F5 Announces New Hybrid Solution for Organizations to Scale Resources Across Dynamic Cloud and Data Center Infrastructures

 Unveils first service capability, DDoS Protection

delivered on F5 Silverline cloud-based platform

 

Hong Kong, JANUARY 20, 2015 F5 Networks(NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced new hybrid solution capabilities to offer extended security, optimization, and availability services from hosted and managed infrastructure. The offerings fall under the company’s new Silverline banner, which marks F5’s entrance into the cloud services delivery space. The launch of the Silverline platform in Asia Pacific today is led by the introduction of the F5 Silverline DDoS Protection offering; the platform will support additional application delivery capabilities as-a-service in the future.

Ongoing migration of applications to the cloud, increased user and resource mobility, and an ascension of sophisticated threats have led to the dissolution of the traditional enterprise perimeter. The F5 Silverline services delivery platform expands the company’s F5 Synthesis architecture to enable application services within customers’ deployment model of choice: on-premises and/or as-a-service. F5’s investment in hybrid services delivery and security intelligence licensing options mirrors the industry’s rising interest in providing programmable application delivery capabilities across physical and virtual infrastructures to support Software Defined Application Services and other software-defined initiatives.

“Today’s application-driven world demand organizations to cost-effectively and seamlessly deliver applications while fending off security threats by the minute. Specific IT components have become a secondary concern as the convenience of a unified services platform takes precedence,” said Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific “F5’s goal is to remove barriers to deploying and scaling application services. Our Silverline offerings will make core F5 technologies available as-a-service to help customers embrace hybrid deployments without forsaking the benefits they’ve seen in the data center.”

F5 has made significant investments as part of its concerted campaign to strengthen its security support capabilities, bolstering the new Silverline DDoS Protection service. This includes the establishment of globally distributed scrubbing centers, one of which is based in Singapore. Part of F5’s global security operation center (SOC) infrastructure, the center analyzes incoming traffic, identifies threats, and removes malicious traffic, ultimately returning clean traffic to the destination website with little to no impact to the end user or the network.

“F5 is the first application delivery networking company to offer a hybrid solution for DDoS protection. This type of hybrid solution, combining on-premises DDoS protection capabilities with a high-capacity cloud service, provides enterprises with robust capability to absorb and mitigate a complete spectrum of DDoS attacks,” said Bonnassie. “With security and attack mitigation concerns on the rise in the region, we wanted to ensure our customers are well-positioned to defend against DDoS attacks even as they increase in scale and complexity.”

F5’s open and programmable architecture enables network security administrators to extend custom rules to mitigate zero-day attacks, works seamlessly with F5’s Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions to create the most complete DDoS protection solution. F5 provides tiered protection levels, based on customers’ unique needs and potential attack profiles:

  • Always On – First line of defense. This subscription continuously stops bad traffic from reaching the network.
  • Always Available – Primary protection on demand. This subscription runs on stand-by and can be initiated as needed when under attack.
  • Ready Defense – Secondary DDoS protection. This subscription provides additional capacity to bolster DDoS mitigation capabilities.

AVAILABILITY

Unless otherwise indicated, the specific F5 technologies mentioned in this announcement are available now. Please contact a local F5 sales office for additional product availability information pertaining to particular countries.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

·         F5 Synthesis: To Boldly Go Where No ADC Has Gone Before – DevCentral Blog

·         F5 Silverline DDoS Protection – DevCentral Blog

·         Silverline DDoS Protection – Solution Information


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