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"Why Legacy Security Systems are Failing"

As explained by Nathan Pearce during a presentation at the National Security Conference in the UK earlier this year.  Non-technical, real-life, worth taking a few minutes to listen to: Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2012: BIG-IP ASM and Oracle Database Firewall Integration

I meet with F5 Business Development Solution Architect, Chris Akker to show the BIG-IP ASM integration with Oracle's Database Firewall. A layered, defense-in-depth approach along with the contextual information needed for digital forensic... Read more
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Big-IP and ADFS Part 4 – “What about Single Sign-Out?”

Why stop at 3 when you can go to 4? Over the past few posts on this ever-expanding topic, we’ve discussed using ADFS to provide single sign-on access to Office 365. But what about single sign-out? A customer turned me onto Tristan Watkins’ blog... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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F5 Agility Summit 2012 - Splunk

I meet with Splunk's Will Hayes, Director of Business Development at F5's Agility Summit. We get a look at some of the newest Splunk reports for F5's BIG-IP solutions including the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution. ps ... Read more
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SYN-Flooding Smartphones

Prolexic just released a report saying that for the quarter (Q2/12), application-layer DDoS attacks have declined as a percentage of all DDoS attacks. That’s not necessarily good news – both L4 and L7 attacks are on the rise, but the former are... Read more
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Persistent Threat Management

#dast #infosec #devops A new operational model for security operations can dramatically reduce risk Examples of devops focuses a lot on provisioning and deployment configuration. Rarely mentioned is security, even though there is likely no... Read more
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Videos from F5's recent Agility customer / partner conference in London

A week or so ago, F5 in EMEA held our annual customer / partner conference in London.  I meant to do a little write-up sooner but after an incredibly busy conference week I flew to F5's HQ in Seattle and didn't get round to posting... Read more
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Information Age 'How To' Guide to securing the enterprise

From secure remote access tips to technical precautions to defend web app functionality, this guide, published in conjunction with Information Age, has it all. Contributors include several of F5's best security people. Read more
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Quantifying Reputation Loss From a Breach

#infosec #security Putting a value on reputation is not as hard as you might think… It’s really easy to quantify some of the costs associated with a security breach. Number of customers impacted times the cost of a first class stamp plus the... Read more
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Big-IP and ADFS Part 3 – “ADFS, APM, and the Office 365 Thick Clients”

Okay, so I never mentioned a part 3. But, the topic is just too much fun to let go. Besides, we have one more important section to cover. First, let’s recap parts one and two. In part one we discussed load balancing the ADFS and ADFS proxy farms... Read more
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Interop 2012 - F5 in the Interop NOC Statistics

I meet with F5's Professional Services Consultant Sam Richman to review some of the stats from the World’s Largest Portable Network.  Highlights  included:  BIG-IP Data Center Firewall pushed a Terabyte of data; BIG-IP Web... Read more
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Interop 2012 - Splunk Reports for BIG-IP Data Center Firewall with Danny Luedke

Peter Silva talks with F5 Product Marketing Manager Danny Luedke about the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall and showcases the new Splunk reports for BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution. ";" alt="" />Interop 2012 - Splunk... Read more
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Getting Good Grades on your SSL

If you haven’t tried the SSL Labs site analyzer against your own property, check it out.  Ivan Ristić has conjured up an excellent tool that examines the characteristics of your SSL site against several metrics and then gives your site a... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Big-IP and ADFS Part 2 - APM: An Alternative to the ADFS Proxy

So let’s talk Application Delivery Controllers, (ADC).  In part one of this series we deployed both an internal ADFS farm as well as a perimeter ADFS proxy farm using the Big-IP’s exceptional load balancing capabilities to provide HA and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
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True DDoS Stories: SSL Connection Flood

#adcfw I have a particular fascination with DDoS and I collect what I call True DDoS Stories. This isn’t to say that I ignore traditional smash-and-grab penetrations or SQL injection incidents, but there’s something about an actor (or cast of... Read more
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RSA 2012 Partner Spotlight - FIREMON

I interview Jody Brazil, President & CTO of Firemon during the 2012 RSA Conference. We chat about Firemon, how Firemon and F5 integrate and a bit about firewalls and security management in general. ";"" alt=""... Read more
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Block Attack Vectors, Not Attackers

When an army is configuring defenses, it is not merely the placement of troops and equipment that must be considered, but the likely avenues of attack, directions the attack could develop if it is successful, the terrain around the avenues of... Read more
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RSA 2012 - BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution

Peter Silva interviews F5 Security Product Manager Preston Hogue about the BIG-IP Data Center Firewall Solution, BIG-IP's ICSA Certification and some BIG-IP differences vs. traditional firewalls. ";" alt="" />RSA 2012 -... Read more
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Big-IP and ADFS Part 1 – “Load balancing the ADFS Farm”

Just like the early settlers who migrated en masse across the country by wagon train along the Oregon Trail, enterprises are migrating up into the cloud. Well okay, maybe not exactly like the early settlers. But, although there may not be a mass... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Broken Yo Yo!

An emergency. VIPRION blade down. But this wasn’t the worst of it. In Denmark, the F5 expert team at security and networking reseller Snex faced a dire situation. The F5 Yo Yo had broken. The Technical Support team at F5 swung into action... Read more
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Vulnerability Assessment with Application Security

The longer an application remains vulnerable, the more likely it is to be compromised. Protecting web applications is an around-the-clock job. Almost anything that is connected to the Internet is a target these days, and organizations are... Read more
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F5 Friday: Goodbye Defense in Depth. Hello Defense in Breadth.

#adcfw #infosec F5 is changing the game on security by unifying it at the application and service delivery layer. Over the past few years we’ve seen firewalls fail repeatedly. We’ve seen business disrupted, security thwarted, and reputations... Read more
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The New Data Center Firewall Paradigm

Blogging is a joy – it can be all the fun parts of writing, which is probably why people do it so much.  But another part of my life is writing technical marketing pieces.  Position papers are just as applicable for the same audience... Read more
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ICSA Certified Network Firewall for Data Centers

The BIG-IP platform is now ICSA Certified as a Network Firewall.Internet threats are widely varied and multi-layered. Although applications and their data are attackers’ primary targets, many attackers gain entry at the network layer. ... Read more
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