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NetOps Primer: What are Microservices?

Microservices are coming to a network near you. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents to our State of Application Delivery 2018 survey told us their organizations were exploring microservices as a result of digital transformation initiatives.... Read more
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F5 GTP Firewall - stop intruders at EPC edge

F5 has a portfolio of products and solutions made specifically for Service Providers - S/Gi Firewall, Context-aware Policy Enforcement (PEM), DNS Solutions, Diameter signaling solutions, CGNAT and TCP Optimization... Read more
1 Review

The rising threat of GTP attacks - is your GRX/IPX connection secure?

In today’s world everything seems to revolve around privacy, security and challenges of protecting personal information, Apps, services and network infrastructure from a variety of threats. L7 DoS attacks, credential... Read more
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Handle Over 100 Gbps With a Single BIG-IP Virtual Edition

Learn about how a single BIG-IP Virtual Edition can handle over 100 Gbps using KVM and commodity hardware. The result was generated using Ixia IxLoad. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
7 Reviews

Creating, Importing and Assigning a CA Certificate Bundle

Complex organizations like the Department of Defense can create certificate authority complications. DevCentral walks you through obtaining and creating CA bundles to help reduce impact as security requirements change. Read more
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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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Achieving firewall high-availability in Azure with F5

This article focuses on load balancing firewalls, achieving high availability, and protecting inbound non-HTTPS traffic, as well as outbound traffic in Microsoft Azure Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP Cloud Edition Overview

In this lightboard lesson, Jason covers the upcoming release of BIG-IP Cloud Edition, a BIG-IQ and Per App VE solution to support auto-scaling in your cloud environments. Read more
1 Review

Skies Never Looked So Good With BIG-IP Cloud Edition

DevCentral discusses the upcoming release of BIG-IP Cloud Edition and how you may benefit from scaling lightweight instances of Local Traffic Manager and Advanced WAF. Read more
2 Reviews

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
4 Reviews

SNI Routing with BIG-IP

In the previous article, The Three HTTP Routing Patterns, Lori MacVittie covers 3 methods of routing. Today we will look at Server Name Indication (SNI) routing as an additional method of routing HTTPS or any protocol that uses TLS protocol that... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

The Three HTTP Routing Patterns You Should Know

HTTP is the de-facto application transport layer. The majority of applications and APIs today are delivered via HTTP, regardless of their content (HTML, JSON, XML).  That means most of the scaling going on is focused on scaling HTTP-based... Read more
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Clone Pool Across L3

Starting in TMOS 13.1 you can now perform a “remote” tcpdump using a GRE tunnel.  We can use the same idea of how the "remote" tcpdump feature works (send raw IP packets over GRE) to enable the F5 BIG-IP  “clone pool” feature to... Read more
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Getting In Shape For Summer With BIG-IP Per App Virtual Edition

What happens when you cross a developer with a fitness instructor? You get BIG-IP Per App VE. DevCentral discusses the new per-App instance of BIG-IP providing LTM and WAF functionality wherever your applications reside. Read more
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Intelligent Proxy Steering - Office365

Introduction This solution started back in May 2015 when I was helping a customer bypass their forward proxy servers due to the significant increase in the number of client connections after moving to Office365. Luckily for them, they have a... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

The Three Types of Load Balancing You Meet in the Cloud

Load balancing is (almost) as old as the Internet. From the network layer to TCP to HTTP, incoming packets, connections, and requests are routinely distributed across resources to ensure application performance and availability. The differences... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
3 Reviews

ADFS Proxy on F5 BIG-IP Deployment

F5 BIG-IP version 13.1 can act as your ADFS Proxy, replacing the Web App Proxies (WAP), halving the number of servers required! Read more
2 Reviews

Increased Security With First Party Cookies

HTTP cookies are an essential part of many web based applications, useful for tracking session and state information.  But they can also be exploited to leak information to third party sites using a method known as Cross Site Request... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Microsoft AD FS Web Application Proxy Using F5 BIG-IP

Many users and organizations want the flexibility and convenience of identity federation and Single Sign-On (SSO) from the corporate network to access intranet, extranet, and cloud applications... Read more
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Load Balancing VMware Unified Access Gateway Integration Guide

Using our F5 Integration Guide to deploy BIG-IP LTM with VMware Unified Access Gateway. Read more
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The Power of Source Address

Way back in TMOS v11.3, the “Source Address” field was added to the configurable items on a Virtual Server. While this feature was added to help with one thing, it turns out that it can be used in other creative and powerful ways... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
5 Reviews

OCSP through an outbound explicit proxy

This article explores one method for allowing LTM and APM OCSP requests to pass through an outbound explicit proxy. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

What is HTTP Part VII - OneConnect

In the last article in this What is HTTP? series we finished covering the settings in the HTTP profile itself. This week, we begin the transition to technologies that support, enhance, optimize, secure, and (insert your descriptive qualifier... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
6 Reviews

Webinar: Manage F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet

Webinar-1: introduction to managing F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet Read more
1 Review

Extracting X-Forwarded-For in Node.js

In a perfect world, developers would never need to know how a request go to their app. But we live on the Internet, where end-to-end protocols are used to transport messages across networks that are point-to-point, not end-to-end. Each point is... Read more
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