Securely manage APIs across any data center or cloud using a simple, fast, and scalable multi-cloud architecture.
APIs are a building block of app development, but can make it tougher to manage and secure a decentralized architecture. By centralizing API management and gateway services, you can secure and scale across environments to deliver improved user experiences.
APIs are quickly moving to the top of the list of application threat vectors. That’s because of the lack of API management integration among teams and inadequate security controls within most API gateways. Managing and securing your APIs need to be as agile as your DevOps.
F5 provides a comprehensive solution that includes API management, high-performance API gateways, and advanced security controls, which creates operational efficiencies. Regardless of your architecture, F5 has the right solution to deliver the speed and security as your applications require.
API gateway security alone is largely inadequate for APIs. APIs need enhanced security. The F5 solution can defend against API-specific risks, inspect API payloads (JSON, XML), enforce schema definitions (Swagger, OpenAPI), and fight denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.
F5 delivers WAF functionality on the small footprint of NGINX Plus to protect apps against sophisticated threats.
SaaS-based WAF provides out-of-the-box protection from common web exploits, malicious IPs, and coordinated attack types.
The F5 WAF on classic BIG-IP technology provides OWASP Top 10 protection, proactive bot defense, and app-layer encryption.
Modern API delivery designs are innovative and fluid. F5 offers API gateway and security solutions that adapt to support virtually any deployment model. The solution, built on NGINX and F5 technology, separates management and data planes to maximize performance and scale.
The F5 solutions enables your DevSecOps practice by adopting “Security as code” declarative policies that integrate with existing pipeline tools. This takes the burden off developers so they can focus on delivering features and innovating.