Ease IPv4 to IPv6 migration with a secure IP address strategy as part of a suite of consolidated functions.
BIG-IP CGNAT can be combined with BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) to provide a comprehensive security platform. A consolidated approach results in simpler management and operation, reduced operational costs, and more opportunities to monetize functions and services.
BIG-IP CGNAT has proven to be an indispensable tool for supporting transitions to IPv6 and continues to prove its worth in today’s network by helping to scale and secure networks. For service providers that want to optimize their network scalability for IPv6, IoT and 5G, BIG-IP CGNAT provides a seamless and secure IP address strategy as part of a suite of consolidated network functions.
Deployed as a VNF (F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition), or as part of the NFV Gi-LAN, Gi Firewall, or CGNAT pre-packaged solution. BIG-IP Virtual Edition can also be augmented with an Intel SmartNIC to boost performance and reduce CPU usage.
When performing CGNAT, there are two primary functions that require significant compute power: executing the actual translation from one IP address to another and logging that translation—as often required by regional authorities.
Manage IPv4 address exhaustion with NAT44, NAT64/DNS64, PBA, and more.
NAPT and PBA let service providers exponentially scale available source addresses.
Handles close to 1.5 billion concurrent sessions and more than 1 Tbps of throughput.
Support the generation of millions of logging records to comply with regional authorities’ requests.
Offloading to an Intel SmartNIC, can improve throughput by 30%.