Application Guides show you how F5 solutions integrate and interoperate with leading applications. F5 engineers have worked directly with many of the world’s largest software vendors to design, deploy, and manage integrated network infrastructures tailored to their specific third-party applications.

 

Using a road-tested architecture supported by well-documented best practices for deployment, Application Guides help your applications and F5 products work better together.


LATEST APPLICATION GUIDES

IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Management | Overview

The F5 Application Ready Solution for Maximo, a Ready for Tivoli certified architecture for accelerating Maximo installations, turns your network into an agile infrastructure for application delivery.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 | Overview

F5 has developed a flexible and forward-looking application delivery network for SharePoint 2010 that drives your business ahead. F5 tackles application delivery challenges at the core - right where your network, storage, servers, and security come together.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 | Overview

F5 has all the tools to help organizations optimize their entire network and achieve a truly dynamic infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange Server. From providing custom-built Exchange application templates to optimizing and securing Exchange 2010 traffic over the WAN, ensures maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work.

Oracle WebLogic Server | Overview

With the proven compatibility of F5 Networks BIG-IP application delivery networking device and the WebLogic server from BEA, organizations benefit from a solution that is secure and scalable, providing intelligent, optimized performance and the highest availability for today's enterprise applications. Updated for WebLogic 10.

Oracle Database | Overview

F5's Application Ready Solution for Oracle Database offers improved operations and agility at the database tier and faster data replication over the WAN. With F5, IT can deliver an application and database architecture that optimizes user experience and data integrity on a global scale, while also providing end-to-end protection to secure data and the business.


ALL APPLICATION GUIDES

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BorderWare MXtreme | Overview

By combining the stateful fail-over of BorderWare's MXtreme Mail Firewall with F5's BIG-IP devices, organizations achieve unprecedented levels of email availability, reliability, scalability, and security. With this unique solution, email systems now benefit from high availability load optimization that had been previously dedicated only to other business-critical applications.


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CA eHealth Performance Manager | Overview

CA and F5 have partnered to ensure that CA eHealth interoperates with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager and BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager, helping assure that applications are always available, fast, and secure.

CA SiteMinder | Overview

Many customers have deployed identity and access management solutions to deliver secure application access for internal users and would like to extend access to remote users on home computers, kiosks, and other devices. The FirePass controller can authenticate users against a CA SiteMinder server and then present the session cookie provided by the server to Web applications on the internal network. Thus, a user only enters credentials once and can remotely access any authorized internal web application.

Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 | Overview

The BIG-IP device provides high availability load balancing, administration, management, security, and extensibility for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 deployments utilizing their state synchronization capabilities. The BIG-IP product also provides the ability to log events to the Check Point NG Management Server utilizing Check Point's OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) interfaces.

Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server | Overview

F5 Networks' BIG-IP devices add significant value to a Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server Web interface extension implementation. And the FirePass SSL VPN provides secure Web-based access to Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server devices and supports automatic downloading and installation of the correct Terminal Services remote-platform client component if it is not currently installed on the remote device.


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EMC Atmos | Overview

F5 ARX helps IT organizations deploy and seamlessly integrate EMC Atmos into their existing storage environments. ARX solutions enable data mobility in the file storage infrastructure which enables organizations to migrate file data without disrupting users and applications.


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IBM Lotus Domino Web Access (iNotes) | Overview

The FirePass controller provides remote users with direct, secure access to internal servers and applications, like Domino Web Access, as easily as from inside the corporate LAN. The FirePass controller includes a mode specifically designed to support Domino Web Access for clients who want to access their email remotely without authenticating to the internal LAN.

IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Management | Overview

The F5 Application Ready Solution for Maximo, a Ready for Tivoli certified architecture for accelerating Maximo installations, turns your network into an agile infrastructure for application delivery.

IBM WebSphere | Overview

IBM and F5 Networks provide a solution that provides security, scalability, intelligent performance, and high availability for WebSphere servers. This integrated solution reduces network complexity, increases efficiency, and improves customer satisfaction, while significantly reducing costs.


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Macromedia (Adobe) ColdFusion MX/JRun | Overview

F5 Networks' BIG-IP product, a uniquely featured, high availability and security solution, adds significant value to Adobe/Macromedia network enterprise server implementations by increasing their performance, providing high availability, and reducing management duties and their associated costs.

