New offerings empower enterprises to provide broad-based protection
for networks, employees, and customers
These latest security-focused offerings add to F5’s growing repertoire of Software Defined Application Services™ (SDAS™), designed to help customers deploy applications safely and reliably in any IT environment. In
“F5 is helping enterprises tackle a broad spectrum of security challenges head on by continuing to expand our security offerings,” said
SECURE WEB GATEWAY SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS
Enterprises are more vulnerable to web-based malware as employees increasingly use the corporate network to access web- and cloud-based tools,
F5’s Secure Web GatewayServices solves these challenges by ensuring that employees are accessing the Internet in ways that enhance their productivity and, at the same time, protect the enterprise from potential liability and web-based threats. The solution is unique in that it integrates secure web gateway capabilities with other access services such as SSL VPN, identity federation, VDI access proxies, and web access management. As a result, F5 customers can configure and enforce context- and content-aware application access policies for inbound and outbound traffic on a single platform, reducing the number of appliances in the network. While other vendors’ solutions often require customers to deploy multiple appliances that provide only a fraction of the desired performance, F5’s Secure Web Gateway Services delivers superior price/performance and can reduce a customer’s total cost of ownership by as much as 67 percent over competitive offerings.
Additional differentiators of F5 Secure Web Gateway Services:
WEB FRAUD PROTECTION SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS
Enterprises must not only protect their networks, applications, and data, they must protect their customers, too. Customers of companies with public-facing web properties and services—particularly banks and financial institutions, e-commerce companies, and social media sites—are increasingly vulnerable to malware and phishing attacks designed to steal identity, data, and money. Estimates indicate that 37.3 million Internet users worldwide experienced phishing attacks from
F5’s Web Fraud Protection reference architecture comprises F5 MobileSafe™ and F5 WebSafe™. While MobileSafe provides fraud protection for mobile devices and applications, WebSafe enables enterprises to protect their customers from online-based threats such as credentials theft, automated fraudulent transactions, and phishing attacks.
WebSafe is distinct from competitors’ offerings because it is the only clientless solution that can transparently inspect the endpoint, detect malware activity, and provide protection from it. A subscription-based solution, WebSafe also features 24x7x365 support provided by F5’s
At a glance, F5’s Web Fraud Protection solution:
“With F5 Secure Web Gateway Services, we can utilize our existing F5 infrastructure and knowledgeable resources within our firm to streamline our web security platform. Combining explicit proxy, URL filtering, and application delivery functions into one platform will benefit us to cut costs, simplify our network, and introduce automation possibilities.”
“While our employees need to use the Internet to do their jobs, granting them unfettered access opens us up to web-based threats and malware, misuse and productivity drain, and regulatory compliance issues. F5 Secure Web Gateway Services can alleviate these problems for us by helping us ensure employees have access only to authorized websites and enabling us to adhere to compliance regulations.”
“Today, IT must balance the challenge of ever-changing web threats that can’t be detected fast enough with the need for employees to have legitimate use of the Internet and web applications. As a result, organizations are actively seeking out ways to step up protection for users and applications while also consolidating their security infrastructures. F5 Secure Web Gateway Services, as evidenced by our in-house testing, achieves exactly that.”
“Malware and phishing remain my two concerns. F5 WebSafe was easy to deploy without any impact to our customers and has been very effective in helping us detect and respond more effectively to these attacks.”
Eli Irim, Manager of Investigations and Control, Bank Leumi
“The challenge of defending against web fraud is complicated by customer indifference to—or suspicion of—requests made by banks to download and install anti-malware. Solutions that can invisibly ensure the integrity of customer data being exchanged with any device will help reduce fraud loss, as more customers will be protected.”
“Buyers are looking to consolidate security platforms wherever they can, as long as the necessary performance and protection is delivered. Integrating capabilities on a single platform is attractive because security policies and practices can be better tuned to specific user and business needs, and many buyers want fewer vendors to manage.”
To see live demonstrations of F5’s Secure Web Gateway Services as well as F5’s Web Fraud Protection and DDoS Protection reference architectures, visit us in booth #1801 at
F5 Secure Web Gateway Services and the F5 Web Fraud Protection reference architecture are both available today. Contact your local F5 sales office for availability in specific countries.
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
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