Beacon: application visibility and analytics

Discover all your app investments, gain intelligence, and optimize experience

F5 Beacon, a SaaS solution, empowers end-to-end visibility across your application portfolio and offers anomaly detection, root cause analysis, and security compliance assurance to drive better-informed decisions and improve customer experience.


Empower your team with full application visibility, analytics, and actionable insights.

What Can Beacon Do for Me?

See What You’ve Been Missing

Beacon makes it easy to get visibility into all your applications, enterprise wide. Check health status and security posture, see the cost associated with your app workloads and environments, and use actionable insights from customizable dashboards to explore user experience and performance characteristics. All in a simple, easy-to-consume SaaS model.

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End-to-End App Modeling

F5 Beacon delivers end-to-end application topology modeling that leverages an open API, application data path visibility and diverse ecosystem integrations to build a complete view of your applications, as well as their components and dependencies.

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User Experience, Health, and Performance

Quickly gain visibility across your application portfolio that enables rapid access to application health and performance metrics.

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Actionable Insights

Get actionable insights that drive impactful business decisions at speed. Built-in and custom insights fuse disparate telemetry data and enable rapid anomaly detection, as well as root cause and impact analysis.

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Extensible Platform Integrates with F5 BIG-IP, F5 BIG-IQ, and NGINX

Beacon’s declarative APIs ensure seamless connection to your automation tools and CI/CD pipelines. These APIs also enable a broad set of integrations with open-source and third-party solutions, some of which are shown below.

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Intelligent load balancing

Visibility and analytics

Get full visibility into your entire app landscape—complete with robust analytics.

Always-on  availability

Powerful app insights

Get easy-to-consume, actionable insights to help you make business decisions.

Location-based routing

Health and performance monitoring

Optimize application and infrastructure performance monitoring of all your apps.

Wide area persistence

Customizable dashboard

Make your dashboard work for you with multiple views of your apps.

Custom topology mapping

Seamless integration

Configure everything via API or use the simple, intuitive GUI to monitor your apps.

Infrastructure monitoring

SaaS simplicity

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2021 State of Application Strategy Report

Data is not enough: 95% of organizations don't have the insights they need.

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