Maximizing the Benefits of Deduplication with EMC Data Domain and F5 ARX | Overview

F5 ARX solutions enable companies to maximize their potential cost savings from implementing Data Domain deduplication storage as an archival storage tier. With nondisruptive data migrations and automated management policies, ARX solutions seamlessly integrate Data Domain systems into existing storage infrastructures and reduce the cost and complexity of managing data across a multi-vendor, multi-platform tiered storage environment.

Mercury Topaz | Overview

Through F5's iControl API, F5 integrates Mercury's Topaz application performance management solutions with its Application Delivery Networking products to receive information, such as alerts and performance data, to affect traffic management decisions, and to provide maximum application uptime and performance.

Microsoft .NET | Overview

All of F5 Networks' IP Application Switches and networking products are now .NET enabled. Now, applications and services using Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework can communicate with and influence the behavior of the underlying network in a variety of functions; from a local and global load balancing and traffic management perspective, to a content delivery and fulfillment infrastructure, or both.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 | Overview

F5's comprehensive Application Ready Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 allows organizations to easily provide additional performance, security and availability, to ensure maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work. F5 has all the tools to help organizations optimize their entire network and achieve a truly dynamic infrastructure for Exchange Server 2007.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 | Overview

F5 has all the tools to help organizations optimize their entire network and achieve a truly dynamic infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange Server. From providing custom-built Exchange application templates to optimizing and securing Exchange 2010 traffic over the WAN, ensures maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work.

Microsoft Exchange/Outlook Web Access 2003 | Overview

F5 Networks' BIG-IP product, a uniquely featured, highly available and secure solution, adds significant value to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 implementations by increasing performance, ensuring mission-critical availability, and reducing management duties and associated costs. The FirePass controller also provides features specifically designed to extend access to Exchange email without requiring the client to be running Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) | Overview

F5 Networks' BIG-IP application traffic manager provides superior, high availability firewall load balancing, administration, management, and security for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) deployments. Organizations deploying the BIG-IP product with Microsoft's ISA benefit through enhanced performance, security, uptime, and scalability.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 | Overview

F5’s Application Ready Solution enables a scalable and highly available platform for Lync Server that enables the highest levels of reliability and the best possible end user experience.

Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MMIS) | Overview

By combining F5's Application Delivery Networking devices with Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MMIS), mobile computing solutions delivering applications based on the .NET Framework experience continuous uptime, increased performance, enhanced security, and greater scalability.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 | Overview

Microsoft and F5 have collaborated on a highly effective way to intelligently direct traffic for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 Enterprise Edition with the F5 BIG-IP application traffic management device. Microsoft and F5 have conducted extensive interoperability testing between the BIG-IP system and Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005. The resulting solution enables customers to achieve higher uptime and better scalability, while increasing the return on investment of their infrastructure.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 | Overview

F5 has specifically developed and tested a comprehensive Application Ready Solution that enhances the security, availability and performance of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployments, whether it's over the LAN or across a global WAN. F5 has a complete suite of application infrastructure technologies that can help simplify infrastructure and management, reduce costs and increase ROI, and improve security for SharePoint Server 2007 deployments.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 | Overview

F5 has developed a flexible and forward-looking application delivery network for SharePoint 2010 that drives your business ahead. F5 tackles application delivery challenges at the core - right where your network, storage, servers, and security come together.

Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 | Overview

With advanced optimization features, the BIG-IP system provides impressive performance enhancements for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 deployments, improving application response time by over 120%. The F5 FirePass controller SSL VPN offers remote users this same level of performance and secure access to the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 network, from any device in any location.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including IIS, Windows Terminal Services) | Overview

F5 has worked with Microsoft during the beta cycle and beyond to ensure a high level of interoperability and optimization with the entire Windows Server 2008 platform, including new versions of industry-standard applications like Windows Terminal Services and Internet Information Services (IIS). F5's Application Ready Solution for Windows Server 2008 not only helps optimize end-to-end performance, availability, and scalability for Windows Server 2008 deployments, but reduces the costs associated with deployment, management, and operation.


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NetApp StorageGRID | Overview

F5 ARX helps IT organizations deploy and seamlessly integrate NetApp StorageGRID into their existing storage environments. ARX solutions enable data mobility in the file storage nfrastructure which enables organizations to migrate file data without disrupting users and applications.


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Oracle 10g | Overview

F5's Application Ready Solution for Oracle Application Server 10g provides a unique and comprehensive application delivery platform that greatly enhances the productivity and agility of both the Oracle applications and the organizations who rely on these devices.

