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Get Next-Gen Encrypted Threat Protection with F5 BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator

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Rachael Shah
Published May 28, 2024

It’s becoming increasingly common for organizations to manage multi-faceted app portfolios deployed across their various environments. According to the 2024 F5 State of Application Strategy Report, 88% of enterprises deploy apps across hybrid environments, with nearly two in five organizations operating apps across six different models.

A hybrid model provides flexibility, but it also brings complexity and security risks to the forefront. This is particularly concerning for large enterprises contending with a constantly changing encrypted threat landscape. As cybercriminals leverage tools such as generative artificial intelligence (AI) to evolve ransomware and phishing, which are often concealed within encrypted traffic, security professionals must adopt a simple, secure, and fast approach to encrypted traffic inspection.

To help them tackle this challenge head-on, F5 offers BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator, a modernized SSL/TLS orchestration solution designed to make it faster and easier to implement encrypted threat protection for every app, no matter where they’re deployed.

API-Centric Encrypted Threat Protection with BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator

BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator represents the next-generation evolution of F5’s flagship encrypted threat protection solution, BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator. Designed to be lighter weight and API-centric, BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator simplifies and accelerates the deployment of SSL visibility and orchestration services. Whether for modern, custom, or classic apps, and regardless of their location—be it on premises, in the cloud, or at the edge—BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator is built to handle today’s dynamic app landscape.

Tired of running late to your kid’s baseball game because your boss fired off yet another urgent request to deploy hundreds of apps spread across both AWS and VMware ASAP—all with consistent security policies and specific service chains that dynamically intercept traffic based on company compliance? Or sick of work bleeding into your weekends because you’ve been tasked with integrating encrypted traffic inspection services within the CI/CD pipeline—plus you must painstakingly define every single step in the automation workflow?

BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator empowers teams across SecOps, NetOps, and DevOps to more easily support the day-to-day security operations of complex apps across distributed environments. As a result, you gain back time for what’s most important—getting apps online and keeping them safe, driving innovation, preserving your off-work time, and much more.

Modernized and Optimized Encrypted Traffic Visibility and Orchestration Services

BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator continues to deliver encrypted traffic visibility and orchestration services that organizations worldwide count on for the security of their apps and operations. It maintains the same commitment to customer obsession that BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator has embodied for years and features:

Encrypted threat protection as agile as your business

  • Automate your encrypted threat protection. Fully automate intelligent inspection of both inbound and outbound* encrypted traffic across your security stack for every app, leveraging a declarative, API-first platform.
  • Offload risk. It’s built with SecOps in mind, so you can seamlessly integrate encrypted threat protection as code in the CI/CD pipeline, ensuring comprehensive security oversight is incorporated early on while removing friction throughout app development.
  • Reclaim valuable time. Write a policy once and deploy it instantaneously to multiple locations via API, simplifying deployment across different clouds while ensuring consistent security configurations across apps.

Greater performance, scale, simplicity, and savings

  • Transform day-to-day and business critical tasks. Eliminate the complexities of manually configuring encrypted threat protection, empowering your team to focus on strategic initiatives while knowing your security operations are optimized and your apps are protected.
  • Achieve better results with less effort. Experience a paradigm shift in efficiency by delegating encrypted traffic decryption, re-encryption, and orchestration to a hardened solution, saving precious time and money.
  • Assure high performance. Update configurations in real time and allocate compute resources as demands change, autoscaling to match demand across complex, distributed architectures while ensuring optimal app availability and reduced costs.

Security on your terms

  • Launch now, pay later. Activate essential encrypted threat protection immediately, even before finalizing your licensing agreement, guaranteeing your security requirements can be met immediately.
  • Implement with flexible licensing. Easily transfer licenses across platforms, from virtual to physical workloads, and scale according to app demands, ensuring flexibility and freedom from rigid plans that may no longer work for you.
  • Streamline migrations. Deploy both BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator and BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator side-by-side on F5 rSeries or the F5 VELOS platform, to effortlessly transition to F5 BIG-IP Next using the F5 BIG-IP Next Central Manager Migration Service.

Conclusion

Navigating the complexities of today’s app landscape is more challenging than ever, but you don’t need to struggle through it—and really, you can’t afford to. In the digital era, where apps reign supreme, it’s essential that you embrace a comprehensive, consistent, and agile approach to encrypted threat protection.

Grounded in simplicity, security, and speed, BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator simplifies and expedites the deployment of robust encrypted traffic visibility and dynamic orchestration services to any app, anywhere.

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If you’d like to learn more about how you can be a part of a new era of simple, secure, and fast encrypted threat protection, check out this solution overview and our on-demand webinar, Modernize Encrypted Threat Protection with F5 BIG-IP Next SSL Orchestrator. You can also reach out to your F5 account manager or F5 Sales and visit MyF5.com to start a free trial.

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