A range of highly programmable, cloud-ready hardware options, from entry-level appliances to the highest performing application delivery controller in the world, VIPRION.
Get the agility of DevOps with the scale, security, and investment protection you need for both established and emerging application architectures. The BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION platforms deliver quick and easy programmability, multi-vendor service orchestration, software-defined hardware, and line-rate performance. Accelerate private clouds and secure critical data at scale, while lowering costs and future-proofing your infrastructure.
Application Delivery Hardware: A Critical Component
Consolidate more application services and security point products with F5 than with any other ADC vendor, reducing your the cost of ownership by up to 53%.
Improve end customer confidence with the fastest way to achieve A+ Grade SSL rating. F5 platforms protect your critical data by supporting all major encryption methods, including emerging Forward Secrecy.
F5’s new BIG-IP iSeries platform features TurboFlex optimization technology that offloads specialized functions from the general CPU, resulting in up to twice the price/performance over our leading competitors. TurboFlex allows you to choose from different performance profiles, and switch to new ones as your business needs change. Best of all, software updates enable additional optimizations and profiles in the future.
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Our newest platforms feature extraordinary throughput and connection rates at both Layer 4 and Layer 7, and unmatched SSL ECC price/performance—up to 5x that of leading competitors. The hardware-accelerated support for ECC ciphers across the iSeries lineup provides a cost effective way to ensure privacy today, and in the future.
The BIG-IP i10000 series is our line of high-performance ADC appliances, designed for mid-to-large enterprises and organizations. This series offers exceptional performance and availability with its dual TurboFlex FPGA’s, 8-Core Intel Xeon processor, 128GB DDR4 RAM, 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD) and dual 80 Plus Platinum-certified, high-efficiency power supplies. The dedicated crypto-hardware enables SSL offload and hardware-based support for elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) ciphers. This series also supports up to 100M L4 concurrent connections, up to 16 vADC guests and 160/80G of L4/L7 throughput for consolidating application and security services. The BIG-IP i10000 Series platforms are available as a 1RU appliance.
The BIG-IP i7000 series is our line of mid-to-high performance ADC appliances. Powered by TurboFlex optimization technology, a 6-Core Intel Xeon processor, 96GB DDR4 RAM, a 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD), and dual power supplies, this 1 RU ADC offers double the Layer 4/7 throughput, double the Layer 4 concurrent connections, 60% more SSL TPS, and supports 50% more vADC guests as previous comparable models.
The BIG-IP i5000 series offers best-in-class performance for advanced mid-range ADC appliances. The series features TurboFlex optimization technology, 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU, 48GB DDR4 RAM, a 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD), eight 10GbE SFP+ ports, and four 40GbE QSFP+ ports. The i5800 provides double the Layer 4 throughput, double the Layer 4 concurrent connections, and offers 67% more SSL TPS than previous comparable models.
The mid-range BIG-IP i4000 series ADC platform offers exceptional performance that meets most small-to-medium enterprise and organization application and security service requirements. This series features the latest 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, a 500GB enterprise-class hard drive, eight 1GbE fiber ports, and four 10GbE SFP+ ports. The i4800 provides double the Layer 4 throughput, 2.8x the Layer 4 concurrent connections, and 2.2x the SSL TPS than previous comparable models.
The entry-level BIG-IP i2000 series provides a high-performance ADC platform for small to medium enterprises and organizations requiring integrated application delivery and security. This series features the latest 2-Core Intel Xeon CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 500GB enterprise-class hard drive, four 1GbE fiber ports, and two 10GbE SFP+ ports. The i2800 provides double the Layer 4 throughput, 2.8x the Layer 4 concurrent connections, and 1.5x the Layer 7 request per second than previous comparable models, with support for F5’s GBB bundle licensing.
With the BIG-IP line of hardware devices, consolidate, distribute, and scale application delivery services up, in, and out of the data center. You'll find entry-level, midrange, and high-performance options built to suit a wide range of business requirements.
The high-performance BIG-IP 12250v provides large enterprises and service providers the SSL price/performance support to encrypt all application traffic. And with support for up to 24 virtual ADC instances in multi-tenant environments, the BIG-IP 12250v enables consolidation of F5’s application services, including traffic management, intelligent DNS, and DDoS protection.
