f5 BIG-IP Software License
GAIN AGILITY WITH THE MOST PROGRAMMABLE CLOUD-READY ADC
F5’s next-generation, cloud-ready Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platform provides DevOps-like agility with the scale, security depth, and investment protection needed for both established and emerging apps. The new F5 BIG-IP iSeries appliances deliver quick and easy programmability, ecosystem-friendly orchestration, and record breaking, software-defined hardware performance. As a result, customers can accelerate private clouds and secure critical data at scale while lowering TCO and future proofing their application infrastructure.
- Obtain the lowest TCO
Reduce TCO and the infrastructure footprint by consolidating app and security services on to a unified, high-performance platform.
- Protect critical data
Deliver the SSL capacity required to protect critical data—including offload of elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) processing to hardware enabling forward secrecy scaling. Simplify operations and improve customer confidence with the fastest way to an SSL Labs A+ rating.
- Secure applications
Deliver the most effective protection with integrated, one-pass, full stack (L3–L7 security, including an ICSA Certified firewall, high-capacity DDoS mitigation, contextual access management, and more.
- Ensure the easiest deployment
for cloud or container environments save time with the only simple, out-of-the-box native integration with leading private cloud, cloud interconnect colocation, and container environments.
- Maximize investment protection
The iSeries’ software-defined hardware includes unique F5 TurboFlex™ FPGA technology that enables on-demand optimized performance for specific use cases such as DDoS protection or UDP traffic processing. Eliminate forklift upgrades and extend the lifecycle of app delivery hardware with software-upgradeable performance.
- Maximize uptime
Ensure your critical infrastructure is built on reliable, carrier-grade hardware with hot-swappable components, redundant power supplies and fans, and always-on management integrated with a full baseboard management controller (BMC) with IPMI support.
STANDARDIZE YOUR APP DELIVERY SERVICES
BIG-IP ADC appliances can simplify your network and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading servers, providing a consistent set of comprehensive application services, and consolidating devices, saving management, power, space, and cooling costs in the data center. The massive performance and scalability of the BIG-IP platform reduces the number of ADCs needed to deliver even the most demanding applications. By offloading computationally intense processes, you can significantly reduce the number of application servers needed.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management
F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management is F5’s management and orchestration platform. It provides a central point of control for F5 physical and virtual devices and the app delivery and security services that run on them. BIG-IQ Centralized Management is available both as a virtual edition and an F5 appliance. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the visibility and reporting you need to troubleshoot and respond to issues and security attacks.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management manages policies, licenses, SSL certificates, images, andconfigurations for F5 devices and the following BIG-IP software modules:
- BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
- BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM)
- BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
- BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
- F5 Secure Web Gateway Services
- BIG-IP DNS
- F5 WebSafe and F5 MobileSafe (monitoring only)
BIG-IQ Centralized Management supports BIG-IP appliances, VIPRION chassis/blades, and BIG-IP virtual editions (VE), whether they are running locally or in the cloud. It is ideal for organizations that require central management of F5 devices and modules, license management of BIG-IP VEs, or central reporting and alerting on application availability, performance, and security.