A blend of software and hardware that’s a load balancer and a full proxy. It gives you the ability to control the traffic that passes through your network.
The BIG-IP platform is a smart evolution of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) technology. Solutions built on this platform are load balancers. And they’re full proxies that give visibility into, and the power to control—inspect and encrypt or decrypt—all the traffic that passes through your network.
BIG-IP software runs on BIG-IP or VIPRION hardware or as a virtual edition on a client server. Hardware offers the greatest scalability, while virtual editions offer added deployment flexibility.
BIG-IP products provide application services ranging from access and acceleration to security to intelligent traffic management.
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Underlying all BIG-IP hardware and software is F5’s proprietary operating system, TMOS, which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability.
With its application control plane architecture, TMOS gives you control over the acceleration, security, and availability services your applications require.
TMOS establishes a virtual, unified pool of highly scalable, resilient, and reusable services that can dynamically adapt to the changing conditions in data centers and virtual and cloud infrastructures.
F5 products built on TMOS offer flexibility via an open API.
“With F5, we have a solution that’s not only always on, but also very responsive for our users.”
Manager of Client Core Applications, Teck Resources
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The BIG-IP product suite is a system of application delivery services that work together on the BIG-IP platform.
Provides intelligent traffic management as well as advanced application security, acceleration, and optimization.
Directs users to the best-performing data center to optimize app performance. Secures your infrastructure and keeps apps online during high query volumes and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Integrates and unifies secure user access to applications.
Paired with BIG-IP APM, lets you create and administer policies to manage web access, as well as spot and block web-borne threats.
Gives you the flexibility to deploy web application firewall (WAF) services close to apps, so they’re protected wherever they reside.
Protects apps from even the most aggressive volumetric DDoS attacks.
Overcomes WAN latency, maximizes server capacity, and speeds application response times.
Manages links to distribute inbound and outbound traffic with greater efficiency and resiliency.