A platform that manages your devices and the services they deliver.
Because adding more boxes increases complexity, you need ways to simplify system management. That’s where BIG-IQ Centralized Management comes in. From licensing to policies, traffic to security, you’ll see it all from a single pane of glass.
When you go from managing a few boxes to managing a few dozen, your processes, logistics, and needs all change. BIG-IQ Centralized Management brings all of your devices together, so you can discover, track, upgrade, and deploy more efficiently. You can also monitor key metrics from one location, saving yourself both time and effort.
Centrally manage up to 600 physical, virtual, or virtual clustered multiprocessing (vCMP) based BIG-IP devices. BIG-IQ Centralized Management also handles licensing for up to 5,000 unmanaged devices, so you can spin BIG-IP virtual editions (VEs) up or down as needed.
Aggregate device metrics, like CPU/memory and disk usage, SSL certificate status, and high availability (HA) status.
Store configurations and information for your entire system.
Restore your system more efficiently.
Upgrade all BIG-IP devices running TMOS 10.2 or newer from a single place.
Deploy BIG-IP images on existing hardware or virtual devices.
There’s more to traffic management than ensuring the availability of your applications. BIG-IQ Centralized Management and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) work in tandem to help you manage all your BIG-IP LTM devices and their attributes, including VIPs, pools, member iRules, and nodes. It also lets application owners control pool members and virtual servers for their apps.
When you can see your devices through a single interface, you can monitor the health of your traffic, see when issues are causing performance problems, and identify which servers are affecting availability. This comprehensive view helps you find solutions before traffic stops, rather than having to respond to downed servers. Centralizing this view also helps you evaluate statistics and generate reports with clearer context.
Create role-based access controls (RBACs).
Manage key functions of your ADCs.
Maintain logs and audit trails.
Stage and schedule your configurations.
Manage iRules, profiles, and monitors.
Clone virtual servers for faster deployment.
Security is serious business and cutting corners is not an option. As your system grows, you need to be sure you can manage your security policies quickly and effectively. Get policy-based management of BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). You’ll also get centralized reporting and security alerts For BIG-IP AFM, BIG-IP ASM, WebSafe, and MobileSafe.
Get a better view of the overall strength of your system when you monitor security from a single screen. By seeing which policies are triggered and when, you can reduce firewall CPU utilization and optimize performance. Central reporting is not only easier, but can help you identify patterns and trends so your security response can be proactive, not just reactive.
Let’s face it, identifying sources of failure and maintaining audit trails is a big challenge. BIG-IQ Centralized Management maintains a secure audit log of all changes and updates, helping you stay compliant with corporate policy.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management allows you to import tested configurations and policies; view, edit, and compare firewall policies; and apply policies or updates across groups of devices or your entire infrastructure—all without leaving your desk.
With RBAC, you can let individual teams manage their specific security instances. This helps minimize errors, maximize efficiency, and maintain security, while also providing a documented history of which policies were amended by whom.
Monitor your physical and virtual BIG-IP firewall solutions.
Apply policies to a single device, select groups, or across your system.
Store logs and audit trails, ensuring policy compliance.
Simplify policy changes and deploy rapid changes based on security requirements.
While your devices may vary—physical, virtual, or hybrid—your policies need to remain constant. By pairing BIG-IQ Centralized Management with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), you’ll save time and money while reducing opportunities for errors, improper implementation, or conflicts between access and security polices.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management helps you manage policies for up to 100 BIG-IP APM instances, so you can import, compare, edit, and update across multiple devices from a single pane of glass.
The dashboard view helps you see trends and relationship contexts more easily and improve response time if issues arise. With a holistic view of network health, you can better gauge how effective your policies are, where weak points may surface, and how best to respond to issues and concerns.
Gain secure, centralized access management, anytime, anywhere.
Group devices to ensure enterprise-wide policy compliance.
Consolidate reports on sessions, users, websites, IP addresses, and applications.
Configure polices with Visual Policy Editor (VPE).
Enterprise Manager significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing BIG-IP devices running TMOS 11.4 and earlier. From a single-pane view of your system, you can optimize application performance and automate common tasks. It’s also available in a virtual edition to facilitate a seamless transition to future versions of BIG-IQ Centralized Management.
To find out more, contact your F5 sales representative.