F5 API Management and Security

F5 API Management and Security

Security, performance, and scale for any delivery model


F5 provides a comprehensive solution that includes API management, high-performance API gateways, and advanced security controls, which creates operational efficiencies. Regardless of your architecture, F5 has the right solution to deliver the speed and security as your applications require.

NGINX Controller

The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.

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Aspen Mesh

Aspen Mesh gives a simpler user experience in the dashboard, making Istio service mesh easier to deploy and monitor.

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API-Centric Security

API-Centric Security

Defend against API specific threats


API gateway security alone is largely inadequate for APIs. APIs need enhanced security. The F5 solution can defend against API-specific risks, inspect API payloads (JSON, XML), enforce schema definitions (Swagger, OpenAPI), and fight denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

NGINX Controller

The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.

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NGINX App Protect

F5 delivers WAF functionality on the small footprint of NGINX Plus to protect apps against sophisticated threats.

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F5 Advanced WAF

The F5 WAF on classic BIG-IP technology provides OWASP Top 10 protection, proactive bot defense, and app-layer encryption.

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Modern API Architectures

Modern API Architectures

Security, performance, and scale for any delivery model 


Modern API delivery designs are innovative and fluid. F5 offers API gateway and security solutions that adapt to support virtually any deployment model. The solution, built on NGINX and F5 technology, separates management and data planes to maximize performance and scale.

NGINX Controller

Let your teams define, publish, monitor, and analyze APIs, while keeping developers in control of API design.

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NGINX Plus

Combine the performance of the leading API gateway with proven security for ingress and side band traffic.

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Empowering DevOps and AppDev

Empowering DevOps and AppDev

Enable security to keep pace with development


The F5 solutions enables your DevSecOps practice by adopting “Security as code” declarative policies that integrate with existing pipeline tools. This takes the burden off developers so they can focus on delivering features and innovating.

NGINX Controller

Define and publish and publish to many environments with security, rate limiting, with real time monitoring and alerting.

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NGINX Plus

Leverage an API gateway providing TLS and rate limiting, to request routing in a service mesh scenario. Manage and secure API traffic alongside regular web traffic.

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Ecosystem Integrations

Ecosystem Integrations

Connect your vendors to API endpoint publishing and security


From NetOps to DevOps, modern app teams need a self‑service, API‑driven platform that integrates easily into CI/CD workflows and identity providers. Accelerate app deployments and make API lifecycle management easier with integrations to your preferred solution provider.

Pulumi

Graduate from orchestrating with configuration files and integrate deployments with true infrastructure-as-code.

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Curity

Manage API access and streamline identity performance without exposing personal identification.

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Ping

Move identity security and enforcement out of the traffic path and keep your API running at full speed.

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