Consolidate and Virtualize the S/Gi-LAN and N6 Functions

F5 provides the most comprehensive set of S/Gi-LAN/N6 services in a consolidated and virtualized solution.

Why Consolidating and Virtualizing S/Gi-LAN/N6 Services Matters

Consolidating and virtualizing your S/Gi-LAN/N6 services can result in up to 60% reduction in CapEx and OpEx—while boosting performance and lowering latency.

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How F5 Can Help

The F5 S/Gi-LAN/N6 software solution integrates the widest range of services—from security to video optimization—into a single platform. Adding services is easy, and the unified framework means there is a common technology to manage. Consolidating will help you optimize your network and transition to 5G.

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F5 Virtual Consolidated S/Gi-LAN/N6 Solution

Explore the series of diagrams to see how the design, deployment, and operations of critical S/Gi-LAN/N6 network services are simplified.

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Stay ahead of the IPv4 to IPv6 migration

Successfully migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with IPv4 devices and content using this comprehensive set of high-performance, scalable tools that also provide extensive, flexible, high-speed logging capabilities.


Manage translation and tunneling, interoperability, and security.

Firewall and DDoS

Deploy a high-performance, full-proxy network security solution designed to protect edge and core networks

This scalable, subscriber-aware platform delivers the flexibility, performance, and control needed to mitigate aggressive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and protocol attacks before they overwhelm and degrade services.

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (BIG-IP AFM)

Advanced Firewall Manager is a consolidated security platform that offers a firewall, DDoS mitigation, CGNAT, DNS security, and more.

Video Optimization

Manage video traffic with signature detection and granular policy control powered by machine learning

Rate-paced ABR video traffic (encrypted or unencrypted) can reduce network bandwidth usage by up to 71%. Improve overall user quality of experience (QoE) by freeing up bandwidth—without impacting individual user experience.

BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (BIG-IP PEM)

BIG-IP PEM delivers detection, classification, and rate pacing of UDP QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) video traffic.

TCP Optimization

Improve customer QoE and reduce subscriber churn

TCP traffic optimization focuses on enhancing the transmission control protocol (TCP), which accounts for a large amount of Internet traffic. F5’s TCP stack delivers the characteristics of an ideal TCP stack: high goodput, minimized buffer bloat, and fairness between flows.

BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (BIG-IP PEM)

Get the tools you need to optimize TCP, which improves throughput and reduces latency to enhance customer QoE.

Localized DNS (LDNS)

Manage volumetric traffic from apps and mobile networks, and keep DNS from being a chokepoint

Deploy a hyperscale and secure DNS solution to provide faster web browsing and reduced latency with high-performance DNS caching and resolving—combined with a high-performance DNS firewall and DDoS mitigation solution.


BIG-IP DNS helps you consolidate and offload LDNS with DNS caching and resolving and DNS DDoS mitigation, as well as malicious IP blocking and more.

Subscriber Security Services

Granular new services creation based on awareness of subscribers

Create and deploy new security-based services for subscribers, based on subscriber-aware traffic identification. Sample use cases include DNS-based parental controls and a firewall specifically designed to target IoT devices (subscriber aware IoT firewall).

Subscriber-Aware IoT Firewall

The IoT Firewall is the ideal platform to provision new IoT security services within your existing network infrastructure.




Video Detection and Bandwidth Control

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BIG-IP Virtual Editions

More Services, More Choice

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NFV Off Shelf

NFV “Off-the-Shelf” Solution Packages

Simplify Sizing, Purchasing, and Deployment

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BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager

Manage Traffic in the Virtual Consolidated S/Gi-LAN/N6

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Five Strategies to Optimize Your Network

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Use Case

Use Case

Virtual Gi-LAN/N6 Improves Subscriber QoE and Lowers Costs

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Data Traffic

Data Traffic Management

S/Gi-LAN Consolidation Solutions with Carrier-Grade Hardware and Software

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Next Steps

Mitigate DDoS with DNS

Find out how a service provider used near real-time reporting to mitigate DDoS attacks.

Faster, More Secure Experiences

F5 and Rakuten Mobile partner on a new cloud-native mobile network, including its virtual, consolidated Gi-LAN.

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