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Security Rule Zero: A Warning about X-Forwarded-For

by: Lori MacVittie

Proxies operate on the premise that they exist to forward requests from one system to another. They generally add some value like load balancing (scale), data leak prevention (security), or compression (performance).

Speed and Scale: F5 BIG-IP as Ingress control for Kubernetes

by: Lori MacVittie

There’s as much confusion as there is chaos in container land. Every day seems to bring some new capability or component to the world of container orchestration environments. That’s necessary, because it’s still maturing as use of containers...

Scary Candy Week: KRACK and ROCA

by: David Holmes

What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do – It’s not a coincidence that Halloween falls in October. We humans have a heightened fear perception this time of year; it’s some kind of vestigial response to the shortening of days.

Open Source Spotlight: Auto Scaling Mesos

by: Lori MacVittie

Thanks to cloud, auto scaling applications is now nearly synonymous with scalability. And until recently, auto scaling apps with Mesos was a mostly manual endeavor.

Programmable Proxies are the Duct Tape of the Internet

by: Lori MacVittie

Programmable proxies protect ports from predators – like those targeting SMB today.   When the Internet was in its infancy, my oldest three children were teenagers. Even then – with a far smaller Internet - unfettered access was not...

Realizing FIPS Validation in Virtualized, SDN, and Cloud Data Centers

by: Henry Tam

Securing your data and infrastructure while transitioning to cloud (and software-defined everything) is complicated, but throw in tighter, stricter regulatory compliance and then you really have complexity and risk.

F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack

by: Henry Tam

This week, F5 introduced the first and only turnkey solution package that includes advanced application and security services that are engineered, tested, and certified to run with the Red Hat OpenStack Platform.