DS BIG-IP LC

DS BIG-IP LC
BIG-IP
®
A Powerful Foundation
Datasheet
BIG-IP Link Controller
v9 Series
TMOS
At the heart of the BIG-IP Link Controller is TMOS, an intelligent, modular, and scalable foundation for quickly adapting to future business
challenges and streamlining management duties. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of the BIG-IP Link Controller, delivering insight,
flexibility, and control while empowering the BIG-IP Link Controller to intelligently adapt to diverse and evolving WAN link challenge
BIG-IP Link Controller
Next Generation WAN Link Traffic Management for Maximum Link
Performance and Availability
Ordering Information
The BIG-IP Link Controller is available on the 1500 platform, or as an add-on module for integration with the following BIG-IP
Application Traffic Management platforms: BIG-IP 520, 540, 1000, 2400, 5100, 5110, 1500, 3400, 6400, and 6800.
Optional Modules on the Link Controller:
• Compression (5, 100 Mbps) • IPv6 • Routing (BGP, OSPF, RIP)
Please contact your F5 representative for further details.
BIG-IP
Link Controller
BIG-IP
Link Controller
Leveraging the power of F5’s TMOS architecture, the BIG-IP Link Controller
delivers improved link performance and high availability capabilities with
the added benefits of flexible and powerful health checking, comprehensive
security, and improved usability.
Minimum System Requirements
Processor: PIII 1Ghz or higher
System Memory: 768 MB RAM
As organizations increase their use of the Internet to deliver applications,
maintaining only one link to the public network exposes a single point of
failure and serious network vulnerability. The BIG-IP Link Controller seamlessly
monitors availability and performance of multiple WAN ISP connections
to intelligently manage bi-directional traffic flows to a site, providing fault
tolerant and optimized Internet access.
Compact Flash (if present): 512 MB
Reliable Network Connectivity
Physical Specifications
Key Benefits:
• Establishes reliable WAN connections for
business-grade Internet connectivity
Processor: Single CPU
Safety Agency Approval:
UL 60950 (UL1950-3)
CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00 (Bi-national standard with UL 60950) CB TEST
CERTIFICATION TO IEC 950 EN 60950
Base Memory: 768 MB
ASIC: None
Gigabit Ethernet CU Ports: 4
Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications/Susceptibility Standard:
EN55022: 1998: +A1: 2000+A2: 2003
EN6100-3-2: 2000 and
EN6100-3-3:195+A1: 2000
FCC part 15B Class A
EN55024: 1998+A1: 2001+A2: 2003
EN55024 1998 Class A
FCC Part 15B Class A
Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP-GBIC Mini): 2 optional
Traffic Throughput: 500 MB/s
Dimensions:
17.5”w x 21.5”(OAL)/20.0” behind mounting ears x 1.75” (1U)
Weight: 19 lbs.
Operating Temperature:
41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C) per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2
Relative Humidity:
10 to 90% @ 40º C, per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2
Maximum Power Consumption: 300 W
Maximum Heat Output: 1025 BTUs
Input Voltage:
90-240VAC +/- 10%
90-132 6A
80-264 3A
• Utilizes WAN link bandwidth more efficiently
with Rate Shaping
• Reduces WAN link bandwidth consumption
with Compression
• Dramatically improves WAN link performance
with TCP/IP optimizations using TCP Express
• Ensures traffic is directed over the best
possible link and ISP for the highest quality of
service and speed
• Maximizes ROI for connectivity by
aggregating inexpensive links
• Eliminates deployment barriers and
dramatically reduces the costs of multihoming via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
High Availability
The BIG-IP Link Controller detects errors across an entire link to provide end-to-end,
reliable WAN connectivity. It monitors the health and availability of each connection,
detecting outages to a link or ISP. In the event of a failure, traffic is dynamically directed
across other available links so users and external customers stay connected.
Comprehensive Link Monitoring
The BIG-IP Link Controller gives you a comprehensive view into the health and throughput
of links going through the gateway router, providing insight into the bandwidth and
capacity of any given link. It also detects failures caused by ISP mis-configuration or other
manual errors that might otherwise be missed.
Aggregate Multiple Monitors
Combine multiple monitors to quickly and accurately determine the health and availability
of a link. If a problem is detected, the BIG-IP Link Controller can re-route traffic to other
available links, maintaining client connectivity without incurring the costs of downtime.
Maximum Bandwidth and ROI
Compression Module for WAN Link Cost Savings
The BIG-IP Link Controller’s optional compression module enables you to intelligently
compress traffic, reduce WAN link bandwidth to lower ISP costs, and improve bandwidth
bottlenecks for faster application delivery. Granular control of link bandwidth utilization
for different connection types results in an improved client experience, with more efficient
WAN link administration and improved productivity. You can configure the flexible and
tunable compression engine based on Document type, Traffic type, and other network
conditions, such as Round Trip Time.
Bandwidth Scalability
Regardless of the link type or provider, the BIG-IP Link Controller can aggregate smaller,
less expensive lines to lower bandwidth redundancy costs while minimizing the amount of
money spent on dark fiber or unused standby lines.
F5 Networks, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
F5 Networks
Asia-Pacific
F5 Networks Ltd.
