F5 Networks to showcase at Gitex Tech Week

F5 Networks is set to showcase its application security and multi-cloud solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Among the security solutions on show are F5’s latest additions to the Herculon product family.

“In a digital-driven economy, applications deliver business services for a variety of access points and locations, opening up new risks and attack vectors—particularly as IT teams extend security and encryption capabilities across cloud, data center, and hybrid environments,” said Taj El Khayat, Gulf, Levant & North Africa Director, F5 Networks.

Another security highlight is the Herculon DDoS Hybrid Defender, which gives customers a multilayered defense against volumetric and pervasive DDoS attacks by integrating high-performance hardware with the intelligence of offsite cloud scrubbing via F5 Silverline.

In addition, F5 will put the spotlight on the regional influence of its cloud-based application security-as a-service, Silverline WAF Express. New F5 cloud services include public cloud solutions that help deploy applications faster in any cloud.

F5 is also revealing cloud solution templates for Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google that reduce the complexity of deploying F5 services for applications in the public cloud. These new solution-specific templates simplify and automate common public cloud use cases. Cloud solution templates are also available for OpenStack private cloud environments.

Other public cloud offerings include integrated marketplace solutions to provide easily accessible, pre-packaged F5 services such as WAF and Office 365 federated access that are deployable directly from public cloud marketplaces, meaning companies can leverage their trusted F5 services easily for applications in the cloud.

In the private cloud, F5 will demonstrate how organizations can move to the cloud faster and with more confidence. A case in point is its private cloud package, which gets customers up and running quickly with pre-tested, certified, and bundled F5 solutions that simplify and automate OpenStack private cloud deployments.

Allied to this is a broad line of additional solutions, including F5’s Application Connector, which delivers application services from the edge of the cloud by automatically discovering cloud-hosted instances and connecting them to the customer’s data center or hosted location.

Other new F5 private cloud offerings include the Application Services Proxy (giving customers flexibility in developing, testing, and scaling applications in cloud and container environments), and the Container Connector (providing easy provisioning of services for containerized applications, and simple integration of capabilities from management/orchestration systems including Kubernetes and Mesos/Marathon).