Securing apps requires the right WAF.

The right WAF in front of your applications can quickly stop application threats and mitigate vulnerabilities. As a key part of your total application security strategy, F5’s WAF solutions can safeguard your data, enable compliance, and provide ongoing protection against evolving application threats.

F5 positioned as a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

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Features

Comprehensive application protection

Proactive bot defense, identity management, real-time threat protection, client-side threat defense, Layer 7 DoS protection, and compliance enforcement and reporting.

Proactive bot defense

Identifies malicious bots that bypass standard detection methods and mitigates threats before they do damage.

Layer 7 denial of service protection

Mitigations that learn and adapt to your unique application layer user interaction patterns to enable dynamic defences based on changing conditions.

Visibility means control

Application visibility for both threat management and business intelligence. Performance metrics and analytics data enable site and workflow optimization.

Intelligent, adaptable defenses

Dynamic traffic pattern learning and behavioral analysis enable real-time identification and response to new application attacks with minmal admin intervention.

Compliance and beyond

Meet compliance requirements for regulatory standards like FFIEC, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS today and in the future via pre-configured security profiles, and get the tools you need to respond to evolving application threats and attack vectors.

Virtual patching

Virtual patching through signature detection of vulnerability exploit attempts. Integration with third-party dynamic application security testing (DAST) tools for automated virtual patching.

Context-aware risk management

Geolocation and IP intelligence enable context-aware policies that facilitate the identification and blocking or limits for known malicious hosts and regions.

Flexibility via programmability

Advanced programmability for rapid and dynamic response to zero day vulnerabilities and evolving application threats. Build flexible defenses specific to your applications and workflows with defined and programmable request, response, and event handling.

Protocol enforcement

Enforce strict adherence to RFC standards. Filter and block unused protocol features.

Client-side integrity defense

Identifies and limits or blocks suspicious clients and headless browsers, mitigates client side malware.

Scale and performance even under attack

Ensures app availability and performance even when under attack.

Features

Comprehensive application protection

Proactive bot defense, identity management, real-time threat protection, client-side threat defense, Layer 7 DoS protection, and compliance enforcement and reporting.

Proactive bot defense

Identifies malicious bots that bypass standard detection methods and mitigates threats before they do damage.

Layer 7 denial of service protection

Mitigations that learn and adapt to your unique application layer user interaction patterns to enable dynamic defences based on changing conditions.

Visibility means control

Application visibility for both threat management and business intelligence. Performance metrics and analytics data enable site and workflow optimization.

Intelligent, adaptable defenses

Dynamic traffic pattern learning and behavioral analysis enable real-time identification and response to new application attacks with minmal admin intervention.

Compliance and beyond

Meet compliance requirements for regulatory standards like FFIEC, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS today and in the future via pre-configured security profiles, and get the tools you need to respond to evolving application threats and attack vectors.

Virtual patching

Virtual patching through signature detection of vulnerability exploit attempts. Integration with third-party dynamic application security testing (DAST) tools for automated virtual patching.

Context-aware risk management

Geolocation and IP intelligence enable context-aware policies that facilitate the identification and blocking or limits for known malicious hosts and regions.

Flexibility via programmability

Advanced programmability for rapid and dynamic response to zero day vulnerabilities and evolving application threats. Build flexible defenses specific to your applications and workflows with defined and programmable request, response, and event handling.

Protocol enforcement

Enforce strict adherence to RFC standards. Filter and block unused protocol features.

Client-side integrity defense

Identifies and limits or blocks suspicious clients and headless browsers, mitigates client side malware.

Scale and performance even under attack

Ensures app availability and performance even when under attack.

Find the WAF deployment that’s right for your business.

Consistent, portable WAF policies follow your apps no matter where they are deployed; on-premises, or across cloud providers.


APPLIANCE

High-performance hardware solutions to protect your applications.

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SOFTWARE/VIRTUALIZED WAF

Full-featured WAF you can deploy on any leading hypervisor or select cloud providers.

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MANAGED WAF

Cloud-based, fully managed solutions. We maintain your WAF.

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SELF-MANAGED WAF

Cloud-based solutions that we host, but that you update and manage yourself.

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Customer StoriesMore customer stories >

Premier customer evidence

"The risk of a breach is so high that we wanted to go with the best of the best and find a partner who could help us take care of this major concern."

Sohail Mohammed, CIO

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Netprice customer evidence

"Cyberattacks from outside far exceeded anything we’d imagined. Several thousand attacks a day was routine."

Keisuke Takahashi, Manager of Technology Headquarters

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Qualica customer evidence

"Ensuring safety is the responsibility of the service provider, but we also needed a way to reduce developers’ workloads to increase delivery speeds."

Tomoyasu Tsuboguchi, Deputy Head of IT Platform Service Center

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Golf Digest Online customer evidence

"Deploying BIG-IP ASM on AWS to screen all incoming traffic gave us the same high level of security on AWS that we had with an on-premises system."

Kazuhiro Tamazaki, Infrastructure Management Office

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We help make sure your policies are up-to-date.

Tuning and keeping security policies current typically means some degree of reliance on your WAF vendor and third-party help. At F5, we have research groups focused on studying emerging attack vectors to help make sure you’re protected against the latest web application threats.