Articles by Frank Strobel

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Published: Feb 15, 2022
The launch of F5 Distributed Cloud Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) represents significant opportunities for our partner ecosystem and joint customers. This new SaaS offering represents the latest evolution in application security and extends our commitment to securing your enterprise apps—including instances where you work with our partners to maximize security and value.
Published: Apr 13, 2021
Organizations know that F5 delivers leading Web Application Firewall (WAF) products, but they might not be as familiar with technology partner Stellar Cyber and their industry-leading Open XDR platform. That will soon change, as the companies have been working hard to smoothly integrate our two offerings.
Published: Jul 1, 2020
If you’re a Fastly CDN user, Shape’s industry-leading log analysis capabilities are just a flip of the switch away. There is zero impact on production traffic, so there is no risk of negative consequences—just straight up information gathering.
Published: Apr 21, 2020
The modern-day network is often made up of an on-premises data center as well as SDNs and public clouds. In such heterogeneous environments, it’s all too easy for the rules and objects associated with the devices that make up the network to proliferate, adding complexity and risk. To help address this, AlgoSec has worked closely with F5 to extend rich visibility and orchestration capabilities across the entire multi-vendor network security fabric.
Published: Oct 10, 2019
Today, "machine" also includes code running independently on devices, APIs, containers, serverless architectures, and of course VMs. Because they are software-defined, these machine types are easily created, changed, and destroyed throughout the day, every day, making software-defined machines an important part of the app development workflow.
Published: May 17, 2019
There’s nothing like a large conference or event to really show you how new technologies and solutions are impacting the real world. And often, the most meaningful interactions are not with vendors or sponsors, but with the attendees—the people responsible for implementing all the exciting new tools that the rest of us work so hard to develop.
Published: Dec 11, 2018
With “machine identities,” we’re simply talking about how to ensure that an automated process can identify itself, and how other automated systems and processes grant the appropriate level of access to relevant resources. This concept is not new. What is relatively new is the scale at which it needs to be implemented.
Published: Aug 13, 2018
One of the interesting things about the cyber security industry is the degree to which vendors essentially wind up on the same side.
Published: Jul 25, 2018
Frank Strobel highlights the role of F5's partner ecosystem in strengthening security, increasing scale and availability, and reducing operational costs.
Published: Mar 9, 2018
With F5 BIG-IP virtual editions, IoT-focused organizations can seamlessly deploy in public or multi-cloud environments with maximum flexibility.
Published: Nov 24, 2015
F5 and VMware are partnering to support you—our customers—by integrating our technologies, products, and services to meet your business needs from the data center to the cloud. We have done so for close to 10 years—an eternity in the high-tech industry.
Published: Oct 10, 2015
Welcome to the second post in my series about the emerging partnership between F5 and one of the leaders in the hyper-converged infrastructure market, Nutanix. Last month, I discussed how this collaboration helps you enjoy all the benefits of...