NetOps Embrace of Automation will lead to need for NetOps Ops

Automation is the future. DevOps has long embraced the idea of automating everything in sight, but NetOps is quickly closing the gap between them using automation and orchestration extensively in...

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State of Application Delivery 2018: Application Services are the Gateway to a Digital Future

The primary purpose for our State of Application Delivery research is to understand the current – and predict the future – state of application delivery around the world. That means a focus on...

State of Application Delivery 2018: Multi-cloud is not just Marketing

It seems like just yesterday we were using the term “hybrid” cloud and arguing like fishwives over what it meant. The latter half of 2017 saw the rise of the term “multi-cloud” (with many of the...

Is DevOps ‘Build to Fail’ Philosophy a Security Risk?

Breaking Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, the short answer is yes. But as all things today involving technology, the long answer is a bit more involved than that. DevOps has become, I think, fairly...

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F5 Extending Red Hat OpenStack with Enhanced Service Definitions

Today we’re announcing some significant updates to the F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack...

Pay-As-You-Go Billing in the Google Cloud

Read about the enhanced licensing flexibility now available for F5 BIG-IP Virtual Editions in the Google Cloud.

NetOps: Your options are to lead or get out of the way

Digital Transformation initiatives are a forcing function on automation in production. If you don’t lead on automation, you will follow someone else – if you’re lucky. Developers have a leg up on...

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F5 Per-App VE ‘individualizes’ traffic management and WAF services for faster app development

Introducing Per-App offerings of F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition for local traffic management and web application firewall services.

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State of Application Delivery 2018: NetOps is on board the Automation Train

As an IT polymath who loves programming languages as much I do protocols and wire captures, the blurring of the lines between the two required of automation and orchestration makes me giddy. For...

Scale your Apps and your People (This time for free)

Commentary on how F5's new Super-NetOps training program can break down operational silos and get the right teams doing the right work in close collaboration.

F5 Launches Super-NetOps Initiative

New program includes free training to help IT professionals deliver critical network operations functions through DevOps methodologies.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Monitoring

Scaling containers is more than just slapping a proxy in front of a service and walking away. There’s more to scale than just distribution, and in the fast-paced world of containers there are five...

#SOAD18: Digital Transformation Changes Everything

Digital transformation (DX) is a slippery term to define. As with cloud years ago and more recently, DevOps, the term is treated like silly putty in the hands of whomever uses it.

F5 Announces Appointments to Strategic Positions

Executives will lead new Application Delivery and Security business units, Corporate Strategy, and Human Resources organizations

F5 Networks Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

F5 announced revenue of $523.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018

Everything is Compromised—Now What?

Accept that breaches are inevitable in today’s world, then take these steps to reduce the chances of a large-scale, headline-making compromise.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Circuit Breakers

Read about the role circuit breakers play when it comes to scaling container environments.

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SOAD18: Digital Transformation Driving Automation and Multi-Cloud Despite Security Concerns

Discover the key findings of F5's fourth annual State of Application Delivery report.

Ramnit Goes on a Holiday Shopping Spree, Targeting Retailers and Banks

Ramnit’s latest twist includes targeting the most widely used web services during the holidays: online retailers, entertainment, banking, food delivery, and shipping sites.

State of Application Delivery 2018 Report Overview

Check out the key findings from the report.

State of App Delivery 2018: Security Again Edges Out Availability as Most Important App Service

Forty-three percent of organizations say security is essential when deploying apps, and more than two thirds use multiple security solutions to protect clients, infrastructure, and web apps.

Four Years in Review: What’s Changed in the State of Application Delivery

With our 4th annual SOAD report published, we look back and share how the market has evolved, and what we have learned.

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Risky Business (Part 2): Why You Need a Risk Treatment Plan

Performing a risk analysis and taking due care are no longer optional.

Global Consultancy Overcomes Cloud Security Risks

How moving application into the cloud can make your organization stronger and more valuable to your customers.

A Spectre of Meltdowns Could be in Store for 2018, Including Fileless Malware and More Costly Bots

Every week another bug, vulnerability, or exploit is released - we need a multi-layered security strategy (beyond our standard patch “spin cycles”) to deal with threats like Spectre and Meltdown.

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Read our 2018 State of Application Delivery press release

Fourth annual report shows rise of multi-cloud and app-centric security approaches

The Art of Scaling Containers: Retries

Lori MacVittie continues her series on "The Art of Scaling Containers", after touching on discovery and distribution, this blog digs into retries.

Identity Federation and SSO for Microsoft and F5 Customers

Buiding on our momentum from Microsoft Ignite in September, there is cause for merriment for those of you using Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). I am sensing disbelief,...

Adopting Automation: Don’t Sacrifice Strategy for Speed

Like multi-cloud, automation can be (and should be) strategic.  In a perfect IT world, we would see the smooth road of (internal) digital transformation follow a predictable path to success....

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New Python-Based Crypto-Miner Botnet Flying Under the Radar

A new Python-based botnet that mines Monero spreads via SSH and leverages Pastebin to publish new C&C server addresses.

Mirai is Attacking Again, So We’re Outing its Hilarious, Explicit C&C Hostnames

With Mirai rearing its ugly head again, we’re revealing its C&C hostnames so organizations can update their blacklists and protect themselves.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Distribution

In part two of "The Art of Scaling Containers", Lori MacVittie digs into the role that distribution plays.

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Welcome to 2018: Apps Under Siege

Apps are the strategy upon which business has staked its digital survival, and F5 Labs research shows they will remain under siege in 2018. This year, let’s resolve to be vigilant in their...

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Five Predictions for 2018 You Can Pretty Much Bank On

Lori MacVittie decided to put down in digital ink what the data and technology cycle is showing will be pretty much a given in 2018.

BrickerBot: Do “Good Intentions” Justify the Means—or Deliver Meaningful Results?

Most security researchers have good intentions, but ethics must play a central role in the decisions they make.

F5 Year In Review

As December brings 2017 to a close, it also marks an opportunity to be retrospective and look back on the year that was. This past month, we’ve been highlighting some of our blog posts, security...

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The Art of Scaling Containers: Discovery

Scaling containers is more than just slapping a proxy in front of a service and walking away. There’s more to scale than just distribution, Lori MacVittie starts with discussing discovery.

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Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—Modeling Inversion Part 5

In Part 5 of this blog series, we use inversion modeling techniques to develop a high-level protection strategy.

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