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F5 Silverline Managed Services Continues Expansion with New Point of Presence in Canada

Published May 05, 2020

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Rob Gruening
F5 Networks
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r.gruening@f5.com

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F5 expands global footprint by deploying points of presence in additional geographic locations, making security offerings available to customers in Canada

SEATTLE – F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced a new regional Point of Presence (PoP) in Canada. Today’s announcement is a part of F5’s global expansion of PoPs to additional geographic locations to meet growing customer demand for its Silverline managed security services.

“We are very excited to be able to better serve our Canadian customers by offering efficient and cost-effective solutions that addresses their cybersecurity challenges,” said Pete Brant, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales at F5. “F5’s regional PoP in Canada provides core F5 technologies as managed services that will allow our customers to protect their applications and digital innovations against the most prevalent cyberattacks without the need to hire a team of security experts.”

As the risk landscape continues to expand and evolve, enterprises are often faced with challenges of legacy infrastructure and lack of appropriate skill sets to manage and mitigate different types of threats. According to a survey by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, 71 percent of organizations in Canada reported experiencing a cyberattack in 2019. And with the adoption of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), companies and government agencies are now specifically required to implement and manage security controls, as well as limit sensitive data from crossing Canadian borders.

“Like other developed countries, Canada is experiencing an increase in security incidents leading to business disruptions, data breaches, and fraud,” said Gail Coury, VP & GM, Silverline at F5. “With a local Silverline PoP, we are excited to be able to provide our Canadian customers advanced managed security services that protect their critical applications against cyberattacks cost-effectively and efficiently without latency issues.”

With its global expansion into additional regions, including Canada, Silverline Managed Services continues to provide high-value cloud-based security services, including DDoS Protection, Web Application Firewall, IP Reputation Filtering, keeping applications secure wherever they reside. F5’s Silverline Managed Security Services offerings include:

  • Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF): F5 Silverline WAF is a cloud-based security service built on the NSS Labs-recommended F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager™ (ASM), with 24/7 support from highly specialised security experts to help organizations protect web apps and data, as well as ensure compliance with industry security standards.

  • Silverline DDoS Protection: F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a managed, cloud-delivered protection service that detects and mitigates DDoS attacks in real-time, with industry-leading DDoS attack mitigation bandwidth to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from ever reaching the network infrastructure.

  • Silverline Threat Intelligence: F5 Silverline Threat Intelligence is a cloud-based managed service that blocks malicious activity before it reaches your environment. That increases efficiency by eliminating wasted effort spent processing threat communications.

Availability

The F5 Silverline Managed Security Services offerings are now available in Canada. Please contact a local F5 sales office or email SilverlineSales@F5.com for additional product and service availability information.

To learn more about Silverline Managed Security Services, visit the Silverline page of f5.com.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) powers applications from development through their entire lifecycle, across any multi-cloud environment, so our customers—enterprise businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands—can deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5 is a trademark or service mark of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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