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Application Edge Integration: A Study in Evolution

The path that application delivery has taken over the last 20 years is a story of convergent evolution. More specifically, this era has seen the development of multiple delivery technologies that—when looked upon in hindsight—have revealed themselves to be the initial, nascent evolutionary steps towards what is becoming the application edge.

The Edge Use Case You’ve Been Waiting For

Let’s say your cat has wandered off. You can’t find them anywhere and tasty treats are not working their magic today. Then imagine that you could leverage the video doorbells in your neighborhood—i.e., idle compute and processing power from endpoints and nodes at the edge—to find them.

Cybersecurity Executive Order Addresses Recent Attacks and Upgraded Protection for 2021 and Beyond

Stemming from recent attacks, the May 12 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity takes a multi-pronged approach to mitigation. With modern threats, any gap in detecting, reporting, employing timely protections, and ultimately defending an attack can cause a cascading effect of failure. In other words: Attackers only need to be right once. Cybersecurity professionals need to be right all the time.

Edge-a-nomics: How to Monetize your 5G Edge Network

As 5G becomes more widespread, an underlying question remains: How will you be able to monetize your investments? Service providers will need modern edge strategies not only to attract different enterprise verticals, but also to deliver on the promise of 5G—increased bandwidth and lower latency close to end users.

Delivering Zero Trust with Microsoft Azure Active Directory’s Conditional Access and BIG-IP APM

BIG-IP APM and Azure AD combine to enable seamless, secure access to all applications, regardless of where they’re hosted—in the public cloud, as native cloud or SaaS applications, on-premises, in a data center, or in a private cloud. The integrated solution allows employees to securely access all authorized applications, whether those applications support modern authentication standards and protocols or classic authentication methods, such as Kerberos or header-based methods.

Infrastructure is still an attractive attack vector

Cloud computing has long sought to remove the need to deal with infrastructure, with APIs and drag-and-drop configuration tools to help keep those adverse to the network and infrastructure from getting their hands dirty. But we can't just ignore it either, or its profile as a key attack target.

F5 VOLTERRAを使ってマルチクラウド環境で、迅速・簡単かつセキュアにネットワークを構築する方法 〜INTEROP TOKYO 2021 BEST OF SHOW AWARD 審査員特別賞の内容を紹介〜

F5ネットワークスは、Interop Tokyo 2021 ShowNetにおいてEdge as a Serviceプラットフォームを実現するVolterraを提供し、マルチクラウド間にセキュアなネットワークを迅速 に構築し、「BEST OF SHOW AWARD 審査員特別賞」を受賞しました。

Buy, Not Bye

It's an all too common scenario where you're not able to login to an e-commerce site without jumping through hoops (forgotten password, reauthentication, email verification—but which email?). This post explores strategies organizations are implementing to spare authentic human users from all this friction, and avoid the associated lost revenue.

Secure the FDX API to Defend Data in Open Banking

Cybercriminals targeting the financial services sector are focusing more of their attacks on application programming interfaces (APIs). At the same time, different development teams working on multiple applications often use disparate tool sets, pointing to the increasing importance of industry standards. F5 works closely with financial services customers worldwide to implement and secure the APIs driving open banking.

Half the World’s Malware is Now Encrypted

Encryption, while helpful in protecting users’ data privacy, can create serious risks for enterprises if not properly decrypted and inspected for malicious payloads. While no-cost and readily available TLS certificates allow application hosts to cheaply protect their users’ data privacy, bad actors can also hide malware behind a certificate. And it’s becoming increasingly easier for them to do so.

10 Questions to Ask a Bot-Mitigation Vendor

You suspect that you have a bot problem, and—after preliminary investigation—you’ve decided to call in professionals to help reclaim some of your time. You’ve narrowed it down to a few vendors, but how do you decide? Here are some good questions that can give you an idea if a bot mitigation vendor’s solution is the right fit for your environment.

F5 Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

F5 celebrates the contributions that generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, and culture.

Increasing Diversity of Location and Users is Driving Business to the Edge

User, within the context of the application domain, has always referred to the entity that interacts with an application. Just as shifts in application architectures drive changes in the technologies that deliver and secure them, shifts in the definition of user have driven changes in where apps are deployed.

State of Application Strategy 2021: Unpacking the Current and Future State of Application Security and Delivery*

You might have noticed a few changes at F5 over the past year. First, we’re just F5 now. Not F5 Networks. Just F5. Because honestly, we’ve never been centered on the network.

DNS Management Just Got Easier with General Availability of Primary DNS Service on F5 Cloud DNS

As enterprises pursue DNS solutions capable of supporting adaptive applications, they look for solutions that match their need for automation, speed, and ability to respond to infrastructure changes in seconds rather than hours. F5 Cloud DNS promotes modern DevOps practices, helping to speed new application rollouts by adding DNS updates seamlessly into surrounding process elements.

3 Tips for Maintaining a High-Performing App Portfolio

Maintaining a healthy application portfolio is a like maintaining a healthy body. Both are subject to endless stresses and unanticipated conditions. Both require specific care, proactive maintenance, and targeted interventions. Over time, eating right and exercising regularly go a long way toward keeping your day-to-day running smoothly, and the same is true metaphorically for your apps.

Secure Your Apps and APIs. Everywhere.

Every organization wants the same thing from their applications: the best performance for their users and exceptional security to prevent losses and harm. It's a simple concept, but delivering comprehensive security that doesn't slow the speed of innovation isn't easy given the complexities of the modern digital business.

Digital initiatives are evolving at a dizzying pace. A Digital Maturity Assessment helps you find your bearings.

On any journey, knowing where you are is just as important as knowing where you’re going. But for many companies on their digital transformation journeys, the past year was so full of on-ramps, express lanes, forks, and detours that they can no longer locate where they are on the carefully planned roadmap they started out with. In addition, their destination may well be different today from what it was 12 months ago.

F5 Collaborates with NVIDIA to Accelerate and Secure Cloud and Edge Computing

Digital transformation and the associated data generation are threatening to overwhelm the systems and companies that rely on data to create value. Accordingly, organizations are looking for more efficient, modern computing architectures that can support multi-tenancy and deliver applications at data center scale with all the necessary levels of performance and security.

Modernizing our Perspective: Applications versus Experiences

Like Greek and Roman gods, multiple manifestations of the same persona are evident throughout many mythologies. At the core, each incarnation is a new face to an existing persona. A similar reality is true in the digital world; what we call “applications” can often be considered as incarnations of existing functionality.