F5 Blog

Detecting Fraud in Digital Workflows Requires More than Data

The industry saw nearly 250,000 attempts of credit card fraud in 2019. That breaks down to about one attempt every two minutes. Detecting fraud today requires a correlation of data, collected from as many points in the digital workflow as possible, and the ability to analyze it at speeds far greater than manual data processing can offer.

Enhancing the User and Administrative Experience with Secure Hybrid Access

This fusion of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Azure Active Directory means support for identity federation, centralized user access (via single sign-on), and increased application security (via multi-factor authentication) for mission-critical applications as well as cloud-based and SaaS apps. This approach simplifies setup and deployment, reduces management overhead, and enhances the overall administrative experience.

Hispanic Heritage Month in 2020

Lupita Vallejo: Mexico is a country rich in culture, language, music, artifacts, and far more. We are more than our world-renowned food, historic landmarks, and perfect weather. What really defines my Mexico is something far more important: the people.

Slow is the new Down

The central problem with measuring site performance today can be summed up as: "We don't measure the cost of slow. We measure the cost of downtime." Humans tend to work toward what they're measured on. This is not a new concept and, in fact, it's one of the tenets of DevOps and the reason the methodology includes a shift in measurements toward what matters most. Today, that means more than just available—it means fast and reliable too.

Using the Modernizing Government Technology Act to Improve Cybersecurity (Now)

When the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT Act) was signed into law in 2017, its purpose was to provide agencies with funds they can apply to their IT modernization efforts, including those around cybersecurity. Agencies could apply for funding from the Technology Modernization Fund, which was designed to help them move on from legacy systems and invest in agile, transformative technologies. As it turns out, the establishment of the MGT Act has proven even more visionary than anyone could have imagined.

Apps in the Firing Line: The Enduring Power of DDoS Attacks

While there are a multitude of fancy new cyber-attacks that can disrupt and harm, it is a distinctly “old school” threat that remains among the most prominent (and disruptive).

Application Modernization: When Rewrite is Better than Refactor

One of the biggest impacts of digital transformation is the disruption to application development. Historically, the introduction of new architectures into app development generally takes several years before it kicks into high gear and sees mainstream adoption.

At U.S. Federal Agencies, the Time is Right for Zero Trust

Nearly half of federal government IT executives reported that their agencies are shifting toward identity-centered, or Zero Trust, security strategies to protect their digital resources. The accelerated use of this model coincides with the growing realization that traditional methods to secure a network’s perimeter are no longer sufficient.

Should TIC 3.0 Guidance Change Your Security Approach?

The Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative’s 3.0 guidance marks an excellent opportunity to review your security approach. Because of evolving threats, federal government security experts know it’s important to stay vigilant. While technology changes, the ultimate goal remains the same—to protect your agency, partners, and customers.

Consistently Control Access to Multi-Cloud Applications with F5 Access Manager and Equinix

The issue of remote access has become a priority as our response to the pandemic continues to encourage, if not require, working from "anywhere but the office." The first wave of remote access concerns was focused on users. How do they access ...