F5 Certified Firewall Protects Against Large-Scale Cyber Attacks on Public-Facing Websites


Telecom Lead Team:
F5 Networks, a provider of
Application Delivery Networking, has launched its latest release
of F5 BIG-IP product family that has been certified by
ICSA Labs as a network firewall.


certification will help customers protect their public-facing websites from
cyber attacks. This new network firewall certification rounds out F5’s existing
ICSA Labs’ certifications for its BIG-IP web application firewall and SSL VPN


solution performs comprehensive inspection services to defend against 30+ types
of network and application layer DDoS attacks. In addition, it limits revenue
loss and damage to corporate credibility caused by malicious cyber attacks.


Many of the
world’s largest and most prestigious brands are leveraging F5’s BIG-IP solution
to protect web properties that have substantial traffic levels and are frequent
targets of malicious attacks. An added benefit of our solution is that it
delivers dramatically better
price/performance than traditional firewalls,” said Anil Pochiraju,
managing director, F5 Networks India.


The F5’s
BIG-IP devices support 2.8 million connections per second. Embedded BIG-IP
Application Security Manager integrates with leading web application
scanning tools, Including WhiteHat Sentinel, IBM Rational AppScan, Qualys
QualysGuard WAS, and Cenzic Hailstorm, to help assess and mitigate

F5’s most
recent certification of BIG-IP as a network firewall demonstrates the company’s
commitment to being a security leader in the Application Delivery Controller
space,” said Brian Monkman, technology programs manager at ICSA Labs.

This firewall
solution is part of F5’s comprehensive security architecture that enables
customers to apply a unified security strategy.

The BIG-IP data
center firewall solution is available today with the newest release of BIG-IP
software, version 11.1.

Recently, F5 Networks announced improved live virtual machine migration capabilities for
customers leveraging NetApp unified storage and VMware virtualization


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