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Lightboard Lessons: Air Gap Architectures

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers a couple deployment options for routing traffic through an IPS tier while maintaining source IPs. The first option compresses the external and internal legs of the air gap solution onto a single... Read more
1 Review

Gating the IoT

Your car. My toaster. Our lights. The neighbor’s thermostat. With an average of 7.8 connected devices per home, according to recent surveys, there are twice as many “things” in the house as the average 3.14 people per household in the US in... Read more
1 Review

Mirai Strikeback - an iRule to kill IoT Bot Processes from your F5

An explanation of the mirai-strikeback iRule. The iRule sends an exploit back to Mirai bot processes and kills them. Use at your discretion. Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
5 Reviews

Risk Remediation And The Power Of iRules

Adding to the built-in security features of the BIG-IP platform, you can take advantage of an easy-to-use scripting language to customize security for your specific environment. Based on TCL and JavaScript (iRules LX), iRules enables you to select how you route, redirect, reject, intercept, inspect, transform, and basically control all inbound or outbound application traffic Read more
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SSL Orchestration: Making outbound SSL inspection faster and more resilient

David Holmes clarifies how the SSL Orchestrator makes outbound SSL faster and more resilient Read more
2 Reviews

SSL Profiles Part 11: TLS Optimization

It’s been a while since we featured the SSL Profile, but some cool new features have emerged and everyone on DevCentral needs to know about them!  In this article, we will look at several options that are now available for optimizing TLS... Read more
1 Review

Lightboard Lessons: Automating SSL on BIG-IP with Let's Encrypt!

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I describe the Let's Encrypt automated certificate generation process and how to customize a hook script to automate the challenges and and certificate deployment. What is Let's Encrypt? Let’s... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Security Sidebar: Hands Up…This is a HEIST

The Fear…The newly discovered HEIST (HTTP Encrypted Information can be Stolen through TCP-Windows) vulnerability is making some noise, and people are rightfully freaked out a little bit.  HEIST is accomplished purely in the browser and... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Secure Data Tokenization

Companies that are subject to security audits, such as PCI DSS, could benefit from a solution that takes sensitive information and moves it from their web servers to the enterprise edge or ingress point and thus reduces the exposure of live and regulated data on the internal IT network.     Related Resources: Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Is TLS Fast?

Many web applications are using encryption (TLS) for security, but security typically slows things down.  Is it possible to implement a good TLS solution but still keep the speed you want?  In this video, I dig into the tension... Read more
2 Reviews

New Elliptic Curve X25519 Trips Up ProxySG

Google's introduction of the X25519 threw some enterprise intercept devices for a loop. Here's how full-proxy automatically solves this problem. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Blackhole DNS

Sometimes people ask to visit places that they have no business visiting.  And, sometimes that craziness must be stopped.  Did you know you can load up an iRule and redirect DNS traffic based on the requested domain name?  Did you... Read more
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Tuning the TCP Profile: Part Three

Since February I've walked you through most of the TCP profile configuration page. This month I'll finish this tour. As I said previously, when I refer to "performance" below, I'm referring to the speed at which... Read more
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SSL Labs Best Case Grades for Older TMOS Versions

Aspiring for that A rating on Qualys SSL Labs? F5er Brandon Frelich went to work to determine the best case scenarios for older versions of TMOS. Quite an engaging project, hopefully you enjoy reading through it as much as I did. For more info on... Read more
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The DROWN Attack: Another SSL Vulnerability

We all know that SSLv2 is supremely broken and not recommended for use on any network, but (surprisingly or not) it's still being used on many web servers today.  One of the reasons it's used is that many servers offer a wide array of... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Using an F5 iApp to Install and Configure VMware Horizon with View on Nutanix

Welcome to the second post in my series about realizing the benefits of using F5 technology with hyper-converged infrastructure such as the Nutanix hyper-converged platform. Last month, I walked you through the simple process of installing BIG-IP... Read more
2 Reviews

Thales Security et F5 pour du FIPS et la gestion des clés SSL

Gestion des clés et conformité FIPS sont des problématiques importantes à traiter par nos RSSI. Pour cela, F5 s'appuie sur des solutions majeures et reconnues pour adresser ces points. Read more
1 Review

Implementing Lightweight East-West Firewalls with F5

In 2005, perpetual diva Miss Piggy portrayed all four of the directional witches (North, South, East and West) in Jim Henson’s Muppet’s Wizard of Oz. Despite a vigorous and, occasionally violent, performance, she was snubbed at the Academy Awards,... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Full examples of iControlREST for device and application service deployment

Examples of the use of iControlREST for device and application service provisioning. In particular, we describe example workflows, and we dive into the management of iApp services and templates using iCR. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

一般企業向けのF5 DDoSリファレンス アーキテクチャ

今回投稿されたブログは、F5ネットワークスのテクノロジー・エバンジェリストであるDavid Holmesのブログ投稿「The F5 DDoS Reference Architecture - Enterprise Edition」を元に、日本向けに再構成したものです。 DDoSによる攻撃は依然として続いており、現在でもDDoS攻撃に対する防御は重要課題であり続けています。すでにこのDevCentralでは、グローバル金融機関向けのDDoSリファレンス... Read more
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グローバル金融機関向けのF5 DDoSリファレンス アーキテクチャ

今回投稿したブログは、F5ネットワークスのテクノロジー・エバンジェリストであるDavid Holmesのブログ投稿「The F5 DDoS Reference Architecture - Global FSI Edition」を元に、日本向けに再構成したものです。以下は、David Holmesの個人的体験談に基づいています。  皆さんは、ジョージ・クルーニー主演の「マイレージ、マイライフ(原題:Up in the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Crypto Offload

If you aren't encrypting all your web application traffic, then you soon will be. And, with all that encrypted traffic flowing to/from your web servers, you have the unenviable task of encrypting and decrypting it all. Well, you can overwhelm your web servers with the task of encrypting/decrypting everything, or you can let the BIG-IP do it all for you... Read more
1 Review

WhiteBoard Wednesday: SSL Renegotiation

We all know that a client and a server have to negotiate a connection before they can talk securely via HTTPS. But, did you know that, in some cases, that same client and server will need to "renegotiate" their secure connection while they are still talking securely? In this video, John talks about SSL renegotiation and covers a new feature in the BIG-IP that helps protect web servers from potential asymmetric DoS attacks. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Load Balancing VMware's Workspace Portal/Identity Manager with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

You can find the updated load balancing guide for VMware Workspace Portal/Identity Manager here. Stay tuned for a future post on how to securely access Workspace Portal/Identity Manager using BIG-IP, which will include secure proxy access... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews