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Security is central to everything we do—from stopping DDoS attacks before they hit your servers to protecting your applications. Whether you want to go deeper into SSL profiles, understand security-specific iRules, or brush up on current security topics, here’s where you’ll find the latest, most relevant information.

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John Wagnon
Updated 16 hours ago by John Wagnon

Perfect Forward Secrecy allows encrypted communication to stay secure forever. This security feature is available on all newer versions of BIG-IP.

John Wagnon
Updated 2 days ago by John Wagnon
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Learn how to assess your applications using ImmuniWeb and use the results to build a customized security policy in the BIG-IP ASM.

John Wagnon
Updated 2 weeks ago by John Wagnon

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.

Chase Abbott
Updated 3 weeks ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

Following up on our previous article AFM Enhancements In BIG-IP v13, we'll narrow our discussion for this article to Denial-Of-Service (DoS) updates in v13. Architectural changes in BIG-IP's user interfaces allows for increased flexibility...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 weeks ago by Jason Rahm
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New in the v13 release of the BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager is the capability to insert a packet trace into the internal flow so you can analyze what component within the system is allowing or blocking packets based on your configuration of...

Nir Zigler
Updated 3 weeks ago by Nir Zigler
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Today we are reminded that old software can include new and critical security findings. Microsoft IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2 is vulnerable to buffer overflow which leads to remote code execution. This is due to inproper validation of the...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 month ago by John Wagnon
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The number of SSL Transactions Per Second (TPS) that your BIG-IP can handle is important to know as you deploy web applications. In this video, we discuss how the BIG-IP calculates how many SSL TPS you can perform and what you can do if you are getting close to your limit.

Peter Silva
Updated 1 month ago by Peter Silva

As more organizations use APIs in their systems, they've become targets for the not-so-good-doers so API Security is something you need to take seriously. Most APIs today use the HTTP protocol so organizations should protect them as they would...

Chase Abbott
Updated 1 month ago by Chase Abbott

F5 BIG-IP version 13 offers numerous improvements to Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM). Check out the discussion on DevCentral and find out more on version 13.

John Wagnon
Updated 2 days ago by John Wagnon
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Learn how to assess your applications using ImmuniWeb and use the results to build a customized security policy in the BIG-IP ASM.

Chase Abbott
Updated 3 weeks ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

Following up on our previous article AFM Enhancements In BIG-IP v13, we'll narrow our discussion for this article to Denial-Of-Service (DoS) updates in v13. Architectural changes in BIG-IP's user interfaces allows for increased flexibility...

Nir Zigler
Updated 3 weeks ago by Nir Zigler
5 out of 5 stars

Today we are reminded that old software can include new and critical security findings. Microsoft IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2 is vulnerable to buffer overflow which leads to remote code execution. This is due to inproper validation of the...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 month ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

The number of SSL Transactions Per Second (TPS) that your BIG-IP can handle is important to know as you deploy web applications. In this video, we discuss how the BIG-IP calculates how many SSL TPS you can perform and what you can do if you are getting close to your limit.

John Wagnon
Updated 1 month ago by John Wagnon
5 out of 5 stars

Bot activity is something that needs to be monitored and controlled. On one hand, you want the good bots to access your site, but on the other hand you want the bad ones to stay away. The question is, “how do you know the difference?” And the unfortunate answer for many organizations is: “I have no idea.”

Gal Goldshtein
Updated 1 month ago by Gal Goldshtein
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An advisory has been published regarding a critical 0-day Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Apache Struts. The vulnerability resides in the Apache Jakarta multipart parser and is triggered when it tries to parse the Content-Type header of the...

John Wagnon
Updated 1 month ago by John Wagnon
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We are always interested in security at F5, but this month we are taking it a step further and highlighting lots of great security content on DevCentral. From discussing specific F5 security technology to looking back on security trends from 2016 to looking ahead at what's to come in 2017, the month of February on DevCentral will not disappoint!

Chase Abbott
Updated 1 month ago by Chase Abbott
5 out of 5 stars

DevCentral reviews Cipher Rules and Ciphers Groups in BIG-IP v13. Separating Cipher strings from SSL profiles allows us to ease cipher suite management so you can keep current with cryptographic trends and impress your friends.

MegaZone
Updated 1 month ago by MegaZone
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Cipher Suite Practices and Pitfalls It seems like every time you turn around there is a new vulnerability to deal with, and some of them, such as Sweet32, have required altering cipher configurations for mitigation.  Still other users may...

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