You can't secure what you can't see.

Protect the door to the data—and your business.

Applications power businesses of all sizes, from startups to the Fortune 500. Your business is driven by them, your customers connect with you through them, and your employees can’t do their jobs without them. But, as critical as they are, applications also expose your business to risk. Applications and their data are a focal point for today’s attacks.

Today, there are nearly a billion web apps. In 2020, that could easily be five billion. All those apps are vulnerability vectors and application protection is fraught with complexity. With the pervasiveness of the Internet, mobile devices, and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), issues are only increasing.

Understanding the Threat Landscape

Data is the new currency among cybercriminals.


The data behind the application represents business strategies, finances, and your customers’ most sensitive information. So, how do we ensure only the right people get access to the right data while also keeping the app protected?

By fortifying security portfolios with solutions and services focused specifically on the application, organizations like yours can better protect the applications that expose sensitive data, no matter where those apps live. Look for solutions focused on visibility, access, and protection,  provided by products and services built on an intrinsic understanding of applications.

F5 secures applications and the data behind them—because that’s where attacks happen.

With decades focused on applications and our placement in the network, between the application and the user, our solutions provide unparalleled visibility into identity threats and the controls needed to mitigate risk. Something all security professionals value. Plus, our solutions support application security for any infrastructure, from traditional data centers to cloud environments. This allows users to access data on any device, in any environment, at any time. That’s not a tagline; it’s a critical customer value statement.

Manage risk everywhere, including the cloud.

Traditional security point solutions focus on network protection and are therefore blind to application content.

Our placement in the network provides necessary visibility and analysis to all application traffic, allowing you to make decisions based on the potential risk to the application, and take necessary action against malicious activity. Also, our solutions are delivered where businesses need them—on software, standalone hardware, virtual appliances, and from the cloud. (Most competitors only deliver on one or two forms.)

Only by understanding all the weak points attackers are exploiting in the network and the application—will enterprises like yours be able to protect the data.

The growth in mobile and cloud-based applications is seen as significantly affecting application security risk.*

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*Ponemon Report 2016: Application Security in the Changing Risk Landscape

The New Approach

As today's perimeter dissolves, visibility, app access, and protection become critical.


See what’s hidden in encrypted traffic.

Gain critical visibility into the traffic on your network that many traditional defenses leave exposed, making your security stack more effective and simplifying management. Prevent data loss and ensure compliance with deeper intelligence and visibility into all data connection points (inbound and outbound traffic). Understand and mitigate attacks at every level, including layer 7.

SSL/TLS Visibility

Quickly identify and block potential threats with deeper visibility into application traffic. Gain insights so you can react accordingly.

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Enable mobile work styles without introducing risk.

Security policies follow and authorize users no matter where they’re located or what device they’re using. Enable your users to connect to their applications securely while ensuring no malware or attacks can make their way across connections. Adopt a contextual, dynamic, risk-based approach to application access that improves end-user experience without compromising security.

Identity Federation and Remote Access

Protect identities, deliver scalable access, and secure data with policies that follow apps and provide authentication for users no matter where they’re located or what device they’re using.

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Keep business applications up and running, despite attacks.

Ensure your business critical applications remain up and running, protected against comprehensive network and application-level attacks. Drive business agility without compromising security—extend consistent security controls and policies from the data center to the cloud with hybrid security solutions.

DDoS Protection

Combine on-premises and cloud DDoS scrubbing to mitigate network, application, and volumetric attacks.

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Extend your security team.

What’s unique about F5’s Security Operations Center?

The security support we provide isn’t outsourced to a third party. You’re talking to one of our own. We hire those hard-to-find security experts and they’re using F5 products combined with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. Our Security Operations Center (SOC) and Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) provide intelligence services and monitoring to identify threats and deliver immediate response.