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Integrating Duo Security with F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

Duo Security integrates into F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as a full featured two factor authentication solution and offers inline self-enrollment and an interactive, user-friendly login experience that enables the user to select from a wide...

Working with MasterKeys

Author : Arnaud Fauvel (Obiane – Orange Group – France)   Introduction : As explained in “SOL9420: Installing a UCS file containing an encrypted passphrase”: Passphrases used for configuration items, such as monitors, profiles, and...

Node.js ABC’s - K is for Koa

Node.js is an open source runtime environment for server-side and network based applications.  Node.js contains all the components needed to build a functioning website.  But, you need to think of Node.js as a big tool box.  As with...

Demystifying iControl REST Part 3 - How to pass query parameters and tmsh options

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST (see the resources at the...

LogJams, DHE Parameters, and Other Obstacles to TLS Excellence

If you're presently volunteering to wear the hat of “SSL/TLS Vulnerability Manager”, then you’ve come to the realization that patching one vulnerability often raises others. In wake of revelations about mass surveillance, many of us moved...

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F5Agility15 - The Preview Video

I preview the F5 Agility 2015 conference happening August 4-6 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Agility 2015 will lay the foundation for your business to innovate new paths to success, expand through barriers to growth, and deliver the applications your people need to be successful in their work. ps Related: F5 Agility 2015 F5 Agility 2015 EMEA ...

DevOps 101 - Communication

In my previous article on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology Management Integration Communication and information sharing Collaboration Automation Measurement The Third Pillar The third pillar in the DevOps stack is Communication (and Information Sharing).  Back when DevOps was Development and Operations, the two teams were typically...

F5 provides Zero-Day SSL VPN support for Windows 10 Operating System

BIG-IP APM supports Microsoft Windows 10 the same day it is released!   Support for Windows 10 in APM will be staggered, with BIG-IP v11.5.3 being the first version of F5 APM to offer support. Support will start via an BIG-IP Engineering HotFix made to customers when they go to https://downloads.f5.com. BIG-IP Edge Client and Internet Explorer 11 will support client-based and...

Whiteboard Wednesday: Clustered Multiprocessing

In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, Jason tackles the basics of Clustered Multiprocessing, or CMP. Resources Clustered Multiprocessing White Paper In the age of software defined everything, does your device architecture matter? CMP Overview for TMOS 11.3 CMP Overview for TMOS 9 - 11.2 iRules CMP Compatibility - DevCentral Wiki

F5 in AWS Part 2 - Running BIG-IP in an EC2 Virtual Private Cloud

Hi folks. Previously in this series, we discussed the networking fundamentals of Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Some of the topics we touched on include the impact of the removal of layer 2 access, limits on network elements like the number of interfaces and publicly routable IP addresses, and how to manage routing within your subnets. Today we’ll...

새로운 모바일, 하이브리드 세상의 접근 관리

This post is adapted from Jay Kelley's original entry.    기업 환경에 완전히 새로운 세상이 출현함에 따라 ‘새로운 표준’들과 새로운 기회가 생겨나는 반면, 기업들은 조직 전체에 전광석화처럼 다가올 새로운 도전과제들과 마주하게 되었다.  오늘 날 그리고 미래의 근무환경은 계속해서 모바일 중심으로 나아갈 것이다. 모바일 근로자의 수만큼 모바일 디바이스가 두 세배로 증가하게 될 것이라는 전망은 말할 것도 없는 명백한 사실이다. IDC가 2015년 연말에 이르면 전 세계 노동력의 37%가 모바일 근로자가 될 것이라고 분석하였고 이는 전 세계적으로 13억 명의 모바일 근로자가 올해 안에 생긴다는 뜻이다. 오렌지...

Faster Small Downloads: TCP Early Retransmit and Tail Loss Probe

I’d like to welcome you to a new blog about F5® TCP Express™ in BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM). It will focus on new features and the product’s more subtle behaviors. Today I’ll discuss two improvements introduced in F5® TMOS® 11.6.0 that are meant to work together for small file transfers, or any application where the server sends out small amounts of data over TCP....

Integrating Duo Security with F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

Duo Security integrates into F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as a full featured two factor authentication solution and offers inline self-enrollment and an interactive, user-friendly login experience that enables the user to select from a wide range of authenticators: Duo Push, Duo Mobile, phone callback, SMS passcodes, and even hard tokens. This integration guide was built for BIG-IP Version...

Working with MasterKeys

Author : Arnaud Fauvel (Obiane – Orange Group – France)   Introduction : As explained in “SOL9420: Installing a UCS file containing an encrypted passphrase”:   Passphrases used for configuration items, such as monitors, profiles, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) keys, are stored in the configuration file in encrypted format. The BIG-IP system uses a hardware-key encrypted...

Microservices, State, and the Network

Does moving to stateless microservices eliminate state in the network? One of the ways to increase scalability of services – and applications – is to go “stateless.” The reasons for this are many, but in general by eliminating the mapping between a single client and a single app or service instance you eliminate the need for resources to manage state in the app (overhead) and improve the...

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