F5 Networks Delivers Comprehensive Application Security Solution

January 15, 2008 at 6:49 am | Posted in IT News | Leave a comment

F5 Networks, Inc, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced a new version of its BIG-IP Application Security Manager™ (ASM) solution.

The new BIG-IP ASM delivers unprecedented security capabilities, enabling both network and security architects to manage the multiple layers of their application security environments comprehensively and transparently. In addition, BIG-IP ASM’s robust capabilities and ease-of-use make it an ideal security solution for architects seeking to safely introduce new technologies into their application delivery infrastructures, including solutions that ensure regulatory requirements for financial, e-commerce, health care, and retail industries.

Most organizations are incorporating security into the software development lifecycle for new applications, there are still many legacy applications that organizations must protect for regulatory and compliance reasons. Application firewalls can help organizations provide compensating control protections for legacy and commercial applications.

As part of F5’s integrated application delivery portfolio, BIG-IP ASM inherits unmatched performance enhancements by taking advantage of native TMOS functionalities including compression, caching, rate shaping, SSL offload, TCP content manipulation, and TCP Express. The result is the industry’s fastest and best-performing application firewall-a streamlined, integrated security solution that can easily be deployed into an end-to-end Application Delivery Network.

“We recognize that each enterprise has specialized security requirements in addition to general application protection,” said Jason Needham, Director of Product Management at F5. He adds, enterprises and other organizations need a manageable, end-to-end application security solution that’s flexible enough to protect against the next generation of application attacks as well as current threats.

BIG-IP Application Security Manager 9.4.2 is available now, both as a software module and a standalone device. The BIG-IP ASM module, running on BIG-IP LTM, is available on the 6400, 6800, 8400, and 8800 BIG-IP hardware platforms. The standalone version of ASM 9.4.2 is available on F5’s 4100 hardware platform.


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