EMEA’s Top 50 Cloud Innovators Revealed

Unique report highlights the businesses best harnessing the cloud for innovation and success.

F5 Names Michael Mak as General Manager of Hong Kong and Macau

F5 appoints Michael Mak to the company’s regional leadership team to drive business growth in Greater China.

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How to Win at Multi-Cloud: Standardize then Automate to Innovate

Cloud has always been about realizing economies of scale. With digital transformation driving organizations to seek new opportunities to improve productivity (internal) and profit (external) with...

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As Tech Start-Ups Mature, So Do Their Headquarters

Downtown Seattle's F5 Tower is featured in this New York Times article on the trend of maturing tech start-ups moving into newer high-end offices, with commentary from F5's Jay Phillips. ...

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Infrastructure as Code and Multi-Cloud Manageability

You might have noted that a significant drum beat under the multi-cloud mantra is manageability. That’s because the task of scaling, securing, and delivering apps to users requires a certain set of...

Managing Digital Certs: Making the Essential Less Annoying

F5's Dan Schrader highlights how BIG-IQ makes SSL certificate management (and your life) a bit easier.

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

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,...

Phishing: The Secret of its Success and What You Can Do to Stop It

Learn about the tricks attackers use to dupe unsuspecting users and how you can help protect them—and your organization.

Understanding the state of cloud journey in Asia Pacific

This year we hosted a series of Cloud focused events in the region and were fortunate to be able to connect with a number of customers. In this blog, I would like to summarize where those customers...

Combat Commodified Attacks with Managed Security Services

Anyone with access to a computer can point a DDoS-for-hire push button tool anywhere they want for just a few bucks. The sophistication is low and the accessibility is high, meaning the frequency...

Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

Proposed legislation could change existing laws that bars victims of hacking attacks from striking back.

Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited Enhances Performance and Access to Its Banking Services with F5 Solutions

F5's BIG-IP platform helped reduce system downtime, improve end user experience, and integrate with Cisco ACI.

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The New OSI Network Stack: Containers and Half-Layers

Back in 1983, a group of like-minded folks in the computer and telecom industries got together to create a detailed specification they called the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI).

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The Risks of Running HTTP are Increasing but Manageable

Whether we like it or not, HTTP is the de facto application transport protocol of the modern age. We use it everywhere. It’s as ubiquitous as IP and TCP, and serves much the same purpose. Its only...

Automation, Clouds, and Continuous Delivery: Learning What to Learn

F5's Robert Haynes gives a quick run-down of automation topics to consider (and where to start).

Where does a WAF fit in the data path?

The data path contains multiple insertion points at which a WAF can be deployed. But that doesn’t mean every insertion point is a good idea.

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Scary Candy Week: KRACK and ROCA

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...

Open Source Spotlight: OpenStack LBaaS Extended Service Definitions

One of the often mentioned benefits of cloud – private or public, on-prem or off – is speed. Speed to provision, speed to scale, speed to ultimately get an app delivered to the users who desire or...

Reaper: The Professional Bot Herder’s Thingbot

While Reaper might be considered an “object lesson” today, it should serve as a blistering warning that IoT security needs to be fixed now.

F5 Networks Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017 Results

SEATTLE – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced revenue of $538.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, up 2.4% from $525.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016....

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Why CVEs Should Be Given Priority One for Resolution

When considering vulnerabilities, remember application security is a stack. You may have heard me say this before, but sometimes we need a reminder that modern applications are never deployed alone.

How F5’s WAF Earned its AWS Security Competency

F5's Tom Atkins takes a closer look at the company's recently achieved AWS milestone, supporting those aiming to mitigate attacks on applications deployed in the public cloud.

How Container Orchestration Environments Impact Health Monitoring

At the heart of availability is monitoring. Every load balancer – before it chooses a target resource – has to know whether that resource is actually available or not. Otherwise, what’s the point? ...

New Threat May Slip through the KRACK in BYOD Policies

Combating this vulnerability might mean you have to force updates on employees’ personal devices or deny them access altogether.

Dear NetOps: Security Rule Zero Applies to You, Too

Okay, NetOps. As you’re getting all automated up and scripting your hearts out, it’s time for a gentle reminder about security. I’m not talking about firewalls and WAF or other security...

Taking Customers to the AWS Cloud, Through Our Channel

SVP of Worldwide Channels David Helfer highlights F5's selection for the AWS Channel Opportunity Registration Program and just-achieved AWS Security Competency.

Example-driven Insecurity Illustrates Need for WAF

Learning online is big. Especially for those who self-identify as a developer. If you take a peek at Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey...

F5 BIG-IP Availability on IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

For most enterprises, the concept of cloud is well in the process of crossing the “chasm” from early adoption to early majority.

Automation: Managing F5 BIG-IP Configurations Using Puppet

Most of us are still learning new ways to optimize continuous deployments and reduce release cycles. In complex environments this often includes automating, streamlining, and eliminating costly,...

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The Good News about Breaches

Security breaches in the news serve as a good reminder to check and make sure you have a solid application protection strategy in place, starting with never trusting user input.

Making Multi-Cloud Manageable: F5 Application Connector Now Available for Microsoft Azure

When using multiple public clouds to host applications, you’ve still got to manage those apps and connect them to a secure inbound path.

F5 Names Steve McMillan as Head of Global Services

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the addition of Steve McMillan to its leadership team as Executive Vice President of Global Services, reporting to the CEO. In this role,...

