F5 today announced its outing at this year’s LEAP and the company is set to highlight the scale and impact of its Distributed Cloud Services platform at LEAP 2023.
A major expansion of its application security and delivery portfolio, F5 Distributed Cloud Services provides security, multi-cloud networking, and edge-based computing solutions on a unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. The platform encompasses the F5 Distributed Cloud WAAP (Web Application and API Protection) solution, which augments multiple security capabilities across F5 technologies in a single SaaS offering.
The platform’s latest addition, F5 Distributed Cloud App Infrastructure Protection (AIP), was launched in December 2022. Powered by technology from F5’s Threat Stack acquisition, F5 Distributed Cloud AIP is a cloud workload protection solution that expands application observability and protection to cloud-native infrastructures.
F5’s new solutions come as organizations continue to grapple with complexity related to digital services and enhancements and the pursuit of infrastructure models that improve performance and reduce costs. Research from F5’s 2022 State of Application Strategy Report reveals that as many as 88% of organizations now operate both legacy and modern application architectures. 70% also operate in multiple clouds, which expands the threat surface area as companies are forced to deploy separate, and often inconsistent, security controls across different environments. Furthermore, 78% of organizations are currently focused on API security measures.
“Nearly all organizations in Saudi Arabia, and beyond, find themselves at the epicenter of two significant trends: the evolution of applications as the center of their customers’ digital lives and the escalation of threats against them,” said Ehab Derbas, Senior Director for Saudi Arabia and Egypt at F5.
“At F5, we’ve transformed both our business and our portfolio to meet these challenges. F5 Distributed Cloud Services is central to this shift, offering a new approach to app security with SaaS-based solutions that are centrally managed but can be deployed anywhere the app needs to be. This maximizes business impact and delivers a superior customer experience.”