Strengthen Your VPN Security by Switching to F5 BIG-IP with APM

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an emergency directive concerning Ivanti vulnerabilities (ED 24-01), advising organizations to disconnect all instances of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure.  

F5 is continuing to monitor the situation closely. We are here to help you navigate these vulnerabilities and recognize the stress associated with having to manage quick workarounds.

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F5 BIG-IP APM is an Ivanti VPN alternative and offers a robust, scalable, and secure access solution that meets the demands of any organization, large or small. Here's why making a switch might not just be a quick help right now, but also a strategic advantage for your organization long into the future.

Making the Switch

Transitioning to F5 BIG-IP APM from Ivanti VPN solutions can be a smooth process with the right planning and execution. Here are a few steps to consider:

  1. Assessment: Evaluate your current Ivanti VPN setup and identify the specific needs and requirements of your organization.
  2. Licensing: Check if your existing F5 BIG-IP infrastructure can be leveraged with the addition of or through existing APM licenses, potentially reducing the overall cost and complexity of the switch.
  3. Implementation Plan: Develop a detailed migration plan that includes testing, deployment, and user training to ensure a seamless transition.
  4. Support and Maintenance: Ensure that your team is prepared to support the new solution or consider F5's Professional Services for assistance.

BIG-IP APM—an industry-leader in app access security

Unmatched Security and Flexibility

F5 BIG-IP APM provides a comprehensive security solution that extends beyond traditional VPN capabilities. APM offers secure, granular, and identity- and context-aware access to applications and data, regardless of where users are connecting from. This ensures that your organization can adapt to a hybrid work model without compromising on security.

Meet Critical Zero Trust Requirements

Utilizing BIG-IP APM Identity Aware Proxy (IAP) enforces identity to each and every application request, and meets the required level of logging put forth by the OMB M-21-31 memorandum for remote and application access. These capabilities assist agencies in better establishing a Zero Trust security environment, providing Zero Trust Application Access. To see how F5 products and F5 APM specifically map to M-22-09 “Federal Zero Trust Strategy” see Action Items in OMB Memorandum M-22-09.

Maximize Your Existing Investment

You may already possess the licensing required to deploy F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) within your current infrastructure. If your organization is utilizing F5 BIG-IP solutions, there's a possibility that you have the APM feature available, yet it remains underutilized.

By fully leveraging your existing F5 BIG-IP setup, including any pre-existing APM licenses, you can unlock a powerful, scalable, and secure access solution tailored to the modern demands of your organization.

Simplified Management and Scalability

F5 BIG-IP APM integrates seamlessly with your existing F5 ecosystem, allowing for simplified management of your security policies and procedures. Its scalability ensures that as your organization grows, your VPN solution can grow with you, without the need for a complete overhaul or complex additions to your network architecture.

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