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Lightboard Lessons: F5 BIG-IP and OPSWAT MetaDefender Integration

The OPSWAT MetaDefender advanced threat prevention technologies work seamlessly with F5 BIG-IP reverse proxy to scan file uploads for threats prior to web upload... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What Are AEAD Ciphers?

The recent TLS 1.3 protocol mandates Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD) Ciphers for bulk encryption. As web servers and browsers transition to using these ciphers, it's important to know what they are and how they work... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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Lightboard Lessons: Dynamic AFM Policy Selection Based on Geolocation

For some web applications, you need a separate network firewall policy for users from different geographic locations.  Using the power of iRules and VIP-targeting-VIP solutions, you can dynamically select an AFM policy based on source IP geolocation. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Unexpected Side Effects of Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy is a great security feature for web applications, but it can have some unexpected side effects. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy allows encrypted communication to stay secure forever. This security feature is available on all newer versions of BIG-IP. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Breaking Down the TLS Handshake

The TLS handshake is a critical part of secure communications on the Internet today. In this video, we take a minute to break down the details of what goes on during the TLS handshake. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Transactions Per Second

The number of SSL Transactions Per Second (TPS) that your BIG-IP can handle is important to know as you deploy web applications. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: FireEye Egress Solutions with BIG-IP

We all want to protect our web applications from malicious traffic coming in from external sources, but we also want to protect against internal users as well. In a previous Lightboard Lesson, we talked about how FireEye blocks malicious traffic from entering your network. In this Lightboard Lesson video, John explains how FireEye and F5 work together to block malicious traffic from internal users as well... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: FireEye Ingress Solutions with BIG-IP

Most websites utilize https:// encryption to secure traffic to/from their webservers. This is a blessing and a curse...it's a blessing because the traffic is unreadable in its encrypted form. It's a curse because, well, the traffic is unreadable in its encrypted form... Read more
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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
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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

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
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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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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
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