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OK 2016 Monkey, Whatcha Got?

The Year of the (Fire) Monkey is upon us and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive on challenges and... Read more
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Five Ways #IamF5

In 2013, F5 Networks was honored by the City of Seattle when the mayor proclaimed February 5 as F5 Day to recognize the contributions of F5 to our community and we’re celebrating in all of our offices around the globe. Check out Celebrating F5 Da... Read more
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What a tease: AFM the series

Hey there community. We’re a full week now into security month here on DevCentral, but stand back--we’re just getting started! And while we transition our focus away from AFM to highlight some other areas in the remaining weeks of February, rest... Read more
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BIG-IP APM to cease support of Windows 8 in March 1, 2016

BIG-IP APM to cease support of Windows 8 in March 1, 2016 Read more
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F5 OpenStack LBaaSv1 plugin v2.0.1 released

Release Announcement 04 Feb 2015   We are pleased to announce the release of the v2.0.1 LBaaSv1 plugin for OpenStack Neutron. This release expands the list of supported OpenStack releases and changes our development approach for ... Read more
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February Is 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 new features on our Advanced Firewall Manager, to showing off some OWASP Top 10 vulnerability mitigation options, to showcasing our new Silverline Cloud-Based application services platform, to featuring several partner integration options, the month of February on DevCentral will not disappoint! Read more
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Orchestration is the Ultimate Order of (Deployment) Operations

Remember when you were in school, learning math, and you learned about the importance of the order of operations? You do? Okay, good. Pop quiz: 1 1 * 8 = ? The answer is 9, not 16. Why? Because multiplication has precedence. If you want to get... Read more
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Installing F5 BIG-IP on SimpliVity using VMware ESXi

Installing F5 BIG-IP on SimpliVity using VMware ESXi I’ve had the opportunity over the last few months to play with some pretty incredible hardware. I sometimes feel like I’ve been given the opportunity to test-drive the computing industry’s... Read more
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Advanced Firewall Manager Roundtable Discussion

In this video, I am joined by David Holmes, Brian McHenry, and Jason Rahm to discuss some of the new and exciting features of the F5 Advanced Firewall Manager. Check out the video to see the answer to questions like: Why did F5 build a network firewall if the BIG-IP is inherently a default-deny device? How does the AFM protect against DDoS attacks... Read more
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A Catch from the Codeshare: Let's Encrypt

Let's Encrypt is an ambitious free and open certificate authority, this article highlights a clever solution for maintaining it on BIG-IP... Read more
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AFM Provisioning and Policy Building

The BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is a high-performance, stateful, full-proxy network firewall designed to guard against incoming threats that enter the network on the most widely deployed protocols.  This article will show how to... Read more
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The New, Old Kid in Town

For nearly 12 years at F5, I've had only two job titles - Security Systems Architect from 2004-06 and Technical Marketing Manager since 2006. Whenever anyone asks what I do at F5, I typically answer, 'Writer, speaker and video... Read more
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Building Application Delviery Services from Templates using the REST API (for People Like Me).

I’ve talked before about the value of Application Policies (AKA Service Templates, AKA iApp Templates). So has my esteemed colleague Nathan Pearce. We think they are pretty important, especially if you’re looking to deploy complex application... Read more
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The Perimeter Is Dead! Long Live The Perimeter!

Has the traditional idea of a network perimeter changed over the past few years?  If so, then where does the firewall fit into today's network architecture?  Are there different types of firewalls that make sense to deploy in... Read more
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The challenges & benefits of hybrid cloud migration

In the quest to remain competitive within the market, businesses are introducing more and more innovative applications to improve processes and efficiency.  However, maintaining this progress requires companies to have full control of... Read more
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BIG-IP APMとPassLogicを連携させて端末固有情報の登録を自動化する方法

Technorati タグ: APM,BIG-IP,iRules   SSLVPN利用基盤の構築においてクライアント証明書を用いずにデバイスの制限を簡易な運用で実現できる仕組みを検討されており、下記のような要件があったとします... Read more
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DDoS - Pourquoi chercher compliqué quand on peut faire simple ?

Les médias, le e-commerce, les gouvernements, sont de plus en plus ciblés par des attaques DDoS très volumineuses. La dernière en date sur BBC a tout de même réussie à envoyer plus de 600 Gbps de traffic via 2... Read more
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Existing Ansible BIG-IP modules

Right around the time that I started at F5, I was at the pinnacle of my exposure to Ansible. So imagine my surprise when I saw BIG-IP modules in the Ansible core product! I immediately wanted to know which one of my colleagues I could go talk... Read more
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Tuning the TCP Profile, Part One

How to get the most out of the TCP profile. Read more
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Comment se protéger des Ransomwares ?

Le problème des ransomwares se développe à grande vitesse. Ces derniers sont de plus en plus utilisés par les hackers car ceux-ci ont besoin de plus en plus d’argent et cela de plus en plus souvent. Si ceux-ci ne bloquent... Read more
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Backseat Drivers, Your Wish Has Come True

Excuse for speeding 10 years from now: ‘Officer, it was the software.’ When I was in college, I would drive the 1040 miles from Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee to my parent’s house in Rhode Island for things like summer vacation and semester break.... Read more
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Configuring OCSP Stapling on BIG-IP

When setting up an SSL connection the cert tells you its expiration, but how do you tell if the SSL Cert has been revoked? There are multiple ways to do this. The first is the Certificate Revocation List (CRL). When the client requests the CRL,... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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The State of Application Delivery - Webinar

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00 am Pacific Time, I will have the pleasure of joining Principal Technical Evangelist Lori MacVittie and Business Intelligence Director Cindy Borovick in a live webinar to review the results and key... Read more
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The Top Ten Hardcore F5 Security Features in BIG-IP 12.0

It's time once again for another edition The Top Ten Hardcore Security Features! This time we're looking at Version 12 and all its juicy juiciness. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Horizontal Scale BIG-IP Device Service Cluster (DSC) with Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled Hardware.

Here at F5’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) team we constantly think out of the box. Well, mostly, there are no boxes at all.  I say mostly, as when looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches and our programmable TMOS... Read more
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