Designed for service providers, BIG-IP Next SPK provides a single point of ingress/egress networking and security and supports the 4G to 5G transition
BIG-IP Next 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 to help your transition to a 5G architecture.
Signaling control and visibility
Support for 4G and 5G architectures
Enterprise app traffic management
Protection for network functions
BIG-IP Next 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.
Service Providers are using Kubernetes for their 5G packet cores, but Kubernetes wasn’t designed for telco protocols and legacy interfaces.
A single point of networking and security for Kubernetes, architected for service provider networks
Telco network functions using telco protocols—L4 (TCP, UDP, SCTP) and L7 (Diameter, SIP, HTTP/2)
Single point of networking for the Kubernetes cluster reduces the attack surface, improving security
BIG-IP Next SPK embraces Kubernetes patterns and can be orchestrated and configured by Kubernetes
Statistics and analytics for revenue assurance