F5 Perpetual Licensing

License application services through our Good, Better, Best product bundles.

Maximize the Value of Your Application Delivery Investment

We make getting the right application delivery capabilities simpler, more flexible, and more affordable for your business. Our product bundles let you choose from available modules, with standardized images and fewer configurations. Plus, you can save up to 65% over buying the modules as individual components.

Choose the Right Fit

Get advanced traffic management, optimization, and security services on one BIG-IP platform. And with our Good, Better, and Best options, you can find the right fit to address your business challenges.


Intelligent local traffic management for increased operational and peak network performance of applications.


The capabilities of Good, along with advanced application delivery optimization.


The capabilities of Better, plus advanced access management and total application security.


Compare Our Good, Better, Best Product Bundles

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Included in Good, Better, and Best
  • Load balancing and monitoring
  • Application visibility and monitoring
  • L7 intelligent traffic management
  • Core protocol optimization (HTTP, TCP, SPDY, SSL)
  • SSL proxy and services
  • IPv6 support
  • Programmability (iRules, iCall, iControl, iApps)    
Included in Better and Best

Software services

  • Advanced routing (BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, BFD)
Included in Better and Best
  • High performance ICSA firewall
  • Network DDoS protection
  • Application-centric firewall policies
  • Protocol anomaly detection    
Included in Better and Best
  • Global server load balancing
  • DNS services
  • Real time DNSSEC solution
  • Global application high availability
  • Geolocation
  • DNS DDoS attack prevention
Included in Best
  • Application-layer attacks
  • Web app and API attacks
  • Security automation for DevOps
  • Targeted attack campaigns
  • Automated attacks and bots
  • Credential theft
Included in Best
  • 500 concurrent user sessions; scalable up to 200,000
  • BYOD enablement
  • Full proxy for VDI (Citrix, VMware)
  • Single sign-on enhancements (Identity federation with SAML 2.0)    

Choose Your Platform and Purchasing Options


Each of our product bundles are available for BIG-IP Virtual Editions (VEs), BIG-IP hardware, or hybrid environments that combine both physical and BIG-IP VE systems.

Supported Environments

  • Virtual
  • On-premises
  • Hybrid


Good, Better, and Best bundles are available as either a VE subscription or through a VE Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). Both options cover your application in public, private, or multi-cloud environments. Self-license any number of virtual instances, in any capacity, at any time.

Learn more about VE subscriptions ›

Packaged NFV Solutions for Service Providers

These integrated solution packages for service providers combine F5’s leading VEs (VNFs) with automated lifecycle management in a capacity-based consumption model.

Available For:

  • BIG-IP Gi LAN VNF Service Layer
  • BIG-IP Gi Firewall VNF Service Layer

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