F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

Enables context-based application access to enhance security, usability and scalability.

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Whether from a public or private cloud, a mobile device, as a service, or on premises—applications can be located anywhere and accessed everywhere and that increases the threat surface.

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) secures, simplifies and centralizes access to apps, APIs and data, no matter where users and their apps are located.

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Identity aware proxy

Identity aware proxy (IAP)

Deploys Zero Trust model validation based on granular context, securing every app access request.

Identity federation & single sign-on (SSO)

Identity federation and SSO

Federates identity, drives adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA) and supports single sign-on (SSO) to apps anywhere. 

Secure remote and mobile access

Secure remote and mobile access

Unifies identity for remote access via SSL VPN with a secure and adaptive per-app VPN.

Secure and managed web access

Centralizes authentication, authorization, and endpoint inspection via web app proxy. 

API Protection

API protection

Secures authentication for REST or SOAP APIs, integrating OpenAPI (or Swagger) files. 

Offload and simplify authentication

Offload and simplify authentication

Employs SAML, OAuth and OIDC for a seamless and secure user experience across all apps.

Desktop virtualization delivery

Desktop virtualization delivery

Secures and accelerates access to VDI through a single gateway. 

Centrally manage and deploy

Central management and deployment

Integrates with F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management to ease deployment and boost cost-efficiency at scale.    

Performance and scale

Performance and scalability

Supports up to 1M access sessions on one BIG-IP device and up to 2M on a single VIPRION chassis.


F5 partners with leading security, IT and infrastructure providers to support next-generation identity and access solutions.


BIG-IP APM includes a Visual Policy Editor (VPE) graphical user interface that makes it easy to create, edit, and manage identity aware, context-based policies—just click, pick, and move. VPE gives you a holistic view of your policies and how they’re connected across your network.

Better together

F5 products and solutions work together to make sure your applications are always protected and work the way they should. See how you can extend the effectiveness of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager by combining it with the following products.

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

Accelerates the delivery of apps to any device with security, simplicity, and scale.

BIG-IQ Centralized Management

Provides enterprise visibility into app access and usage.  Centrally create, manage, and deploy access policies.

Advanced WAF

Ensures apps and data are protected, available, and accessed only by authorized users.

F5 SSL Orchestrator

Maximizes infrastructure investments, efficiencies, and security with dynamic, policy-based decryption, encryption, and traffic steering through multiple inspection devices.


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The gateway to Zero Trust

Identity Aware Proxy serves as the gateway to Zero Trust Architecture.

Secure access across apps via Azure AD

Easily configure secure access across all your applications.


F5 is a member of independent organizations whose charters mandate a range of security standards—ranging from best practices to vendor-neutral testing—all grounded in helping companies reduce the risk of a breach.


BIG-IP APM is available in all business models including perpetual licenses, subscription, public cloud marketplace, and ELAs.


Virtual editions support leading hypervisors and cloud platforms.


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