New Security Operations Center improves efficiency, shortens response time, and decreases IT overhead by providing online security capabilities and support
SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced its new Security Operations Center (SOC) facility located at the company’s headquarters in Seattle. The SOC supports customers using the Silverline™ cloud-based application services platform by providing 24/7 access to highly specialized F5 security experts who monitor global layer 4-7 attack activities in real time.
At global enterprises, in-house security teams continuously analyze threats and quickly respond to discovered malware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) activities. Doing this effectively is challenging due to the cost and complexity associated with managing security across traditional and cloud environments. It is also problematic for in-house security teams to stay up to date on the latest attacks and protection measures. F5’s Security Operations Center will help solve these issues. The SOC helps organizations by providing a service that is responsive and provides needed visibility and context into security threats from highly specialized security experts. This team of researchers and analysts investigates new attacks throughout the world, and maintains up-to-date information on the latest malware, zero-day, and phishing attacks targeting global enterprises.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE SOC
“Protecting applications and enterprise data in the face of increasingly sophisticated attacks is complex and challenging. As customers deploy more enterprise-grade applications and services across traditional data center and cloud environments, the need for security services has never been greater. The full portfolio of on-premises, cloud, and hybrid security services enabled and managed by the SOC allows our customers to reduce their operational burden without jeopardizing overall application security.”
Julian Eames, EVP of Business Operations at F5
INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS
The SOC is housed within the F5 International Technology Center (ITC) in Seattle. F5 also has ITCs in London and New York, and these facilities give customers and partners the opportunity to evaluate, test, and validate the value of F5 products. Also, the ITCs provide a place to work hands-on with many of the applications developed by F5's partners.
The F5® Silverline™ SOC services are available now to customers worldwide. Please contact a local F5 sales office for additional information.
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. 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.
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