New Silverline services helps enterprises counter application attacks, Zero-day vulnerabilities and other security threats more efficiently and effectively
SINGAPORE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced two key security developments for enterprises to protect their web applications: its new global Security Operations Center (SOC) facility located at the company’s headquarters in the United States and its new cloud-delivered web application firewall (WAF) service. 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. The Silverline Web Application Firewallservice provides quick web application firewall (WAF) implementation and unified, scalable policy enforcement capabilities across dynamic cloud and data center environments.
“Enterprises today face attacks of increasing sophistication and frequency, protecting applications and data is a complex and often costly challenge. 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,” said Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, F5. “Effective response and mitigation requires up-to-date global intelligence that provides visibility into and context around all security threats and protection measures, given the international and constantly-changing nature of attack vectors. The team of highly specialized security researchers and analysts at the F5 SOC delivers this and helps enterprises manage a full portfolio of on-premises, cloud, and hybrid security services.”
The latest addition to the F5 Silverline cloud-based application services platform, the new WAF offering is built on the award-winning capabilities of the company’s BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ product. F5 seamlessly provides leading WAF services in both on-premises and subscription-based cloud offerings. The company’s versatile, easy to deploy WAF solutions let organizations confidently incorporate cloud resources while protecting apps and data from increasingly sophisticated security attacks, risks, and vulnerabilities. Silverline WAF also decreases operational expenses by outsourcing WAF policy management and compliance functions to F5’s specialized SOC resources.
“With web application security needs outpacing the number of qualified WAF experts in the industry, many organizations find themselves insufficiently protected. Silverline solutions expand F5’s fabric-based Synthesisframework to include cloud-delivered services—giving customers the benefit of F5 experts proactively looking after web application protection. This approach effectively outsources the tedium of application security policy creation and maintenance for the customer, with F5’s SOC experts available 24x7 to build, configure, and fine-tune security policies, providing internal personnel the opportunity to focus on other security and business requirements,” said Edwin Seo, Regional Security Architect, Asia Pacific, F5.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER
KEY BENEFITS OF SILVERLINE WEB APPLICATION FIREWALL
The F5 Silverline SOC services and F5 Silverline WAF offering are available now. Please contact a local F5 sales officefor additional information.
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