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DNS Interception: Protecting the Client

Introduction Everything starts with a DNS request. So why not use it to protect the client? With the recent addition of Secure Web Gateway Services to the F5 line up of modules in TMOS 11.5, it provided the ability to access a URL Categorization... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Why an Empty Glass is like a Key Mobile Service Provider Technology

"Speedy Gonzales (1955 short)" by Source (WP:NFCC#4) #MWC15 I was at a restaurant with some colleagues after the day of Mobile World Congress events today in Barcelona. Unfortunately, all the Spanish I learned was from the Warner Bro... Read more
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Mitigating Unwanted Communication On Your Service Network

With so many new and varied devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, and tablets accessing a service provider network, with a 2.9 device per-person average worldwide according to a Sophos survey, it’s no wonder there is Operator... Read more
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Enable Peak App Performance by Reducing Malicious Communication

With so many new and varied devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, and tablets accessing your network, with a 2.9 device per-person average worldwide according to a Sophos survey, it’s no wonder there is concern with supporting... Read more
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DNS Caching

I've been writing some DNS articles over the past couple of months, and I wanted to keep the momentum going with a discussion on DNS Caching.  As a reminder, my first five articles are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5 Way:... Read more
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The BIG-IP GTM: Configuring DNSSEC

This is the fourth in a series of DNS articles that I'm writing. The first three are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5 Way: A Paradigm Shift DNS Express and Zone Transfers   The Domain Name System (DNS) is a key... Read more
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DNS Reimagined keeps your Business Online

Whether your services are deployed in a data center or migrated to a hybrid cloud environment, DNS knows where to send your users to their cool new app or favorite social media experience. Invariably DNS points the way to a connected... Read more
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DNS Express and Zone Transfers

This is the third in a series of DNS articles that I'm writing. The first two are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5 Way: A Paradigm Shift DNS Express is a relatively new feature (showed up in v11.1), and it's one of the more... Read more
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F5 Intelligent DNS – Optimizing the Mobile Core

Martin J Brewer, Manager, DNS Product Management F5 has been very active in the service provider footprint for DNS, especially for high performance authoritative or caching resolver functions. In addition to those use cases, now F5 is able to... Read more
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DNS The F5 Way: A Paradigm Shift

This is the second in a series of DNS articles that I'm writing.  The first is: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral.   Internet users rely heavily on DNS, and when DNS breaks, applications break. It's extremely important to... Read more
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Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral

DevCentral is more than a website...it's an awesome tech community where the users and contributors really feel connected and cared for. And that's how it should be. One of the great things about DevCentral is the unique cross-section of... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Surviving Disasters with F5 GTM and Oracle Enterprise Manager

Let's say you have 2 or more Data Centers, or locations where you run your applications.  MANs, WANs, Cloud whatever - You've architected diverse fiber routes, multipath IP routing, perhaps some Spanning Tree gobblygookness... and you... Read more
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F5 ... Wednesday: Bye Bye Branch Office Blues

#virtualization #VDI Unifying desktop management across multiple branch offices is good for performance – and operational sanity. When you walk into your local bank, or local retail outlet, or one of the Starbucks in Chicago O'Hare,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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In the Cloud, It's the Little Things That Get You. Here are nine of them.

#F5 Eight things you need to consider very carefully when moving apps to the cloud. Moving to a model that utilizes the cloud is a huge proposition. You can throw some applications out there without looking back – if they have no ties to the... Read more
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Keep the Old, In With the New

For decades, the infrastructure needed to keep your public-facing websites online has had a relatively simple design. After all, it was all contained in one or a few datacenters under your control, or under the control of a contractor who did your... Read more
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DNS Architecture in the 21st Century

It is amazing if you stop and think about it, how much we utilize DNS services, and how little we think about them. Every organization out there is running DNS, and yet there is not a ton of traction in making certain your DNS implementation is... Read more
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Let me tell you Where To Go.

One thing in life, whether you are using a Garmin to go to a friend’s party or planning your career, you need to know where you’re going. Failure to have a destination in mind makes it very difficult to get directions. Even when you know where... Read more
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F5 Friday: Infoblox and F5 Do DNS and Global Load Balancing Right.

#F5Friday #F5 Infoblox and F5 improve resilience, compliance, and security for global load balancing. If you’re a large corporation, two things that are a significant challenge for your Network Administrators’ are DNS management and Global Lo... Read more
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BIG-IP Configuration Object Naming Conventions

George posted an excellent blog on hostname nomenclature a while back, but something we haven’t discussed much in this space is a naming convention for the BIG-IP configuration objects. Last week, DevCentral community user Deon posted a question... Read more
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F5 Friday: Cookie Cutter vApps Realized

An architectural solution to the challenge of IP-address dependency. A rarely mentioned obstacle when attempting to duplicate or migrate enterprise-class applications is IP-dependency. Not just topological dependencies that are easily... Read more
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F5 Friday: A Single Namespace to Rule Them All

#vmware An infrastructure architecture that overcomes VMware View concurrency limitations Sheer volume and geographically disparate deployment of VMware View pods can result in a confusing array of locations from which users must choose to... Read more
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F5 Friday: No DNS? No … Anything.

#v11 DNS remains one of the most critical – and necessarily public – services within the data center. Neglect its security at your own peril…. DNS is still like your mom. Too often underappreciated and taken for granted, DNS – like many network... Read more
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F5 Friday: When the Solution to a Vulnerability is Vulnerable You Need a New Solution

#v11 Say hello to DNS Express You may recall we recently expounded upon the need for the next generation of infrastructure to provide more protection of critical DNS services. This is particularly important given recent research on behalf of... Read more
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GTM Classless Classes

I love ingenuity.  DevCentral community member wassim asked a question a little more than a month ago that has been asked several times before: How do you build a class in GTM so you don’t have to use a hoard of if statements to account for... Read more
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