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The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 1: What is the ASM?

F5's BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is a layer 7 web application firewall (WAF) available on BIG-IP platforms. Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
17 Reviews

Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client – Local DB Auth

In a previous article I wrote about selecting multiple network access resources when using the Edge Client. (https://devcentral.f5.com/articles/select-between-multiple-network-access-resources-with-the-edge-client) The previous article was... Read more
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Security iRules

Ever wonder what iRules have to do with security? Check out these iRules! Enhance Protection from Targeted Attacks HashDos Defender – This iRule guards against Hash collision “HashDoS” attacks through HTTP POST Parameters. By enabling F5®... Read more
1 Review

Configure Toopher 2 Factor Authentication to work with APM

Toopher is a 2 Factor Authentication provider (https://www.toopher.com/) that can be configured to work with the F5 Access Policy Manager for authenticating users.  Please visit the Toopher website to find out more information about all the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client

The recent announcements that web browsers will be removing plugin support means that customers will no longer be able to provide Network Access resources to their end users via the APM web top.  Instead customers will require their end users... Read more
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To Comment or Not to Comment?

Lindsay Hill wrote an article on iRules comments on his site that got me thinking about comments in general. As I prepared to just bring forth some insightful commentary on using comments in iRules, the majority of the quotes I found are actually... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Security Irules 101: Engage Cloak!

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs. They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s time to revisi... Read more
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Security Irules 101: You can’t always get what you want.. or can you?

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs.  They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s tim... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Check Client for APM Browser Components

Every administrator that has designed and configured a policy on the Access Policy Manager (APM) module knows that a lot of time and effort goes into making sure your users will be able to get the access they need.  A problem that I have run... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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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iControl REST: Working with Pool Members

Since iControl REST is the new kid on the block, it's bound to start getting some of the same questions we've addressed with traditional iControl. One of these oft-asked and misunderstood questions is about enabling/disabling pool members.... Read more
Average Rating: 4.5
3 Reviews

DNS on the BIG-IP: IPv6 to IPv4 Translation

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 IPv6 translation.  As a reminder, my first four articles are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5... Read more
2 Reviews

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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Blocking Spam with Custom Attack Signatures

I've said it before, I'll say it again: DevCentral is an awesome place to be. Our community is comprised of the best members in the world, and it shows by the way we help each other and care for our collective community. I have a little... 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
2 Reviews

Working with iControl REST Data on the Command Line

I'm still pretty entrenched in "old school" iControl with the soap interface, but with Colin's new series on the iControl REST interface underway, I thought I'd start taking more than a glance. While Colin's sed-fu in his... Read more
1 Review

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
1 Review

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
4 Reviews

Pinhole/Pinpoint DNS

Resident superman and F5er Joel Moses dropped a solution in the wiki several weeks back utilizing an iRule to intercept dns requests and respond with different answers than the name servers would provide. As he states in the wiki entry, one of the... Read more
1 Review

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 10: Event Logging

This is the last article in a 10-part series on the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). The first nine articles in this series are: What is the BIG-IP ASM? Policy Building The Importance of File Types, Parameters, and URLs Attack... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
9 Reviews

Graphing Performance Data with bigsuds

I was asked internally about some performance graphs with python, and while I've done some work with python and iControl over the years, but I've yet to take on graphing. Most of the python scripts I've written output results to the... Read more
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The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 9: Username and Session Awareness Tracking

This is the penultimate article in a 10-part series on the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). The first eight articles in this series are: What is the BIG-IP ASM? Policy Building The Importance of File Types, Parameters, and URLs ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 8: Data Guard

This is the eighth article in a 10-part series on the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). The first seven articles in this series are: What is the BIG-IP ASM? Policy Building The Importance of File Types, Parameters, and URLs Attack... Read more
1 Review

Managing BIG-IP Routes with the Python Bigsuds Library

Perusing the Q&A section of DevCentral a couple days ago, I noticed a question on adding routes from community member Richard: Is there a smart way to add a bunch of routes that doesn't mandate manual entry... (The JRahm paraphrase) ... Read more
1 Review

The BIG-IP Application Security Manager Part 7: Geolocation

This is the seventh article in a 10-part series on the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). The first six articles in this series are: What is the BIG-IP ASM? Policy Building The Importance of File Types, Parameters, and URLs Attack... Read more
2 Reviews