Top online jewelry supplier Fire Mountain Gems and Beads faced end-of-life devices in its mission-critical, on-premises data center. Replacing components and consolidating functions with a cost-effective F5 solution resulted in immediate performance improvements and a more secure, more easily managed, and readily extensible deployment.
The central computer system of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) underpins the organization’s diverse accelerator science research programs. KEK chose F5’s web application firewall to minimize any increases in time-consuming administrative tasks while bolstering protection against cyber attacks. KEK is also looking forward to ensuring greater efficiency in IT security governance by using F5 to centralize log management.
Vivo, a Brazilian telecom provider with $11 billion in revenue in 2015, launched its own cloud-based security service for small- and mid-sized businesses. The new Vivo Secure Web Application uses F5 technology to protect customers’ web applications.
Founded in 1988, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a multi-campus tertiary institution in Sydney, Australia. The college was placed fourth across the country in the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden Ranking 2015 and 14th global young university, based on universities less than 50 years old.
UTS began to undertake a strategic development program of its IT infrastructure in late 2015, to consolidate existing core load balancing, web application firewall (WAF) and remote virtual private network (VPN) services onto a single platform – all of which were provided by three different vendors. The point solutions lacked automation, high availability, appropriate security, separate maintenance contracts and required specialist IT administrator skills.
Foreign exchange trading company Central Tanshi FX Co., Ltd. needed a solution to accelerate customer transactions by unifying its firewall and various network appliances. With the F5 BIG-IP platform, the company has dramatically increased service speeds, improved security, and reduced operational costs.
West had to satisfy high computational demands with a heterogeneous architecture that was difficult to manage. The company determined that it needed software-defined networking, an application-centric infrastructure, and the ability to intelligently manage high-volume traffic on demand—functionality that integrated F5 and Cisco ACI technologies readily provide.
Keio University’s Information Technology Center (ITC), located in Mita, operates and manages both its local network and the backbone for the entire university’s core network. Keio’s network VPN solution provided the flexibility needed but created serious security concerns. Keio recently introduced F5 application delivery services to complement its existing load balancing system. This VPN overhaul closed security gaps and made it easy to introduce SSL in the educational/research system, reducing network operational burden. Keio also has plans to utilize F5’s web application firewall solution to enhance the protection from cyber-attacks.
INSEE Digital Company Limited (INSEE) is the IT subsidiary of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC), one of Thailand’s leading cement manufacturers. It provides end-to-end IT and digital services to SCCC’s subsidiaries, helping them leverage technology in their operations to create a competitive edge in the cement and construction materials industries. INSEE wanted a new data center that was reliable, flexible and secure enough to meet present and future needs of SCCC, as business requirements and technology evolve.
IDC Frontier provides various services including cloud, housing, and data analysis. By combining multiple, scalable units, virtualized to support multi-tenancy, IDC Frontier can offer the services faster and on a monthly subscription basis. Introducing BIG-IP made it easy for IDC Frontier to accommodate and migrate customers’ systems—growing their customer base and increasing the number of hosted systems.
Kanaiwa Hospital needed to extend the capacity of its medical staff and meet the requirements for in-home patient care services as mandated by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Using F5 technology, the hospital established a secure virtual desktop environment that enables doctors and other key care providers—from any location—to share resources and information critical to patient treatment.
Fullcast, a leader in human resource staffing and payroll services, needed a stronger, faster way to defend its network against cyber attacks. By implementing BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM), Fullcast can visualize all inbound access to its websites and respond quickly to any impending internet threats.
Information and communications technology company, Fujitsu Limited, wanted to eliminate the paperwork and three-day turnaround it took to configure and reflect changes made to a customer’s network. Using F5, Fujitsu built a self-service portal that automated customers’ modification requests and showed new configuration changes in real time.
Software developer PIEM Corporation needed customers to trust that its new interactive wedding planning system would protect their personal information from cybercriminals and ensure that company web servers could handle a high volume of user access and feature requests. Realizing that a web application firewall (WAF) with load-distribution would solve both issues, and after comparing several vendor solutions, PIEM chose F5.
Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) is a local government agency located in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, about 250 kilometres north of the state capital of Brisbane. FCRC is responsible for providing local government services to more than 96,000 residents in a region covering over 7,000 square kilometres.
Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) needed to replace an aging Cisco ACE load balancer with an advanced intelligent traffic management system. Impressed with the modular architecture of F5 solutions, FUSD chose to upgrade security as well. Now FUSD handles more than one full-time employee's worth of additional work related to security and application delivery.
Media group Verdens Gang, publisher of Norway’s leading daily newspaper, selected F5 to help it ensure the availability of its online news channel, VG.no.
As a commercial real estate information company, the CoStar Group, Inc. needed a simple and powerful authentication solution for its employees. By utilizing F5 technology, the enterprise implemented single sign-on, and also ensured the availability of their customer-facing applications while improving user experience across the board.
As a sustainable paper company, Domtar needed a flexible way to address authentication and security challenges. By deploying a layered F5 solution, the organization centralized authentication protocols, enabled single sign-on, streamlined SSL certificate management, protected its production environment against layer 7 attacks, and simplified the provisioning of test environments.
Everi (which includes the former Global Cash Holdings) decided to upgrade its backup data center to include the same full functionality as its primary one. The company standardized on F5 intelligent traffic management and security solutions and now consistently meets “five-nines” uptime (99.999 percent). It blocks continual malicious attacks with effectively no service disruption.
The University of Tsukuba needed productive measures to counter DDoS attacks. Using F5, the institution gained an integrated, proactive approach that stopped its DNS infrastructure from becoming prey to targeted assaults.