As users become more mobile and apps are hosted in numerous data centers and clouds, the traditional network perimeter is fading away and tough to defend. Try a different approach by streamlining and protecting authentication and managing access to apps via a centralized access proxy that moves the perimeter to your apps, users, and devices.
Through native integration, F5 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory provide simple, secure, and context-aware application access for all applications in a single-pane-of-glass view, regardless of where the app resides. This enhances user experience and productivity while also reducing access management overhead.
As your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution grows, security and performance can become harder to manage. F5’s solutions can reduce the complexity of your network design via infrastructure consolidation, processing of millions of concurrent sessions, and enabling a centralized gateway for authentication and access. This not only makes your VDI more secure but also eases the management burden with granular access policies.
Modern app architectures need to scale up and down as quickly and efficiently as possible, depending on business needs. That means automation is important. Automation requires APIs on every interface, making it difficult to ensure consistent access policies. Implement authorization controls as your first line of defense. The F5 API authorization solution natively supports this need with OAuth/JWT.
With so many applications, users can’t be expected to remember complex, unique passwords for each one. Through federation of SaaS and other cloud-based apps and the ability to serve as an identity provider for on-premises legacy apps, F5 has the only solution that can give users a single pane of glass for all applications via the same portal. At the same time, you can enhance security with the adaptive MFA capabilities of our SSO solution.
The F5 VPN solution provides end-to-end TLS encryption for client to network or application connections, and IPSEC tunnels between datacenters. The visual policy editor lets you easily create customizable policies that allow for granular customization in authentication options and access management to individual apps, networks, or other resources. You can also inspect several indicators of client or endpoint health that can also factor into access policy decisions. The unique flexibility of this solution makes it much more than a simple VPN.