Multi-homing is a method of configuring one computer, called the host, with more than one network connection and IP address. The multi-homed method provides enhanced and reliable Internet connectivity without compromising efficient performance.
With more and more Internet-connected devices, an organization’s workforce is no longer sequestered to a single location. Instead, an organization may have employees connecting to their internal network and accessing sensitive data from across the globe. Because of this, old access security measures are no longer enough and must be replaced with safeguards that allow employees and other verified users safe and secure access from anywhere, at any time, from any device.
Using a multi-homed approach can:
There are several ways to use multi-homing in a network. Each helps ensure that there are backup connection methods in case one fails:
F5 offers BIG-IP Link Controller, which seamlessly monitors availability and performance for multiple ISP connections. Traffic is directed over the best link and ISP, ensuring the highest possible quality of service and speed for users.