The brain of the BIG-IP platform, Local Traffic Manager (LTM) intelligently manages network traffic so applications are always fast, available, and secure.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager enables you to control network traffic, selecting the right destination based on server performance, security, and availability.
Because BIG-IP LTM is a full proxy, you can inspect, manage, and report on application traffic entering and exiting your network. From basic load balancing to complex traffic management decisions based on client, server, or application status, BIG-IP LTM gives you granular control over app traffic.
The SSL performance of BIG-IP LTM lets you cost-effectively protect the end-to-end user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server. It also scales on-demand and absorbs potentially crippling DDoS attacks. BIG-IP LTM includes levels of inspection necessary to block bad traffic and allow good traffic to pass through.
The highly optimized TCP/IP stack, TCP Express, combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show TCP Express delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.
BIG-IP LTM can optimize the speed and reliability of your applications via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on application and server conditions, extensive connection management, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves page load times.
BIG-IP LTM is programmable, so you can take the visibility and control it provides and immediately act on it using iRules, F5’s event-driven scripting language. From defeating zero-day attacks to cloning specific app requests or dealing with custom application protocols, iRules let you adapt to application delivery challenges across any environment.
With BIG-IP LTM, you get a sophisticated, enterprise-class load balancer. You also get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and ScaleN technology that delivers on-demand scaling.
From defeating zero-day attacks to dealing with custom application protocols, F5’s event-driven scripting language lets you adapt to application delivery challenges across the data center or the cloud.