Stay ahead of the IPv4 to IPv6 migration.
IPv4 addresses are a finite resource—one that is quickly running out. With global IP addresses at their limit, it’s best to make the shift to IPv6 sooner rather than later. BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) supports both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses, without costly hardware upgrades. IPv4 packets are encapsulated in an IPv6 tunnel and sent to an external IPv4 destination.
BIG-IP CGNAT supports iPFIX to compress NAT logging, leading to high-speed logging capabilities. It reduces the amount of data per log entry, minimizing overall costs. BIG-IP CGNAT also enables high-speed log generation of individual security events.
NAT functionality includes:
• NAT44 to extend the use of IPv4 addresses.
• NAT 64 to allow IPv6 endpoints to access IPv4 content and destinations.
• DNS64 which uses DNS AAAA records so IPv4 addresses can be seen as IPv6.
Deploy NAT44, NAT64, XLAT464, DS-Lite, Mapping of Address and Port (MAP), and more.
Enable any service to run on any blade.
Combine it with BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) to protect your network against threats that enter via the most widely deployed protocols.
Gain comprehensive connection monitoring across your network.
Service providers are different. You have some of the biggest and most complex challenges in the communications world today. At F5, we don’t just understand the challenges you face, many of us have lived them ourselves. That’s why we developed the F5 Service Provider Essentials technical services program: to offer a specialized level of support for—and exclusively available to—our SP customers.