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F5 to prioritise cloud, security at GITEX

Network firm to present hybrid-cloud platform Silverline

Triebes: Cloud confidence is key.
Triebes: Cloud confidence is key.

Security and cloud solutions will be under the spotlight with F5 Networks for GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

Highlights on show will include new F5 software that enables hybrid technologies through dynamic on-premises and off-premises deployments. Also set to feature prominently is the extension of its hybrid cloud Silverline services platform to incorporate web-application firewall capabilities.

“Organisations are seeking the same confidence level with applications and services in cloud/hybrid deployments that they’ve seen in the data centre,” says Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO, F5. “Our BIG-IP software is instrumental in helping customers take advantage of the benefits of the cloud without sacrificing security, flexibility, or savings.”

For the cloud, F5 will be showing the latest version of its BIG-IP version 12.0 that expands F5’s hybrid platform of services, and greatly improves the agility, security, and performance of cloud application deployments. The new solution has been developed to allow customers to more easily transition workloads to cloud environments as needed and incorporate technologies like HTTP/2, while maintaining the same visibility, security, and control of traditional infrastructures.

F5 accelerates cloud migrations, enabling customers to integrate security, management, and orchestration capabilities for their evolving on-premises and off-premises deployments. Moreover, F5’s programmable, extensible architecture and growing ecosystem of technology partners make its application services an ideal fit for emerging IT trends such as SDN, NFV, and converged systems offerings.

On the security front, F5 will focus on its Silverline Web Application Firewall service offering, which provides security services in both on-premises and subscription-based cloud offerings, to protect apps and data from increasingly sophisticated security attacks, risks, and vulnerabilities.

“With security needs outpacing the number of qualified WAF experts in the industry, many organisations find themselves under-protected. Silverline solutions expand F5’s fabric-based Synthesis framework to include cloud-delivered services—giving customers the benefit of F5 experts proactively looking after WAF functionality,” adds Mark Vondemkamp, VP of Security and Silverline Technologies, F5 Networks.