Performance. Security. Availability.

Deliver what’s expected of your apps.

Users expect apps to be fast, secure, and always available. Anything less is unacceptable. If you’re lucky, you’ll be one of few to hear about it.

Enter BIG-IP DNS. Think of it as app insurance.

BIG-IP DNS improves the performance and availability of your global applications by sending users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment. It also hyperscales and secures your DNS infrastructure from DDoS attacks and delivers a real-time DNSSEC solution that protects against hijacking attacks.

Speed, meet security.

BIG-IP DNS hyperscales up to 100 million responses per second (RPS) to manage rapid increases in DNS queries. 

With a set of features that includes multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, BIG-IP DNS handles millions of DNS queries, protects your business from DDoS attacks, and ensures top application performance for users.

BIG-IP DNS delivers a real-time, signed DNSSEC query response and DNS firewall services for attack protection and mitigates complex threats by blocking access to malicious domains.

Works with what you already have in place.

BIG-IP DNS services integrate with DNS zone management solutions, increase DNS performance at the network edge, and mask the DNS back-end infrastructure.

That translates into higher productivity, server consolidation, faster responses, and protected DNS management.

All-over availability.

BIG-IP DNS routes distributed app traffic to keep pace with changing network and user volumes that can overwhelm data centers during peak traffic times.

BIG-IP DNS can also be configured as a full proxy for global load balancing applications and DNS across architectures, as well as across the globe. Plus, you can use it in virtual and hybrid cloud environments to extend DNS services and global app availability while keeping centralized control within the data center.

Deploy however you want.


HARDWARE

Both the BIG-IP family of devices and the VIPRION chassis are purpose-built, powerful hardware that F5 software runs on.

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SOFTWARE (Virtual Editions)

BIG-IP virtual editions have the same features as those that run on F5 purpose-built hardware—and you can deploy them on any leading hypervisor or select cloud providers.

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CLOUD

F5 application services work exactly the same way in the public and private cloud as they do in the data center.

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Features

Superior DNS performance>

Manages query responses with multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, handling spikes in DNS query volumes.

DNS firewall services>

Validates query requests, mitigates malicious communications, absorbs DNS DDoS attacks, and delivers complete DNS control to keep your DNS services online.

DNSSEC protection>

Protects LDNS servers from cache poisoning and man-in-the-middle attacks with real-time DNSSEC and validates DNSSEC responses for superior DNS performance.

Global server load balancing>

Supports evolving application requirements across hybrid data centers and clouds while keeping apps available. Optimizes very large global server load balancing (GSLB) configurations across sync groups.

Continual monitoring and automated failover>

Lets you perform comprehensive site availability checks and performance monitoring while closely controlling and defining conditions for managing traffic. Gives you the flexibility to shift all traffic to a backup data center and fail over an entire site or control only the affected applications.

Location-based routing>

Routes clients to the nearest data center with geolocation-based load balancing for the best user experience.

Features

Superior DNS performance

Manages query responses with multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, handling spikes in DNS query volumes.

DNS firewall services

Validates query requests, mitigates malicious communications, absorbs DNS DDoS attacks, and delivers complete DNS control to keep your DNS services online.

DNSSEC protection

Protects LDNS servers from cache poisoning and man-in-the-middle attacks with real-time DNSSEC and validates DNSSEC responses for superior DNS performance.

Global server load balancing

Supports evolving application requirements across hybrid data centers and clouds while keeping apps available. Optimizes very large global server load balancing (GSLB) configurations across sync groups.

Continual monitoring and automated failover

Lets you perform comprehensive site availability checks and performance monitoring while closely controlling and defining conditions for managing traffic. Gives you the flexibility to shift all traffic to a backup data center and fail over an entire site or control only the affected applications.

Location-based routing

Routes clients to the nearest data center with geolocation-based load balancing for the best user experience.