F5 and Cisco work together to create enterprise-grade automation and security solutions. The F5 ACI ServiceCenter app automates deployment and provisioning. And, F5 SSL Orchestrator integrates with Cisco’s Firepower Threat Defense and Web Security Appliance, providing visibility and control for encrypted traffic.
F5’s ACI ServiceCenter app runs natively in Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), providing administrators with a single point of automation and visibility for L2–3, as well as L4–7 app services between F5 BIG-IP and Cisco ACI.
Cisco ACI uses a policy-driven data center approach that allows IT teams to rapidly provision and scale network services.
Also, ACI ServiceCenter can be driven as part of the ACI REST API model, allowing administrators to quickly and seamlessly integrate the L2–7 workflow into their organization’s automation and orchestration model.
Together, F5 and Cisco deliver security against the key threat vectors often used to exploit vulnerabilities, establish command-and-control channels, and steal data.
F5 SSL Orchestrator centralizes traffic decryption and re-encryption via dynamic service chaining and context-aware traffic steering, and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) provides advanced threat protection before, during, and after attacks. Together, they make up a solution that intelligently manages encryption and encrypted traffic, optimizing security.
The F5 SSL Orchestrator and Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) solution delivers peak performance and advanced protection against web exploits.
These integrated solutions enable advanced web security with maximized efficiency and performance.
Managing consistency across the network.
Loosely coupled declarative API integration delivers features with flexibility and speed.
More direct and efficient provisioning in ACI using the F5 ACI Service Center.
Rapidly deploying critical application services for every app in any environment.
Enabling operational consistency across today’s dynamic networks through enhanced management, visibility, and security capabilities.
Encrypted incoming traffic passing through enterprise networks uninspected, creating major security blind spots and launching potential threats against applications.
F5 SSL Orchestrator and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
Encryption makes protecting web apps from malicious attacks nearly impossible.
F5 SSL Orchestrator and Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA)