F5 BIG-IP Software
A blend of software and hardware that’s a load balancer and a full proxy. It gives you the ability to control the traffic that passes through your network.
You work in an application world.
The BIG-IP platform is a smart evolution of Application Delivery Controller (ADC) technology. Solutions built on this platform are load balancers. And they’re full proxies that give visibility into, and the power to control—inspect and encrypt or decrypt—all the traffic that passes through your network. And while BIG-IP software runs on BIG-IP or VIPRION hardware or as a virtual edition, it’s now also available as per-app VE licensing.
The BIG-IP platform runs the network. What runs the BIG-IP platform?
Underlying all BIG-IP hardware and software is F5’s proprietary operating system, TMOS, which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability.
With its application control plane architecture, TMOS gives you control over the acceleration, security, and availability services your applications require.
TMOS establishes a virtual, unified pool of highly scalable, resilient, and reusable services that can dynamically adapt to the changing conditions in data centers and virtual and cloud infrastructures.
Take advantage of TMOS’s open API
F5 products built on TMOS offer flexibility via an open API.
- Applications can cue TMOS-based devices to control traffic flow and maximize performance using the iControl API.
- You gain granular control over traffic going through F5 devices using iRules, F5’s scripting language.
- iApps templates let you deploy and manage network services for specific applications.
What does each BIG-IP product do?
The BIG-IP product suite is a system of application delivery services that work together on the BIG-IP platform.
Dedicated per-app services and protection for any environment.
Provides intelligent traffic management as well as advanced application security, acceleration, and optimization.
Directs users to the best-performing data center to optimize app performance. Secures your infrastructure and keeps apps online during high query volumes and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Integrates and unifies secure user access to applications.
Paired with BIG-IP APM, lets you create and administer policies to manage web access, as well as spot and block web-borne threats.
Gives you the flexibility to deploy web application firewall (WAF) services close to apps, so they’re protected wherever they reside.
Protects apps from even the most aggressive volumetric DDoS attacks.
Helps you stay ahead of the IPv4 to IPv6 migration.
Manages (and scales) Diameter signaling for your network.