The high-performance BIG-IP 10000 series enables large enterprises and service providers to support extremely high levels of traffic and integrate advanced DNS, optimization, and security capabilities while consolidating IT infrastructure. The FIPS 140-2 Level 2/3 compliant BIG-IP 10350v-F delivers secure scale not achievable with software-only solutions through its FIPS-compliant Level 3 hardware security module (HSM), simplifying certificate management and reducing compliance costs.
The mid-range BIG-IP 7000 series has impressive performance and provides an integrated platform for application delivery and security, even for the most demanding applications.
The mid-range BIG-IP 5000 series unifies application delivery in a 1U, cost-effective platform.
The midrange BIG-IP 4000 series ADC platform can help meet increasing performance and scalability requirements.
The entry-level BIG-IP 2000 series provides a high-performance ADC platform for organizations wanting to add integrated application delivery to their networks, with options for advanced security.
Herculon security products are purpose-built, dedicated appliances that you can implement with minimal disruption. With Herculon products, you get enterprise-level performance and scale in an appliance that’s optimized to address specific security challenges.
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DDoS Hybrid Defender is an on-premises appliance that, combined with native, cloud-based scrubbing services, delivers a complete DDoS threat solution.
SSL Orchestrator enables the decryption and encryption of outbound SSL/TLS traffic and supports dynamic, policy-based management and direction of traffic to the right security devices for inspection.
The VIPRION platform empowers you to dynamically scale and adapt. Add blades without disrupting your apps or users, extending superior power without adding devices. Choose from chassis and blade options that meet both enterprise and service provider requirements.
Meeting the needs of the world's largest service providers, enterprises, and web-based businesses, the 4800 provides unsurpassed consolidation of ADC services with up to 48 vCMP instances. You can add up to eight B4450 blades to achieve maximum throughout, L7 RPS, SSL performance, and compression with no disruption. Designed completely in-house, the 4800 delivers an exceptional customer experience, maximum performance and scalability, and carrier-grade reliability. It's also the most power-efficient chassis, with 80 PLUS Gold Certified power supplies for lower cooling and energy requirements.
The NEBS-certified 4480 was designed with carrier-grade reliability in mind. With support for industry-first 40GbE and 100Gbe (QSFP28) ports, multi-tenant virtualization support, and the ability to add up to four B4450 blades to its chassis, application delivery network and security scales as business demands grow.
The purpose-built, NEBS-compliant VIPRION 4450 blade delivers two 100GbE ports and six 40GbE ports, vastly increasing efficiency, throughput, and performance. It’s the first ADC to provide 100GbE ports in the QSFP28 form factor, delivering the smallest footprint and lowest power consumption of any 100GbE form factor. A VIPRION 4800 chassis fully loaded with VIPRION 4450 blades supports more than 1 Billion concurrent connections and over 1Tbps of DDoS protection. In the VIPRION 4480 or 4800 chassis, the 4450 delivers significant improvements for SSL and elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) performance, enhancing perfect forward secrecy (PFS). Advanced FPGAs, memory, and hardware search on the VIPRION 4450 handles and efficiently addresses software-defined networking (SDN) needs, delivering CPU offloading, optimization, and adaptability.
*Compatible with the VIPRION 4800 and VIPRION 4480 chassis
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A true pay-as-you-grow model, the 2400 chassis with four B2250 blades offers on-demand L7, SSL, and compression performance without operational disruption. For agility and improved efficiency, it provides the highest-density, multi-tenant virtualization solution that can dynamically scale virtual ADC instances as business requirements change. The 2400 uses 80 PLUS Gold Certified power supplies to save on cooling and energy costs.
The 2200 is an appliance-size (2U) ADC chassis that provides pay-as-you-grow performance on demand. With support of up to two 2250 blades, this chassis provides efficient application services consolidation and dynamic resource scaling with no operational disruption.
The purpose-built VIPRION 2250 blade delivers four 40GbE ports and supports 48M concurrent connections with 80Gbps of L4 throughput. In the VIPRION 2400 or 2200 chassis, the 2250 blade delivers significant SSL performance, advanced FPGAs, CPUs, and memory that handles and efficiently addresses enterprise data center, private cloud, and software-defined networking (SDN) needs. The 2250 blade incorporates enterprise-class, solid-state drive (SSD) storage for improved disk i/o performance and reliability. For Layer-4 centric workloads like CGNAT and traffic management, users can select an optimized performance profile that approximately doubles the throughput to 155Gbps.
*Compatible with the VIPRION 2400 and VIPRION 2200 chassis