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F5 Firewall Like No Other - Bringing Proxy Back

Who doesn’t love a Justin Timberlake reference when talking about security technology? The guy helped bring back the Fedora, which I am pleasantly delighted to see on the heads of hipsters and kids all over the place. In this third and final blog... Read more
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F5 Has A Network Firewall?

It's true...F5 has long been known as the worldwide leader in Application Delivery Controllers, but F5 also scores aces with layer 3-4 security devices as well.  It's no surprise that network security is extremely important in... Read more
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F5 Firewall Like No Other– Application-Centric Logging

F5 has always been an engineering-driven company. Sometimes this frustrates new sales people as they have to learn new technologies and come around to looking at the F5 way of doing things. So of course we made our firewall different, too. We... Read more
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F5 Firewall Like No Other - Ruling the Application

“Vive la différence!” I’ve been here in Europe at our Agility Conference in Monte Carlo (the theme: GO BIG) talking with customers and partners about what makes the F5 firewall different. F5’s European Conference at Monte Carlo Bay,... Read more
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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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Inside Look - BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

If you enjoyed In 5 Minutes or Less: BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager, this is a much deeper dive into the BIG-IP AFM solution.  I introduce BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and have Josh Mendosa, Product Management Engineer, show a... Read more
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In 5 Minutes or Less: BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

I show you the new BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager as part of the BIG-IP v11.3 release in around 5 minutes...or so. LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_355181'); ps Related: SAML Federation with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager:... Read more
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In 5 Minutes or Less: BIG-IP ASM & Cenzic Scanner

I show you in this special extended edition of In 5 Minutes or Less, how BIG-IP ASM is integrated with Cenzic Hailstorm Scanner for complete website protection. From vulnerability checking to detection to remediation, With a few clicks, you can... 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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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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