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Together, we’re rising to the challenge

People around the world continue to face difficulties unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Organizations in all industries are tackling accelerated digital transformation and business resiliency challenges. Familiar ways of living and working have—out of necessity—evolved. And as we begin to navigate our way forward, technology continues to be a lifeline that keeps us all connected. Now more than ever, we’re relying on digital code as well as our human code—doing the right thing for one another—to envision new possibilities for what comes next. Together—with courage and care—we can build the next generation of products, services, and solutions to help the world evolve toward a reality we never could have imagined before.

Wherever you are in your COVID-19 response efforts—needing to respond quickly to new connectivity and security requirements, determining how best to resume “business as usual,” or innovating in response to changing customer needs—we’re here to help. 

Free software and services to help those on the front lines

Healthcare, nonprofit, and educational organizations are taking heroic steps to keep us safe during this global crisis. We want to help keep them safe from security and technology challenges so they can stay focused on doing their essential work.

If you’re in the healthcare, nonprofit, or educational sectors contact us for more details.

Keep applications secure

Make sure applications used by remote employees or learn-from-home students are secure with a six-month free trial of Essential App Protect.

Scale quickly in the cloud

If you’re having difficulty keeping up with increased app demand, enable load management in the cloud with up to six months of free BIG-IP Virtual Edition solutions on AWS or Microsoft Azure.

Guard against cyberattacks

Protect your remote students or nonprofit, healthcare, and governmental workforce from targeted cyberattacks with free managed security services from Silverline.

Handle increased demand

With exponentially more employees, students, and community partners needing to access your website, scale with one free year of NGINX Plus.

Protect access to apps and data

Keep employees productive and secure with a free 45-day BIG-IP trial, including Access Policy Manger (APM), or a 45-day capacity upgrade to APM. This offer is for nonprofit customers only.

Get up to speed, fast

You’re under pressure to set up secure, remote access ASAP. We’re here to help. Get free guidance from F5 Professional Services for all BIG-IP APM products, plus free training and learning resources.

DevCentral COVID-19 resources

DEVCENTRAL

Get community support

DevCentral is an online community of technical peers dedicated to learning, exchanging ideas, and solving problems - together. Since many of us are now required to work from home—which often isn’t easy—the last thing we want you to worry about is technical issues.

Go to DevCentral ›

Technical support for COVID-19

ASKF5

Get technical support

AskF5 is a one-stop resource for technical support, downloads of software and patches, documentation, and certification programs. We’re here to provide 24x7 customer support to help you respond to rapidly changing security, cloud, software, and hardware requirements.

Go to AskF5 ›

F5 Labs threat intelligence resources

F5 LABS

Get threat intelligence

F5 Labs processes app threat data from F5 and our partners into actionable intelligence. As business across the world shift to remote work, cybercriminals know that VPNs are in high usage. We’re also seeing an uptick in malware and phishing attempts using COVID-19 scare tactics.

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HOW OUR CUSTOMERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our customers around the world are taking bold action to keep employees safe while continuing to provide essential services. We’re proud to support their efforts.

Making sure shelves are stocked

To keep essential products and materials moving across Canada and the northern U.S., an historic railway corporation updated its licenses so that all 12,000 employees could keep freight on track while working remotely from home.

Saving lives while protecting staff

In addition to those on the frontline of patient care at one of the top-rated hospitals in the U.S., thousands of staff needed to work remotely behind the scenes to keep systems running smoothly, so VPN access was rapidly scaled from 2,500 to 13,000 users.

Protecting customer data

Based in Italy, a global banking and financial services company moved quickly to protect its customers’ data—and nearly 100,000 employees’ health—as the pandemic spread across the country, strengthening security to support remote work.

Responding by innovating

With millions of Americans working, learning, and sheltering in place at home, a Fortune 500 energy company—in keeping with its reputation as an innovator—migrated to a virtual platform to support all 11,000 employees in working remotely.

SCALE CAPACITY FOR REMOTE ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY

App availability

If you’re concerned about app availability and performance, learn about several optimizations that you can implement now.

DNS preparedness

As we continue to weather this global crisis together, validating DNS preparedness becomes a key piece of the puzzle.

Remote access

Are you struggling with capacity to enable secure remote access capabilities? BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) can help.

Load balancing

BIG-IP LTM keeps your websites and apps available and secure—intelligently balancing, delivering, and managing network traffic.

Software-based load balancing

If you don’t have a BIG-IP solution, NGINX Plus is a quick and easy way to protect web applications under high load.

Managed security

Silverline, F5’s cloud-based managed security solutions, can protect your websites, applications, or web servers.

service provider covid-19 resources

SERVICE PROVIDER

Keeping the world connected

Millions of people are working from home, students are learning remotely, and shoppers are ordering products online rather than venturing out to stores. In many ways, service providers are playing a key role in keeping the world connected by providing essential communications services at unprecedented levels.

Learn more ›

banking covid-19 resources

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Keeping financial services secure

As cybercriminals increase their efforts to expose remote worker vulnerabilities—targeting the financial services industry to gain access to sensitive data—only institutions with the most secure digital experiences will be able to fully accommodate new COVID-19-related performance, security, and risk requirements.

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HOW WE’RE HELPING OUR COMMUNITIES

Global Good

F5 is committed to being a force for social good. And during this time of worldwide need, we’re actively seeking out ways to be of service.

Tech for Good: COVID-19 Response Grants

F5 has funded $250,000 in Tech for Good COVID-19 Response Grants to support local nonprofits with their technology infrastructure needs.

STEM Partner Support

In order to provide additional and emergency support to our STEM Education nonprofit partners, we allocated an additional $200,000 in unrestricted grants.

Laptops for Schoolkids

With children learning from home, F5 has donated used laptops to Seattle Education Access for use by kids who can’t afford their own.

Employee-Directed Giving

F5ers based in communities around the world know better than anyone where local help is most urgently needed, so we’re donating $1.6 million to support employee-selected nonprofits.

Responding Globally, Giving Locally

We’re running 29 country-specific giving campaigns to make sure that our financial support is going to local organizations—selected by regional employees— that will have the greatest impact in each community.

COVID-19 Relief Fund and Double Matching

Employee donations, double matched by F5, are split evenly between eight international nonprofits that are providing aid around the world.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE: BE HUMAN FIRST

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global humanitarian crisis. As the virus continues to make its impact felt on a worldwide scale, F5’s Chief Human Resources Officer Ana White and Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer Mika Yamamoto reflect on how to implement wholehearted, human-centered response and readiness efforts that support employees and communities worldwide.

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AT-A-GLANCE RESOURCE LIBRARY

We’ve compiled our latest COVID-19-related resources and guidance into this curated library for easy reference.

 

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