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Lightboard Lessons: F5 Access Manager/APM and Okta - Single Sign On and Multi-Factor Authentication

The F5 Access Manager provides access to all kinds of web applications...no matter what kind of authentication requirements they have.  Likewise, Okta provides identity management for all kinds of users... Read more
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What is HTTP Part X - HTTP/2

In the penultimate article in this What is HTTP? series we covered iRules and local traffic policies and the power they can unleash on your HTTP traffic. To date in this series, the content primarily focuses on HTTP/1.1, as that is still the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: The DNS Water Torture Attack

A Domain Name System (DNS) Water Torture attack involves attackers sending non-existent subdomain requests to an Authoritative Name Server for a specific domain. These malicious requests consume the resources on the name server... Read more
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The Top Ten Hardcore F5 Security Features in BIG-IP 14.0

B-list F5 Celebrity David Holmes picks the top ten most hardcore security features for version 14.0. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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NetOps Primer: What are Microservices?

Microservices are coming to a network near you. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents to our State of Application Delivery 2018 survey told us their organizations were exploring microservices as a result of digital transformation initiatives.... Read more
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Understanding Performance Metrics and Network Traffic

Everybody should understand what specification sheet numbers mean, and how they apply to real world traffic. This article explains how specification sheets are generated and how to estimate the actual capacity needs of production environments. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Integrating OPSWAT MetaDefender With F5 SSL Orchestrator

All F5 products that expose ICAP interfaces (like BIG-IP ASM and SSL Orchestrator) can take full advantage of OPSWAT’s MetaDefender capabilities.  These capabilities include thorough malware scanning... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Exploiting Cellular IoT Gateways

Many critical emergency services manage fleets with vulnerable cellular IoT devices. “Vulnerable” doesn’t mean a vulnerability within the hardware or software. It can also mean being susceptible to remote attacks because of weak access control... Read more
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Integrating OPSWAT MetaDefender with F5 Advanced WAF & BIG-IP ASM

F5 has teamed up with OPSWAT to allow for comprehensive content analysis and sanitization. These capabilities include thorough malware scanning using over 30 leading anti-malware engines as well as Content Disarm and Reconstruction services... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Wanted: NetOps with Opinions

Take the State of Application Services 2019 survey Yes, you read that right. It’s that time again when we survey the market on the State of Application Delivery Services. No, that’s not a typo. The change in name is deliberate. For the past four... Read more
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Using Client Subnet in DNS Requests

BIG-IP DNS 14.0 now supports edns-client-subnet (ECS) for both responding to client requests (GSLB) or forwarding client requests (screening). The following is a quick start on using this feature. Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 6: transactions

In the last article we looked at request parameter options. In this article we'll look at how to use transactions with the python SDK. Before we dig into the SDK implementation, let’s take a look at what a transaction is, why you’d use one,... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: The Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

The Apache Struts 2 framework is used extensively to build web applications.  This framework has also been the victim of several vulnerabilities that dramatically affect users all over the world... Read more
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F5 GTP Firewall - stop intruders at EPC edge

F5 has a portfolio of products and solutions made specifically for Service Providers - S/Gi Firewall, Context-aware Policy Enforcement (PEM), DNS Solutions, Diameter signaling solutions, CGNAT and TCP Optimization... Read more
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The rising threat of GTP attacks - is your GRX/IPX connection secure?

In today’s world everything seems to revolve around privacy, security and challenges of protecting personal information, Apps, services and network infrastructure from a variety of threats. L7 DoS attacks, credential... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is F5 Container Connector?

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I reach the peak of the container story I've been working on through Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift. On the summit, I cover the overview of the F5 Container Connector, an integration solution for managing... Read more
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Managing BIG-IP Licensing With BIG-IQ

Learn how to manage BIG-IP licensing with BIG-IQ License Manager. DevCentral provides walkthrough videos and links to authoritative content to make all licensing issues a problem of the past. Read more
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Hack to the Future: The Results

As promised, we met in Boston and hosted our first-ever "Hack to the Future" capture the flag event.  Eight teams from all over the world gathered to see who would take home the coveted DeLorean trophies... Read more
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iRules LX Logger Class

In version 13.1, the ILXLogger class was added to expand the ability to log from iRules LX. The API details have been added to to the wiki but in this article, I’ll add context and an example to boot. Let’s get to it! The first step is... Read more
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BIGdiff - A Little Help For Software Upgrades

DevCentral MVP Leonardo Souza explains the BIGdiff script upgrade assistance script. The idea is simple, get the list of objects, and their respective status, before and after the software upgrade, then compare them and report the result. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Apache Struts 2 Namespace Evaluation Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-11776 / S2-057)

In the recent days, a new Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution vulnerability was announced (S2-057) and CVE-2018-11776 was allocated. At the moment, there is no public Proof of Concept exploit available. for a Struts 2 application to be... Read more
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Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality in BIG-IP Access Manager 14.0!

F5 BIG-IP Access Manager with Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality and how to implement the UDP code. Read more
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Handle Over 100 Gbps With a Single BIG-IP Virtual Edition

Learn about how a single BIG-IP Virtual Edition can handle over 100 Gbps using KVM and commodity hardware. The result was generated using Ixia IxLoad. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ

Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is OpenShift?

The OpenShift Container Platform from RedHat is a platform as a service leveraging Docker and Kubernetes to provide app developers an easy button for application management, deployment, and scale. In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason Rahm... Read more
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