Take control of link management.

Application availability is critical, but unresponsive ISP connections can bring the whole system to a grinding halt. BIG-IP Link Controller manages and reroutes connections based on link type and quality, ensuring that users have a better experience while reducing downtime.

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Monitor ISP links

Use iRules to customize traffic routing

Better links for better availability.

Comprehensive link monitoring provides an overall view of inbound and outbound link performance. With better visibility, BIG-IP Link Controller quickly responds to connection demands at any given moment, redirecting traffic as needed and keeping your application available.

You make the rules.

BIG-IP Link Controller works with the iRules scripting language, so you can customize how traffic routes over multiple WAN links and defined TCP/IP parameters. iRules lets you implement policies based on application type, service quality, and client types, resulting in more reliable connections and a better user experience.

CUSTOMER STORY

Interswitch

“Applications are 30% faster. This means we can successfully process a lot more transactions.”

Damilola Akinsiku

Application Delivery Engineer, Interswitch

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May the best link win.

BIG-IP Link Controller tests link performance, then routes users to the best possible connection. This active monitoring adjusts to variables like throughput, traffic flow, and ISP availability, increasing application performance and redistributing traffic to reduce link saturation.

Traffic on your terms.

Efficient bandwidth saves money and improves performance. By classifying and prioritizing traffic, BIG-IP Link Controller lets you determine how traffic resources are used. Identify critical traffic or applications for special handling by upstream routers, set spike and burst limits, and aggregate inexpensive links to lower bandwidth costs.

CUSTOMER STORY
SingularLogic

Better together.

F5’s products, technologies, and solutions work together to make sure your applications are always protected and work the way they should. Extend the effectiveness of BIG-IP Link Controller by combining it with the following products.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

Provides intelligent traffic management as well as advanced application security, acceleration, and optimization.

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BIG-IP DNS

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.

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BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager (AAM)

Overcomes WAN latency, maximizes server capacity, and speeds application response times.

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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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AS A SERVICE

Silverline services are 100 percent managed by F5 experts, so you can deploy enterprise-grade app services across environments—without upfront investments in IT infrastructure and support.

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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

TCP optimization>

Optimize connections for better application performance.

Topology-based routing>

Route traffic based on user location and predefined policies.

Compression>

Reduce file size for better use of WAN link bandwidth and optimized connection types.

Better routing>

Eliminate deployment barriers and reduce the cost of multi-homing via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

Features

TCP optimization

Optimize connections for better application performance.

Topology-based routing

Route traffic based on user location and predefined policies.

Compression

Reduce file size for better use of WAN link bandwidth and optimized connection types.

Better routing

Eliminate deployment barriers and reduce the cost of multi-homing via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).