Web App and API Protection Solutions

Apps keep your business running. Attackers are disrupting digital experiences for financial gain. F5 can help.

Why Web App and API Protection Matters

Attackers follow the money. In a digital economy, this means targeting web apps and APIs to exploit vulnerabilities and abuse business logic. They compromise customer accounts, leading to large-scale fraud that can devastate your business.

Software exploits are weaponized daily, and motivated cybercriminals can bypass security controls to capitalize on inherent vulnerabilities in critical digital endpoints. Security must protect strategic business outcomes and effectively balance the risk to both the business and the customer, the flexibility to secure the infrastructure that you have (and to adapt when your infrastructure changes), and the ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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Mitigate Application Vulnerabilities

Shield your apps from devastating vulnerability exploits

Protecting your apps against critical risks—such as the threats listed in the OWASP Top 10—requires comprehensive and adaptive security. F5 solutions provide a strategic stopgap against common vulnerabilities like injection and cross-site scripting (XSS) and mitigate emerging risks that target complex software supply chains, third-party integrations, and security misconfigurations across clouds. By operating within modern development paradigms and frameworks, F5 solutions help organizations shift left to secure both the design and implementation of applications.

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Mitigate Bots and Abuse

Deter attackers that use bots and malicious automation to commit ATO and fraud

Just as enterprises embrace automation to gain process efficiencies, attackers leverage bots and automation to scale their attacks, bypass security countermeasures, and compromise customer accounts. F5 solutions maintain resilience and automatically adapt to attacker retooling without relying on strict security controls that frustrate users—ensuring business success and customer satisfaction.

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Secure APIs and Third-Party Integrations

Safely embrace the new digital economy

APIs are the cornerstone of modern applications and allow organizations to quickly integrate new capabilities into their digital experiences. Attackers know it can be challenging to identify and protect these application interdependencies, given that there are upwards of 200 million APIs in use. In fact, more than nine out of 10 enterprises have experienced an API security incident.1 F5 solutions dynamically discover and automatically protect all digital touchpoints with robust and resilient API security.

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

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Protect Against DDoS Attacks

Keep your apps and business running

Organizations of all sizes run the risk of being hit with denial-of-service attacks. The common goal of these attacks is to disrupt performance and availability, but the attacks themselves vary. F5 solutions connect into any architecture to combat blended, multi-vector DoS and DDoS attacks in the deployment model that makes sense for your business.

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Protect App Infrastructure

Your applications are only as secure as the infrastructure on which they run.

Protecting app infrastructure requires comprehensive defense of all the architectural components your apps and APIs depend on. F5 provides visibility into and control of your entire digital fabric—from the network to the cloud workload—providing resilience in the face of denial-of-service attacks, rooting out encrypted malware and ransomware, and uncovering anomalous behavior in your cloud-native infrastructure so you can proactively prevent compromise. 

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Ways to Implement


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 WAF

Protect legacy and modern apps with robust security that deploys rapidly in any environment.

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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.

Advanced WAF

Mitigate application vulnerabilities with proven and robust security that’s widely deployed across the Fortune 500.

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NGINX App Protect

Secure your apps with a WAF that fits natively into your microservices-based architectures.

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A cloud-based managed service that protects web applications and data from ever-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).

Silverline WAF

Enlist a team of experts to continuously monitor your business-critical application portfolio.

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How does the F5 solution integrate with application and service ecosystems?

The F5 solution integrates and automates security protections across architectures, clouds, and infrastructure.

Application Security in an OpenShift Container Platform

F5 and Red Hat partner closely to automate, scale, and secure application workloads across multi-cloud environments.

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Single-Pane-of-Glass Visibility with Stellar Cyber

F5 integrates with Stellar Cyber to reduce risk, improve threat detection, and automate remediation.

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Automate security with HashiCorp Terraform

Safely accelerate digital transformation across your enterprise application portfolio with F5 and HashiCorp.

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Have Questions?

Connect with F5 Sales to get expert advice on the right solution, products, and license model that best fits your organization’s needs. We can also connect you with the right cloud provider, reseller partner, or an F5 Sales Engineer.

Not quite sure what you need? That's ok. Our team will be more than happy to guide you by answering any questions you have or help get you setup with a free trial and/or demo.

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2022 State of Application Strategy Report

Identity-based security is on the rise as businesses seek to manage threats without slowing innovation. Find out how this supports a maturing approach to overall security risk management.


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