Access Control and Authorization

Decrease the complexity of corporate application access and protect your apps and users from attacks. 

Why Access Control and Authorization Matters

With users connecting from various locations and devices, and applications in multiple environments, organizations need a new secure access approach to prevent data breaches and increase user productivity.

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How F5 Can Help

F5 has developed best practices for secure access solutions to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers. Whether you need to quickly scale and secure your remote access solution or accelerate your zero trust application access plans, F5 can help.

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Implement Zero Trust

Identity aware access proxy

As users become more mobile and apps are hosted from data centers to clouds, the traditional network perimeter is fading and tough to defend. Try streamlining and protecting authentication and managing access to apps, using a centralized access proxy to move the perimeter to your apps, users, and devices.

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Extend Access through Azure AD

F5 and Azure Active Directory integration

With native integration, F5 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory provide simple, secure, and context-aware application access for all applications in a single-pane-of-glass view, regardless of where the app resides. This enhances user experience and productivity while reducing access-management costs.

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Manage and Secure APIs

Secure API access

The need for modern app architectures to scale up and down quickly and efficiently makes automation important. Yet, automation requires APIs on every interface, making consistent access control difficult. The F5 API authorization solution natively supports this need for scalability with OAuth/JWT.

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Single Sign-On

Customize user experience with single sign-on (SSO)

With so many apps, most users can’t remember complex, unique passwords for each one. F5 has the only solution that gives users a single-pane-of-glass view for all apps through the same portal. You can also enhance security with our SSO solution’s adaptive multifactor authentication (MFA) capabilities.

BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Available as software or an appliance that lets you create identity-aware, context-based policies.

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Enable trusted remote access

The F5 VPN solution offers end-to-end encryption and granular customization in authentication and access to individual apps, networks, or other resources. You can also inspect client or endpoint health that affects access policy decisions. The solution’s flexibility makes it more than a simple VPN.

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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F5 and Microsoft: Simplifying the User and Administrator Application-Access Experience

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Using Zero Trust to Secure Your Company When Going Remote

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