F5 on Microsoft Azure

Secure, optimized apps and app access

When you take business-critical apps to the Azure public cloud, look to F5 application services for industry-leading security, performance, and availability solutions. The integration of F5 and Azure Active Directory ensures seamless, trusted access to all applications. 

WHY F5 APP SERVICES ON AZURE?

Whether you want to deploy F5 application services in front of individual or multiple apps, you can:

  • Simplify application migration to Azure.
  • Secure Azure workloads against even the most sophisticated threats.
  • Ensure simplified, trusted access to any application, including on-premises apps, through Azure Active Directory.
  • Automate app delivery within highly agile container environments.
  • Gain visibility and detailed analytics for your Azure apps from one central location.
  • Implement multi-cloud service consistency across your entire application portfolio.

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Top customer outcomes on Azure

APP PROTECTION

CHALLENGE

Web applications need to be protected from SQL injections, L7 DoS attacks, and unknown security threats to be compliant.

SOLUTION


F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition and F5 Advanced WAF.

OUTCOMES

  • Easily integrates with Azure for a simple deployment experience
  • Customizable security settings with F5’s unique policy builder engine
  • Comprehensive application and security compliance 
  • Consistent policy management across applications and cloud environments    
  • Integration with Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel for additional monitoring, reporting, and visualization 

ACCESS AND IDENTITY

CHALLENGE

Difficulty authenticating, securing and controlling user access to applications across devices and environments

SOLUTION

F5 Access Policy Manager (APM) simplifies and enforces trusted access to all applications, including cloud (IaaS), SaaS, or on-premises (legacy) apps

OUTCOMES

  • Bridge the identity gap between cloud-based (IaaS), SaaS, and on-premises applications with F5 APM and Azure Active Directory.
  • Streamline access to your entire app portfolio with single sign-on (SSO).
  • Simplify management of cloud-based access to mission-critical, on-premise (legacy), and custom applications.
  • Enforce and centralize secure, modern authentication policies, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), for all apps, wherever they reside.
  • Enhance your access security and user experience with identity aware proxy (IAP).

APP AVAILABILITY

CHALLENGE

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

SOLUTION

BIG-IP LTM and BIG-IP DNS provide local and global server load balancing, SSL offload and intercept, DNS services, and performance optimization.

OUTCOMES

  • 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.
  • Auto-scaling services match requirements as app usage fluctuates, while optimizing operating costs.
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