Secure APIs and Third-Party Integrations

Ensure continuous protection for the fabric underlying your digital business.

APIs and Third-Party Integrations Drive Your Business

APIs are fundamental to the digital economy, serving as the bridge to modernize legacy apps, and the cornerstone of modern digital experiences. APIs are also subject to the same attacks that target web apps, namely exploits and abuse that lead to data breaches and fraud, and introduce unintended risk from third-party integrations and ecosystems.

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How F5 Can Help

F5 solutions protect APIs across the entire enterprise portfolio with effective and consistent security for all clouds, architectures, and development frameworks.

With these solutions in place, you can continuously discover and protect APIs, infusing a positive API security model that improves risk management while supporting digital innovation. 

F5 security runs in the form factor your business needs to reach its maximum potential—including self-managed solutions, a cloud-delivered as a Service platform, and managed services that extend your security and fraud teams with 24x7x365 SOC oversight.

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Explore F5 Solutions

SaaS-Based API Security

Cloud-delivered protection for all apps and APIs

Proactively shield your organization from vulnerabilities, reduce complexity, and protect the business with effective and easy-to-operate security that provides out-of-the-box protection and consistent policy enforcement across clouds and architectures.

F5 Distributed Cloud Services

Protect APIs while reducing operational complexity in a cloud-delivered as a Service platform.

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Self-Managed API Security

Hardware and software, deployed on premises and in the cloud

Deploy on premises or in a private or public cloud and protect your applications as you see fit while leveraging a robust set of security defenses. A self-managed WAF supports any application architecture, from legacy three-tier web stacks to containers.

NGINX App Protect

Secure your apps with API Security that fits natively into your microservices-based architectures.

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F5 Advanced WAF

Shield APIs from exploits, bots, and abuse with granular security controls in the data center and private/public clouds.

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Managed Service WAF

Cloud-based managed service that protects web apps and data from evolving threats

F5’s security managed service protects web applications that are critical to your business and extends your security team’s reach with 24x7 support from the F5 Security Operations Center (SOC).

F5 Silverline

Engage experts to protect critical web apps and APIs with 24x7x365 support from the F5 SOC.

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Ecosystem Integrations

Securely connect your vendors and tools

Integrate your solution providers and tools to create an API‑driven security fabric.


Graduate from orchestrating with configuration files and integrate deployments with true infrastructure-as-code.

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Manage API access and streamline identity performance without exposing personal identification.

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Move identity security and enforcement out of the traffic path and keep your API running at full speed.

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Distributed Cloud WAAP Buying Guide


Distributed Cloud WAAP Buying Guide

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Take a virtual walkthrough of API Security using real-world scenarios


Take a virtual walkthrough of API Security using real-world scenarios

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Continuous API Sprawl: Challenges and Opportunities in an API-Driven Economy

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Choosing the WAF That’s Right for You

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Advanced API Security for Kubernetes Containers Running in AWS


Advanced API Security for Kubernetes Containers Running in AWS

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Integrate Security into a DevOps Environment


Integrate Security into a DevOps Environment

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Don’t Let a DoS Attack Take Down Your App!

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Securing APIs: 10 Ways to Keep Your Data and Infrastructure Safe

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Next Steps

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Try F5 API Security out in the F5 Distributed Cloud Simulator.

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