Bots are the Bane of Turing Security Test

Bots are cool. Bots are scary. Bots are the future. Bots are getting smarter every day. Depending on what kind of bot we’re talking about, we’re either frustrated or fascinated by them.

Open Source Spotlight: Auto Scaling Mesos

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.

Solace and F5: Partnering for Better IoT

In addition to being equipped to handle huge numbers of devices and massive amounts of data traffic, IoT deployments have to be built for some unique ways of communicating.

Five Reasons the CISO is a Cryptocurrency Skeptic—Starting with Bitcoin

There’s a lot of hype surrounding cryptocurrencies, but what’s good for currency traders may not be great for security-minded professionals.

Reactive Security Strategy Poses Significant Challenge for CISOs

SINGAPORE – Today at Singapore International Cyber Week, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) released a comprehensive report on the evolving nature of the CISO role and the IT security approaches...

Five Reasons CISOs Should Keep an Open Mind about Cryptocurrencies

Far from a dying breed, cryptocurrencies are not only evolving but being accepted in countless new markets. CISOs need to know the ins and outs, pros and cons.

CISOs: Striving Toward Proactive Security Strategies

As enterprises more closely align their security and IT operations, they still struggle to shift their security programs from reactive to proactive.

Ceding Control of IoT for the Sake of Security

We are, I think it’s safe to say, universally delighted by technology. The mundane is transformed into the magical by the mere introduction of technology. The novelty wears off after a time, of...

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Vulnerable Stuff Running in Containers Still Vulnerable Stuff

It has been said – and not just by me – that encrypted malicious code is still malicious code. The encryption does nothing to change that...

WireX Android DDoS Malware Adds UDP Flood

As quickly as attackers commandeer IoT devices to build more “thingbots,” they continue to evolve their attack types and functionality.

AnsibleFest 2017’s Code of Conduct as a Metaphor for DevOps

The Ansible community requires everyone to be nice to each other, to be empathetic and to be kind. This is best evidenced by the Ansible Code of Conduct for events. One excerpt: “Ansible is...

Successful Cloud Migrations: Making the Leap

F5 SVP Calvin Rowland walks you through the mindset of moving to the cloud, with a nod to just announced IBM/VMware/F5 solutions.

AnsibleFest and the Rise of Network Automation

Over the past year, F5 and Ansible have been working hard to bring network automation solutions to our customers. In successive releases, Ansible has introduced more and more network automation...

The Dawn of Cloud Arbitrage: Equinix Builds and F5 helps Pave the Way

Along with their just-opened San Jose data center, Equinix leverages F5 BIG-IP for application services to support multi-cloud interconnection.

"Supercomputers coming soon to an office near you": https://t.co/YNHOfYNgoI via @TechRepublic
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Read how a financial institution in Asia enhanced performance and access to its banking services with… https://t.co/keeyC520Rz
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"10 more things I don't miss about old technology": https://t.co/SET8F2CWPa via @TechRepublic
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"How to keep mooches and spies off your Wi-Fi network and files": https://t.co/3OkXkX7OA6 via @USATODAY
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To our followers celebrating today, #HappyThanksgiving! https://t.co/h7itsdTMAE
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RT @F5Security: "How to give your parents the security talk this #Thanksgiving": https://t.co/iB3dd567i9 via @CNET #Cybersecurity
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"'Goldilocks' legislation aims to clean up #IoT #security" by @dunsany: https://t.co/wJ72znKu4H via @DarkReading https://t.co/H1C7QvGCzQ
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"Securing e-commerce for #BlackFriday and beyond" by @F5NetworksEMEA's Martin Walshaw: https://t.co/HEQJhReuIG via… https://t.co/jhCORde2dG
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"The Rise of Thingbots in the Philippines" featuring @F5Labs research: https://t.co/Q6NlGxMLXI via @manilabulletin… https://t.co/C8EHmeZSnw
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"Companies turn to war games to spot scarce #cybersecurity talent": https://t.co/RkuvFa4BPC via @technology
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Want to win at #multicloud? @lmacvittie suggests standardizing then automating to innovate: https://t.co/eGLB0ABi0phttps://t.co/Q8cljALlQi
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"A #CISO Landmine: No security awareness training" by @F5Labs guest blogger @MDLevin: https://t.co/z1dh8TD3Aj https://t.co/LLBED8p639
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Don't get hooked by a phisher's lure this holiday season, read the latest @F5Labs report on #phishing:… https://t.co/xsT9BVZUSR
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Here's how to avoid four risks of the #cloud: https://t.co/qGpBcsDZHy #wemakeappsgo https://t.co/KCLUS6vR93
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Checkout @devcentral's technical blog series on "Building an OpenSSL Certificate Authority" :… https://t.co/CO6XfyJfBX
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"To jump through the hoops of digital disruption, be agile": https://t.co/PDzp4bw24l via @Forbes
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[Press Release] @F5NetworksAPJ names Michael Mak as General Manager of Hong Kong and Macau to drive business growth… https://t.co/XmkpQYJS5t
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"F5's Helfer on partnering with AWS, building relationships with VMware and Cisco, and making #cloud economics work… https://t.co/xjBbxQcH1u
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93% of web application attacks were linked to organized crime, protect your apps with a managed #security service:… https://t.co/DfKbgzpsBL
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