F5 API Management Solutions

Discover, develop, and deploy APIs across any data center or cloud using simple, fast, and scalable multi-cloud API management solutions from F5.

What is API Management and Why It Matters

APIs are a core building block of cloud-native microservice application development but managing and securing APIs scattered across distributed architectures is a major challenge. By centralizing API management and gateway services, you can safely scale across platforms and development environments to deliver responsive and reliable user experiences.

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How F5 Can Help

APIs are quickly moving to the top of the list of application threat vectors. A lack of consistent API management integrations among developers and platform ops teams, which can be further constrained by inadequate security controls, create unneeded complexity and hidden risk to your organization and customers. Building and managing your APIs needs to be as agile as your applications.

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Explore F5 Solutions

Empowering DevOps and AppDev Agility

Performance and scale for any delivery model


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

NGINX Controller API Management

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

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NGINX API Gateway

Deliver high performance processing of north-south and east-west API traffic in real time with the most trusted API gateway.

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Modern API Architectures

Cloud-native API gateway and management to scale with your microservice applications


Modern API delivery designs are innovative and fluid. F5 offers API gateway and management solutions that adapt to support virtually any deployment model. Solutions built on NGINX and F5 technology separate 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

F5 delivers high performance on the small footprint of NGINX Plus to accelerate and protect your applications.

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NGINX Ingress Controller

NGINX Ingress Controller is synonymous with high‑performing, scalable, and secure modern apps in production.

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Cloud-Native Application Development

Enable automation operations to keep pace with development on any platform


Support your DevSecOps practices by adopting “security as code” declarative policies that integrate with existing pipeline tools. Take the burden off developers so they can focus on delivering features and functionality.

NGINX Controller API Management

Define and publish APIs to any application environment with security, rate limiting, real-time monitoring, and alerting.

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NGINX API Gateway

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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API-Centric Security

Enable security to keep pace with development


F5 API security solutions elevate your DevSecOps practice by adopting “security as code” declarative policies that integrate with existing pipeline tools. Take the burden off developers so they can focus on delivering better code, faster, with every release.

F5 Distributed Cloud API Security

Protect apps and APIs deployed across clouds and edge with proven F5 WAF, Bot, and DDoS protection.

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NGINX App Protect

Deliver API native WAF functionality on the agile footprint of NGINX Plus to protect apps against sophisticated threats.

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Ecosystem Integrations

Connecting 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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Resources

INTERACTIVE DEMO

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Deliver Real-Time APIs with NGINX Controller Interactive Demo

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ARTICLE

ARTICLE

Securing APIs: 10 Best Practices to Keep Your Data and Infrastructure Safe

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INTERACTIVE DEMO

INTERACTIVE DEMO

Put Yourself in the Driver Seat and Try Out F5 Distributed Cloud WAAP Solutions

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EBOOK

EBOOK

How to Deploy NGINX Plus as an API Gateway

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ARTICLE

ARTICLE

Advanced API Security for Kubernetes Containers Running in AWS

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SOLUTION OVERVIEW

SOLUTION OVERVIEW

Protecting Your Web Apps and APIs across Distributed Environments

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Next Steps

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