Users now operate outside of offices, in various locations with various devices, connecting to corporate applications that reside on-premises and in various cloud environments. So you need zero trust security to simplify access management and ease the friction of application access for users.
An F5 identity-aware proxy plays a central role in your zero trust architecture. It focuses on identity and access at the application layer rather than the network layer, and it centralizes authentication and authorization controls.
The solution reduces complexity with single sign-on (SSO), ensures user device security before allowing access, and grants access based on context from a multitude of attributes like time, user location, and application risk level to provide a seamless but secure user experience.
The F5 solution integrates with Identity as a Service (IDaaS) partners such as Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, and Ping Identity to connect on-premises or data center applications.