BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM)

Improve network performance through effective policy management.


With the pervasiveness of mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and 5G, your network has to be ready for what’s next. BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) is a policy enforcement function that gives you the network flexibility and control you need while delivering a reliable customer experience.

What can BIG-IP PEM do for you?


Find new ways to monetize services.

Implement services based on subscriber level, according to plan, location, and device. In addition to recognizing who should access what and when, you’ll be able to gather data with network visibility. Create relevant plan tiers and offer new, over-the-top services based on user behavior patterns—then use BIG-IP PEM to enforce those plans and services.

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Optimize and Monetize the Network with BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager
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Improve subscriber experience.

Ultimately, your customers need your network to be fast, reliable, and available. Through smarter traffic steering, more sophisticated policy management, and improvements in network functions, BIG-IP PEM leads to happier customers. And because happy customers are stickier customers, you’ll see reduced churn and better revenue.

Intelligent Traffic Management with the F5 BIG-IP Platform
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Optimize video traffic.

BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) lets service providers detect Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) video and control the network resources it consumes—especially premium RAN resources.


Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Video Detection and Control
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See how BIG-IP PEM works.


BIG-IP PEM gives you insight into your network’s performance and your customers’ behaviors—and the tools to act on them.    



Gain in-depth network visibility of subscriber usage patterns to help manage network functions.

Traffic steering

Traffic steering

Enable new services and optimize network performance with layer 4–7 intelligent traffic steering.

Performance and scalability

Performance and scalability

Get up to 1.12 Tbps L4 throughput and support more than 1440 million concurrent sessions on a single chassis.

Video optimization

Video optimization

Dynamically manage video streams using TCP-proxy based bandwidth controls or flow shaping capabilities. 

Traffic classification

Traffic classification

See which applications subscribers are using and how they’re using them.

URL filtering

URL filtering

Protect your network and simplify compliance processes with customized URL filtering policies.

On-the-fly signature updates

On-the-fly signature updates

Keep your system up to date without incurring downtime or performance issues.

Header insertion

Header insertion

Append HTTP headers with information such as MSISDN, IMSI, and IP address, providing further subscriber awareness to the application or service to create a more personalized experience.

Consolidate services on a unified platform.

BIG-IP PEM works seamlessly with our other service provider solutions:    

BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) >

BIG-IP Diameter Traffic Management >

Service Provider Essentials

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.


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