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THE CHALLENGE? UNCOMPLICATING CLOUD COMPLEXITY

Many organizations are accelerating the migration of sensitive and business-critical applications to the public cloud, often across multiple clouds. To retain the same rigorous enterprise risk-management capabilities found in the data center, cloud-native apps require advanced application services—services that go beyond what cloud providers deliver.

F5’s advanced app services provide the increased performance, visibility, and security that business-critical apps require.

We also deliver broad, integrated support across cloud platforms and tight integration with the tools you already use in your CI/CD pipelines. That means you’re consistently supported, whatever your cloud journey looks like.

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THE MAJORITY OF THE FORTUNE 500 USE F5 APPLICATION SERVICES

And for good reason, we provide an unmatched portfolio of solutions that span cloud environments and offer the highest levels of compliance to industry standards and regulations, like PCI-DSS, Common Criteria, and FIPS 140-2.

IN THE CLOUD, APP SECURITY IS ON YOU

Security and visibility in the cloud operates with a shared responsibility model between the cloud provider and you. The cloud provider is responsible for platform-level capabilities and protection, the security of the cloud itself. And you’re responsible for application-level security, as well as what’s happening in the path between the client and the app—the security of your apps in the cloud.

There are significant security challenges that you have to address. Roughly 50% of all internet traffic is made up of bots looking for app vulnerabilities. And what about protecting your apps from the bad bots without disrupting the good ones?

Whether it’s protecting your application from malicious bots, application-layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, API protocol vulnerabilities, or OWASP Top 10 threats, you need advanced capabilities for your cloud apps— “good enough” isn’t good enough.

HOW CAN F5 HELP?

F5 adds significant capabilities beyond public cloud web application firewall (WAF) solutions.

Using behavioral analytics, automated learning capabilities, dynamic profiling and risk-based policies, F5 Advanced WAF puts additional security protections in place to prevent even the most sophisticated attacks from ever reaching your application servers.

And with pre-configured policies out-of-the-box and a repeatable security architecture, you don’t have to be a security expert to put advanced multi-cloud security in place.

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Simplified management

Centralized management and reporting

Application visibility

Full visibility throughout the entire application path

Consistency across clouds

Consistent services, policies, and architectures across any environment

Deployment flexibility

Deploy as virtual machines or with underlying infrastructure managed via SaaS

CI/CD integration

Automated cloud CI/CD policy integration

Automation services

Architectural freedom for developers to innovate with automatable services

Supports modern architectures

Support for modern and evolving application architectures

SECURITY THAT DOESN’T SLOW INNOVATION

Your applications are arguably your most valuable assets. They’re the digital front door to your business and showcase what makes you different from your competitors.

That means the needs of the business to release an app fast often take precedence—with developers sometimes doing an end run around NetOps teams, as well as the security and infrastructure expertise they contribute. That’s how “good enough” app services get put in place.

It doesn’t have to be this way. F5’s cloud solutions enable NetOps teams to create and maintain modern templates that developers can automatically consume and integrate app services within their CI/CD pipelines. That ensures both an agile deployment process and secure, high-performing, and regulatory compliant applications.

 

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STRATEGIES THAT SPAN CLOUDS ONLY WORK IF YOU HAVE A WAY TO CENTRALLY MANAGE POLICIES ACROSS CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS

The answer? An integrated cloud management solution from F5.

ARCHITECT FOR A FUTURE THAT DEMANDS FLEXIBILITY

Given the fast-paced, competitive nature of today’s economy you need to give yourself the flexibility to adapt and change strategic direction quickly.

While it’s true that many companies currently run apps on virtual machines in a single cloud today, there’s a growing number of companies running distributed, container-based microservices across multiple clouds.

By standardizing on F5 in the cloud, you make a strategic investment that sets you up to be successful no matter what cloud you choose, public or private. That means you don’t have to deal with the complexity and diversity of services across multiple cloud providers. It also ensures consistent support for any type of application in any environment.

The result?  You gain the freedom to migrate existing apps with the same data path visibility, security, and management as well as build new cloud-native apps quickly.

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