The industry’s first app-to-app network that’s purpose built to connect and secure workloads across multi-cloud or edge with the flexibility to host workloads for improved performance.

Improve App Uptime, Reliability, and Performance

Network security

Network security

Implement a network firewall and AI-based anomaly detection to prevent attacks at the network level. All traffic between F5 PoPs is fully encrypted using IPsec and internally micro-segmented for cross-project separation.

Physical security

Physical security

All F5 PoPs are built using major colocation facilities at Equinix, Digital Realty, and Telehouse, with strict security procedures like video sensors, biometrics, and human verification to ensure secure platform access.

Product Overview

Map of the F5 Global Network

The F5 Global Network provides advanced networking, security, and application delivery services across all its points of presence (PoPs).

15+ TBps of peered capacity across four continents, with private backbone capacity and dedicated connectivity for cloud and SaaS providers. These services are powered by the same SaaS-based Distributed Cloud Mesh and Distributed Cloud App Stack software that customers use in their public, private, and edge-cloud environments, along with web app security and secure Kubernetes gateways.

Core Capabilities

Purpose-built to connect and secure app-to-app traffic while ensuring high performance and carrier-grade reliability.

All F5 PoPs are redundantly connected in each continent through our own private backbone to deliver performance, reliability, and control across hybrid or multi-cloud environments.

The global network runs on a platform that leverages a microservices and automated software stack for fast, global deployments and propagation.

Distributed Cloud Mesh and App Stack are deployed at every F5 PoP to provide routing, SD-WAN termination, load balancing, multi-layer security, Kubernetes-based app orchestration, and a globally-distributed app gateway.



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The F5 Distributed Cloud Platform (formerly Volterra) consolidates networking, security, application delivery, and multiple cloud-native provider services to integrate policy and centralize observability.