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Interop2013: F5 Certification Program

I catch up with F5 Certification Manager Ken Salchow to talk about how the Certification Program has grown over the last year since the announcement at Interop 2012. Ken discusses the new exams, his certification philosophy and how this all fits... Read more
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Inside Look: BIG-IP ASM Botnet and Web Scraping Protection

I hang with WW Security architect Corey Marshall to get an inside look at the Botnet detection and Web scraping protection in BIG-IP ASM. LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_846028');   ps Related: F5's YouTube... 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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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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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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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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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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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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Oracle OpenWorld 2011: BIG-IP ASM & Oracle Database Firewall

I visit again with Chris Akker, F5 Solution Architect to learn more about the BIG-IP ASM and Oracle Database Firewall integration. Demo included. Secure and protect both the web and database tiers. ps Related: Oracle OpenWorld 2011 -... Read more
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F5 Case Study: WhiteHat Security

Founder & CTO of WhiteHat Security, Jeremiah Grossman talks about the F5/WhiteHat partnership, the benefits of the WhiteHat Sentinel & BIG-IP ASM integration, the sophistication level of some of the recent attacks/breaches reported in the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Zero-Day Apache Exploit? Zero-Problem

#infosec A recently discovered 0-day Apache exploit is no problem for BIG-IP. Here’s a couple of different options using F5 solutions to secure your site against it. It’s called “Apache Killer” and it’s yet another example of exploiting not a... Read more
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F5 Friday: If Only the Odds of a Security Breach were the Same as Being Hit by Lightning

#v11 AJAX, JSON and an ever increasing web application spread increase the odds of succumbing to a breach. BIG-IP ASM v11 reduces those odds, making it more likely you’ll win at the security table When we use analogy often enough it becomes... Read more
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Security in the Cloud. Developers, About Face!

There is a theory in traditional military strategy that goes something along the lines of “take land, consolidate your gains, take more land…” von Moltke the Elder found this theory so profound that he suggested a defender could trade land fo... Read more
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Window Coverings and Security

Note: While talking about this post with Lori during a break, it occurred to me that you might be thinking I meant “MS Windows”. Not this time, but that gives me another blog idea… And I’ll sneak in the windows –> Windows simile somewhere, no... Read more
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F5 Friday: Expected Behavior is not Necessarily Acceptable Behavior

Sometimes vulnerabilities are simply the result of a protocol design decision, but that doesn’t make it any less a vulnerability An article discussing a new attack on social networking applications that effectively provides an opening through... Read more
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F5 Friday: Two Heads are Better Than One

Detecting attacks is good, being able to do something about it is better. F5 and Oracle take their collaborative relationship even further into the data center, integrating web application and database firewall solutions to improve protection... Read more
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How To Limit URI Length Without Recompiling Apache

Use network-side scripting, of course! While just about every developer and information security professional knows that a buffer-overflow exploit can result in the execution of malicious code not many truly grok the “why”. Fortunately, it’s not... Read more
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F5 Friday: It is now safe to enable File Upload

Web 2.0 is about sharing content – user generated content. How do you enable that kind of collaboration without opening yourself up to the risk of infection? Turns out developers and administrators have a couple options… The goal of many a... Read more
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Defeating Attacks Easier Than Detecting Them

Defeating modern attacks – even distributed ones – isn’t the problem. The problem is detecting them in the first place. Last week researchers claimed they’ve discovered a way to exploit a basic security flaw that’s used in software that’s in... Read more
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Out, Damn’d Bot! Out, I Say!

Exorcising your digital demons Most people are familiar with Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. Of particularly common usage is the famous line uttered repeatedly by Lady Macbeth, “Out, damn’d spot! Out, I say” as she tries to wash imaginary... Read more
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Are You Scrubbing the Twitter Stream on Your Web Site?

Never never trust content from a user, even if that user is another application. Web 2.0 is as much about integration as it is interactivity. Thus it’s no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are including a feed of their recent... Read more
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Are You Scrubbing the Twitter Stream on Your Web Site?

Never never trust content from a user, even if that user is another application. Web 2.0 is as much about integration as it is interactivity. Thus it’s no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are including a feed of their recent... Read more
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Why Is Reusable Code So Hard to Secure?

Being an efficient developer often means abstracting functionality such that a single function can be applied to a variety of uses across an application. Even as this decreases risk of errors, time to develop, and the attack surface necessary to... Read more
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