Digital transformation changes the data center security landscape and brings the need for shifts in investment. 

Why Fixed-Line, Cable, and Data Center Security Matters

Your customers expect your services to be always available and always secure—and they will seek out another provider if their expectations aren’t met. This makes security crucial for all service providers, especially as the threat landscape evolves. Security should not be implemented as an afterthought. It needs to be built into the network, providing coverage end-to-end and from the ground up.

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How F5 Can Help

F5 security solutions defend the strategic points in your data center, fixed-line, and cable operations. Applying the right controls helps you protect your network and customers, allowing you to build more reliable infrastructure and focus on monetizing new opportunities. Implementing a unified, multi-layer defense to protect your operations helps you gain customer trust. Our software-based solutions are capable of supporting performance exceeding 1.0 Tbps throughput, ensuring massive scalability, and our flexible deployment options keep applications available regardless of architecture requirements.

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Mitigating DDoS Attacks

Multi-tiered DDoS protection is vital


DDoS was the most common service provider attack for three years straight, representing 77% of all incidents in 2019.1 Get the protection that works best for your business based on where your applications are hosted—in the cloud, on-premises, or a mix of both—and how hands-on you want to be. Your solution can evolve over time as application infrastructure protection needs change. F5 offers a multi-layer (L3-L7) DDoS attack protection against all vectored attacks and stops DDoS attacks before they affect your business.


1 F5 Labs: Top Attacks Against Service Providers 2017-2019

Silverline DDoS Protection

Fully managed cloud-based protection detects and mitigates large-scale, SSL/TLS, or app targeted attacks in real time.

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F5 BIG-IP AFM DDoS Protection

Protects against attacks that consume network and app resources and can signal upstream to the cloud-scrubbing service.

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F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall

Protects against Layer 7 app attacks that target CPU or memory and can signal upstream to the cloud-scrubbing service.

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BIG-IP VE for SmartNICs

Increase DDoS absorption capacity by approximately 70x while observing significant TCO savings

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Secure DNS Infrastructure

Security, speed, and scale while ensuring DNS delivery


F5 offers a hyperscale and secure DNS solution for service providers that enables faster web browsing and reduces latency. This improves subscribers’ user experience, leading to reduced churn and increased revenue. Visibility into DNS and applications means that their health, optimization, and protection can be maximized. F5 DNS Delivery secures and scales your infrastructure during high query volume and DNS DDoS attacks—making sure that your apps are highly available between multiple instances and across hybrid environments.

BIG-IP AFM

Protect your network against incoming threats, including the most massive and complex DNS-based DDoS attacks.

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DNS Delivery with BIG-IP DNS

Improve performance and availability of your apps while scaling and securing your DNS infrastructure from DDoS attacks.

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Secure Interfaces and Infrastructure

Prevent malicious attacks from getting into your network


Securing infrastructure is critical, allowing you to maintain control and visibility. F5 can prevent malicious attacks at container ingress by providing security services such as DDoS protection, firewall, and web application firewall (WAF) which can be applied at container ingress, preventing malicious traffic from entering the cluster and impacting your network. 60% of service providers consider applying consistent security policies across all apps to be their biggest challenge; F5’s Gi-LAN solution provides a single platform to manage traffic, security, and application services.

S/Gi-Lan and N6 Firewall

F5 provides unified delivery of S/Gi-LAN/N6 services that properly secures your interface while reducing TCO by 60%.

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BIG-IP CGNAT

Support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses with IPv4 packet encapsulation in an IPv6 tunnel for transit to an external IPv4 destination.

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BIG-IP Service Proxy for Kubernetes (SPK)

Multi-protocol ingress/egress signaling control, security, and visibility for cloud-native 5G to support 4G transition.

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Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh

Harness the speed and scalability of Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G network architectures.

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IoT Security

GSMA estimates that the number of IoT connections will reach 24.6 billion by 2025


IoT devices often have security vulnerabilities that make them easy to compromise. F5 offers a comprehensive security solution that can scale to billions of connected devices and protect against emerging threats, mitigating potential attacks on devices, sensors, core network resources, DNS, and L7 services with visibility into applications.

BIG-IP AFM

Protect your network against incoming threats, including the most massive and complex DDoS attacks.

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BIG-IP AFM IPS

Protect the protocols that are core to your network and application operations.

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NGINX Plus

Protect your apps and APIs while consolidating you load balancing, proxying and WAF capabilities.

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Cable and Fixed Line Security Solutions

Guaranteed availability and data protection to subscribers and partners—24x7


DDoS, malware, and other intrusive attacks are growing exponentially. F5 solutions provide multi-layer security at the data center, cloud and network edge, ensuring massive scalability and deployment flexibility with 1 Tbps performance.

Network Function Virtualization

Increase service velocity, improve network flexibility and scaling, and reduce your TCO.

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DDoS Attack Protection

F5 provides DDoS protection that makes sense for your brand letting you preserve your revenue and your reputation.

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Resources

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DATA SHEET

F5 BIG-IP AFM Service Provider Security Platform

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CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

Near Real-Time DNS reporting Mitigates DDoS Attacks

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CASE STUDY

Safaricom unlocks new levels of availability with F5 and NGINX

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Solution profile

SOLUTION PROFILE

Securing the Number One Attack Target on the Internet: IoT devices

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WEBINAR

Self-Configuring NFV Packaged Solutions for Fast and Flexible Deployment

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WEBINAR

F5 and Shape Join Forces to Crush Fraud and Abuse

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5G Security: What Can We Learn from the IT World?

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In the NIC of Time

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WEBINAR

Encrypted DNS: Mitigating the Impact of DoT and DoH for Service Providers

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