Oracle Database | Overview

F5's Application Ready Solution for Oracle Database offers improved operations and agility at the database tier and faster data replication over the WAN. With F5, IT can deliver an application and database architecture that optimizes user experience and data integrity on a global scale, while also providing end-to-end protection to secure data and the business.

Oracle E-Business Suite 11i | Overview

With F5 Networks’ solutions and the Oracle® E-Business Suite 11i, organizations can achieve high availability, scalability, optimal performance and enhanced security for enterprise applications and services. With the multi-tiered architecture of Oracle E-Business Suite, F5 Networks Application Delivery Networking devices provide a secure, fast, and highly available platform for Oracle 11i deployments.

Oracle E-Business Suite 12 | Overview

F5’s Application Ready Network for Oracle E-Business Suite optimizes application performance, ensures availability, and increases user productivity with a comprehensive solution designed and tested specifically for Oracle E-Business Suite.,x-default

Oracle WebLogic Server | Overview

With the proven compatibility of F5 Networks BIG-IP application delivery networking device and the WebLogic server from BEA, organizations benefit from a solution that is secure and scalable, providing intelligent, optimized performance and the highest availability for today's enterprise applications. Updated for WebLogic 10.

Oracle9i Application Server | Overview

Oracle and F5 Networks have validated the interoperability between F5's BIG-IP application traffic management solution and Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9i AS). Customers running Oracle9i AS benefit from the BIG-IP solution by achieving unmatched scalability and high availability for their Web services and applications.


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PeopleSoft Enterprise Applications | Overview

F5 has designed and painstakingly tested a comprehensive Application Ready Solution infrastructure for PeopleSoft Enterprise applications, ensuring your organization achieves maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work.


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Quest Software SharePlex | Overview

F5 Networks and Quest Software are helping enterprises maximize the efficiency of their networks with a joint solution that provides security, high availability, and reduced administration for their application management solutions. Integrating F5 products and Quest Software's SharePlex provides enterprise organizations with a complete load balancing, synchronization, and fail-over solution for local and globally distributed applications that use Oracle databases.


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RSA SecurID | Overview

F5's FirePass controller enables organizations of any size to provide secure remote access to employees, partners, and customers, while significantly lowering support costs associated with legacy client-based VPN solutions. Using the FirePass controller with RSA SecurID two-factor authentication provides organizations with extremely secure and ubiquitous remote access to the corporate network.


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SAP and F5 | Overview

With F5's SAP Application Ready infrastructure, tested and validated at SAP, organizations can achieve a secure, fast, and available network infrastructure that reduces the total cost of operation and increases ROI. F5 provides an adaptable network framework for SAP deployments that allows organizations to ensure quality of service and manageability, apply business policies and rules to content delivery, and remain flexible to future application and infrastructure changes to protect their investments.

Siebel and F5 | Overview

Oracle|Siebel and F5 Networks have created a solution for the successful delivery of versions 7 through 8 of Siebel Business Applications with F5's BIG-IP Application Delivery Networking system. The BIG-IP system is the only 3rd party traffic management product to be a Siebel Supported Platform for version 7.8. F5 and Siebel have developed integration with the BIG-IP system that automates much of the BIG-IP device configuration with Siebel 7.7 and 7.8, saving time and reducing errors. F5's Siebel 8 solution has been validated by Siebel.,

Symantec WholeSecurity Confidence Online | Overview

When the FirePass controller is integrated with the Symantec's WholeSecurity Confidence Online Server, the security perimeter is extended to where organizations need protection the most - at the endpoint. Organizations using the FirePass controller with the Symantec Confidence Online server provide their employees and partners flexible access to the network without sacrificing security.


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TrendMicro Interscan | Overview

When F5 Networks' BIG-IP product, a uniquely featured, high availability and security solution, is combined with Trend Micro InterScan anti-virus products, enterprises benefit from a scalable, secure solution that provides high performance, comprehensive protection against viruses, and easy to use management tools to help monitor and control the type of information that enters or leaves via the gateway.


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VMware View | Overview

F5 has developed, tested and documented a comprehensive application delivery networking solution for VMware View versions 2, 3, 4 and 4.5. This Application Ready Solution Guide provides an overview of the value that F5 brings to View for Performance, Availability, Security and Optimization. F5 enables delivery of the best possible end-user experience for both local and remote VMware View virtual desktop users.