BIG-IP Service Proxy for Kubernetes (BIG-IP SPK)

BIG-IP SPK gives multi-protocol ingress/egress signaling control, security, and visibility for cloud-native 5G, supporting the transition from 4G.

Use Cases

BIG-IP SPK is unique in bringing critical network capabilities to a Kubernetes environment, meeting the demands of a service provider network. It supports ingress/egress control for 4G and 5G signaling, while adding needed security and visibility.

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Advanced Web Application Firewall

5G cloud-native infrastructure

Signaling control and visibility


Advanced Web Application Firewall

Multi-protocol 4G and 5G signaling

Maintain 4G and transition to 5G

Advanced Web Application Firewall

Visibility and control for MEC deployments

Enterprise app traffic management


Advanced Web Application Firewall

Critical cloud security

Protection for network functions

How it Works

BIG-IP SPK can be deployed as a Kubernetes resource within each cluster, supporting signaling traffic management, load balancing, and security between nodes, becoming part of the Kubernetes orchestration environment.

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5G Success Starts with the Infrastructure

Learn how F5 helps service providers create a cloud-native infrastructure that supports critical vRAN, 5G Core NFs, and new customer applications.

Kubernetes Ingress and Egress control

Carrier-grade ingress/egress control for Kubernetes

Multi-Protocol 4G and 5G Signaling Control

L4 (TCP, UDP, SCTP) and L7 (Diameter, SIP, HTTP/2)

Traffic Security

Protection with per-service secure proxy

Automation and Agility

Embraces Kubernetes patterns for orchestration and configuration


Statistics and analytics for revenue assurance


Use case


Consolidate and Virtualize the S/Gi-LAN/N6 Functions

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Accelerate Your Journey to 5G

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Use case


Multi-Access Edge Compute for Service Providers

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Innovative Architectures Help Service Providers Scale for 5G

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Next Steps

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