F5 on Alibaba Cloud

All F5 app services, including our industry-leading WAF, are available on the Alibaba Cloud. That means you can use the same, enterprise-grade security, performance, and availability services that you use anywhere else in your multi-cloud ecosystem.    

WHY F5 APP SERVICES?

App security in the cloud is vital. While Alibaba Cloud ensures the security of its infrastructure, securing the apps themselves, as well as the data they contain, is your responsibility.

Whether you want to deploy F5 application services in front of individual apps or secure multiple apps from a single instance, you’ll get:

  • Faster deployments—make new applications available to users in minutes.
  • Greater visibility—quickly troubleshoot, manage, and deploy applications via a single pane of glass.
  • Reduced operational complexity with consistent app delivery and security services.
  • Leading application protection against security breaches and guaranteed regulatory compliance.

GET F5 SERVICES IN THE ALIBABA CLOUD INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE

F5 application delivery and security services available in the Alibaba International Cloud Marketplace are consistent with those available in other leading public cloud marketplaces, so you can quickly replicate services across clouds.  

TWO WAYS TO TRY F5 ON ALIBABA

Free 30-day trial

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Low-cost lab license

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APP PROTECTION

CHALLENGE

Protecting web applications and data from both known and unknown cyber-threats to prevent app downtime, lost revenue, and damage to your brand’s reputation.

SOLUTION

F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition and F5 Advanced WAF.

OUTCOMES

•  Secure access with SAML for apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Federated identity with existing AD and SAML IdP for apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Endpoint security inspection and SSL VPN to secure remote access to apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Per app, SSL VPN, and combined client-side integrity validations.

•  Increased availability by deploying F5 into multiple Alibaba Cloud regions.

APP IDENTITY

CHALLENGE

Difficulty authenticating user access and a lack of protection against potential security threats.

SOLUTION

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).

OUTCOMES

•  Strengthen security posture via device checks, multi-factor authentication, up-leveling authentication, and AD integration.

•  Consolidate and centralize security across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments.

•  Streamline access through federation and SSO across applications.

•  Redirect traffic with context-aware, user, and device-based rules.

•  Reduce configuration complexity with simplified deployment.

APP ACCESS

CHALLENGE

Need to control the users and devices that can access an application while simplifying security management to allow third party access.

SOLUTION

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) secures access (SSL VPN) to Alibaba Cloud for employees, contractors, and partners. Integration with existing identity infrastructure.

OUTCOMES

•  Secure access with SAML for apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Federated identity with existing AD and SAML IdP for apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Endpoint security inspection and SSL VPN to secure remote access to apps on Alibaba Cloud.

•  Per app, SSL VPN, and combined client-side integrity validations.

•  Increased availability by deploying F5 into multiple Alibaba Cloud regions.

APP AVAILABILITY

CHALLENGE

Need better application uptime and resiliency while improving control and flexibility.

SOLUTION

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP DNS

OUTCOMES

•  Provide intelligent local and global load balancing to ensure an optimized end-user experience.

•  Deliver customer SLAs and enable business continuity.

•  Monitor and dynamically respond to issues.

•  Protect applications and user identities through DNS services and advanced traffic management.

•  Enable the use of F5 in the automated toolchain without writing code or managing a server.

GET STARTED

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