Manage and Secure APIs

Securely manage APIs across any data center or cloud using a simple, fast, and scalable multi-cloud architecture.

Why Managing and Securing APIs Matter

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.

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How F5 Can Help

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.

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Explore F5 Solutions

F5 API Management and Security

Security, performance, and scale for any delivery model

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.

NGINX Controller

The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.

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Aspen Mesh

Aspen Mesh gives a simpler user experience in the dashboard, making Istio service mesh easier to deploy and monitor.

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API-Centric Security

Defend against API specific threats

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.

NGINX Controller

The NGINX Controller API Management Module combines efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with control-plane ability.

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NGINX App Protect

F5 delivers WAF functionality on the small footprint of NGINX Plus to protect apps against sophisticated threats.

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F5 Essential App Protect Service

SaaS-based WAF provides out-of-the-box protection from common web exploits, malicious IPs, and coordinated attack types.

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F5 Advanced WAF

The F5 WAF on classic BIG-IP technology provides OWASP Top 10 protection, proactive bot defense, and app-layer encryption.

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Modern API Architectures

Security, performance, and scale for any delivery model 

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.

NGINX Controller

NGINX Controller lets teams define, publish, monitor, and analyze APIs, while keeping developers in control of API design.

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Empowering DevOps and AppDev

Enable security to keep pace with development

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.

NGINX Controller

See how NGINX easily integrates security into your CI/CD Pipelines.

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How to Deploy NGINX Plus as an API Gateway

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F5 Labs article


Securing APIs: 10 Best Practices to Keep Your Data and Infrastructure Safe

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API Management and Security Architecture Patterns

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API Gateways Are the New Strategic Control Points (But Still Lack Security)

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See the NGINX Controller Product Documentation

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Leverage NGINX Security Solutions to Protect Your Applications

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Scale Your Digital Business with Faster, More Secure APIs

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