. Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
4 Reviews