BIG-IP upgrade: You owe it to your apps

Modernize today to empower tomorrow’s applications

Refresh aging BIG-IP appliances and virtual editions to optimize the performance, security, and total cost of ownership across your application portfolio. 


Upgrading BIG-IP is in your—and your apps’— best interest. By doing it today, you’ll gain innovative new application delivery and security services, increase platform extensibility, optimize instance performance and TCO, mitigate unpatched security vulnerabilities, and avoid letting your software support lapse.

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Comprehensive App Security 

Protect your apps against sophisticated app-layer threats including malicious bots, L7 DoS, API attacks and OWASP10 attacks.

Learn more about F5 Advanced WAF ›

Automation and Orchestration 

Automatically provision and configure BIG-IP with declarative APIs using the CI/CD and automation tools you’re familiar with.

Learn more about F5 Automation Toolchain ›

Secure App Access

Enforce unified global access controls for users, devices, applications, and APIs, ensuring secure, authorized access for both remote and internal employees.

Learn more about BIG-IP APM ›

Container Ingress 

Optimize and secure your containers and microservices using BIG-IP for front-door ingress control.

Learn more about Container Ingress Services ›

Encrypted Traffic Visibility 

Provide high performance decryption of inbound and outbound SSL/TLS traffic, enabling security inspection to expose threats and prevent attacks.

Learn more about SSL Orchestrator ›

Unrivalled scalability and performance 

Optimize user experience and performance through full HTTP/2 proxy support, including native monitoring and session persistence.

See what’s new with BIG-IP LTM ›


The days of only entrusting the cloud with small dev/test and non-mission-critical workloads are long gone as companies are increasingly deploying more of their largest and most essential applications in the cloud; in pursuit of speed, scalability and innovation. 

To support you and your apps as your cloud environment becomes more dynamic, automated and multi-faceted, the most recent virtual editions offer:

  • Multi-cloud freedom—Deploy across a wide and diverse array of supported cloud environments with consistent services and policies.
  • Unrivaled performance—Take advantage of acceleration technology, including SR-IOV, advanced NIC adapters, and hardware offloading to deliver greater scalability and blazing-fast user experiences.
  • Federal grade encryption – Achieve FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2, and 3 compliance with an embedded software cryptographic module and integrations with physical HSMs.
  • Cloud optimization and reduced TCO—Decrease operational costs in the cloud with significantly reduced image size, while leveraging accelerated boot procedures to reduce spin-up time and better accommodate dynamic, auto-scaling architectures.
  • Cloud-native integration— Augment your cloud apps and environment using native security, automation and telemetry solutions.
  • Flexible consumption models—Choose from multiple licensing options that align to your preferred purchasing model, including perpetual, utility, subscription and enterprise licensing agreements.

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F5 Professional Services are here to assist, offering migration planning and execution services as well as post-upgrade verification and support.


With digital transformation going mainstream, the application landscape is changing dramatically. Enterprises and service providers face rapid increases in traffic and app development, which in turn increases cost and complexity. To overcome these challenges, organizations need a platform that combines software and hardware innovations to deliver performance, scalability, and security.

BIG-IP iSeries platforms does just that—and it provides the following benefits over our previous generation of hardware:

  • Greater Performance—F5 TurboFlex optimization technology offloads specialized functions from the general CPU, resulting in up to twice the price/performance.
  • Superior Security—Innovations in the BIG-IP iSeries platform balance performance, scalability and security. This enables IT to offload SSL processing and deploy comprehensive application delivery and security services anywhere.
  • Lower TCO—With our next-generation application delivery controller, you can consolidate your older series of appliances and take advantage of the rapid increase in performance and agility.
  • Compliance at Scale—The F5 BIG-IP platform is FIPS and Common Criteria Certified to enable you to comply with regulatory requirements and get the best protection for all your environments.

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iSeries Datasheet

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BIG-IP VE Datasheet

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Professional Services

Take advantage of F5 Professional Services to plan and execute your migration.

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