GLOSSARY

Application Layer Gateway

An application layer gateway is a type of security device that acts on behalf of the application servers on a network, hiding the servers themselves from traffic that might be malicious.

The F5 BIG-IP® Application Security Manager goes beyond the capabilities of a typical application layer gateway by blocking known attacks based on their signatures, as well as by understanding the state of application sessions to block new and emerging threats.

F5 products that provide an Application Layer Gateway:

  • BIG-IP Application Security Manager

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