Europe/Middle-East/Africa
F5 Networks
Japan K.K.
401 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 272-5555 Voice
(888) 88BIGIP Toll-free
(206) 272-5556 Fax
www.f5.com
[email protected]
+65-6533-6103 Voice
+65-6533-6106 Fax
[email protected]
+44 (0) 1932 582 000 Voice
+44 (0) 1932 582 001 Fax
[email protected]
+81-3-5447-3350 Voice
+81-3-5447-3351 Fax
[email protected]
© 2006 F5 Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. F5, F5 Networks, the F5 logo, BIG-IP, FirePass, and iControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of F5 Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain other countries.
Transparent Traffic Distribution
The BIG-IP Link Controller provides the industry’s most advanced link
traffic distribution capabilities to meet the needs of even the busiest
of sites, including:
- Round Robin
- Global Availability
- Static Persistence
- Topology
- Virtual Server Capacity
- Least Connections
- Packets Rate
- Round Trip Time
- Hops
- Packet Completion Rate
- User-defined QoS
- Dynamic Ratio
- Random
- Ratio
- Kilobytes Per Second
Link Capacity and Throughput
The BIG-IP Link Controller lets you define and control how traffic
is distributed across links, based on real-time traffic flows and
throughput. This increases performance and available bandwidth
with line redundancy, and removes the risk of saturating any one
link. When a link nears its capacity, traffic is shifted to less congested
links, boosting overall site performance.
Link Cost Load Balancing
The BIG-IP Link Controller lets you choose the lowest cost connection
for all traffic to a data center:
• Directs traffic over the least expensive link, minimizing bandwidth
investments
• Maximizes bandwidth across different connections, including
variable cost lines to eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks while
minimizing inefficient bandwidth utilization and associated costs
• Supports ISP billing models including set, fractional, and burstable
• Supports half or full duplex billing
Programmable Link Routing - iRules
The BIG-IP Link Controller enables you to intelligently route traffic
over multiple WAN links, based on TCP/IP parameters such as Source
IP address, Destination IP address, and port. With iRules, you can
define policies to distribute traffic over the best performing links
based on Application type, Quality of Service, and client types,
improving application performance and the client experience.
Traffic Prioritization: QoS and ToS
The BIG-IP Link Controller supports various traffic prioritization
features. With QoS and ToS, you can identify critical traffic or
applications for special handling by upstream routers. This ensures
that high-priority traffic is routed first.
Topology Based Routing
Using its topology database, the BIG-IP Link Controller can
accurately determine the location of users and route traffic over the
desired link based on pre-defined policies. This lets you choose the
best performing link to deliver a superior user experience based on
location, while avoiding inter-ISP routing issues that can result in
high latency and poor performance.
Contention
Advanced WAN Link Management
BIG-IP Link Controller
Oracle
Best Performing Link
Using Round Trip Time and line quality calculations, the BIG-IP Link
Controller tests which connection will provide the best service for
each user and then directs the user to that link, ensuring that they
receive the fastest possible service and highest quality connections.
Targeted Traffic Control for Compression
Compressing traffic without control over specific types of users
(broadband users, dial-up users, etc.) can adversely affect application
performance as well as the client experience. Using Round Trip Time
and line quality calculations, the BIG-IP Link Controller dynamically
calculates user latency and bandwidth throughput, devoting more
compression power to those users who will benefit most.
Optimized TCP Performance
TCP protocol inefficiencies can cause unnecessary chattiness that
adversely affects bandwidth utilization of the link. The BIG-IP
Link Controller leverages TCP Express to overcome TCP protocol
inefficiencies, delivering:
• Efficient bandwidth utilization of the WAN link
• Ability to completely fill the pipe over long distances for lower
bandwidth bills
• Prioritize bandwidth availability for mission-critical applications
• Improve end-to-end performance for dial-up and broadband
clients over the WAN
• More agility when deploying new applications
• Reduce TCO without deploying multiple boxes
Simple, Secure Administration
The BIG-IP Link Controller provides an intuitive user
interface to manage WAN links from a single point with
comprehensive visibility into link resources. Sorting
and searching capabilities give you fast access to link
objects for precise control. Unique naming of link objects
reduces administration time and helps you build your
infrastructure around business policies.
Integrated Rate Shaping
The BIG-IP Link Controller gives you a powerful way to classify and
prioritize application traffic on WAN links, using bandwidth more
efficiently. You can define traffic and application limits, control
the rate at which those resources are allowed to spike or burst, use
queuing to prioritize traffic types, and define relationships where
certain traffic types can borrow from other types. The result is a
boost in WAN link bandwidth savings and improved application
response times.
Oracle
VoIP
VoIP
SAP
SAP
Statistics and Reporting
Real-time and historical reports evaluate site traffic
patterns, relative ISP performance, and estimated bandwidth billing cycles, giving you an easy way to monitor
your bandwidth resources for informed business decisions.
Hardened Security
Configuration & Management
Eliminates Barriers of Multi-homing with BGP
The BIG-IP Link Controller eliminates the deployment barriers and
reduces the cost of multi-homing via Border Gateway Protocol
(BGP). With the BIG-IP Link Controller, you can direct traffic over
the best route without purchasing larger routers, coordinating with
ISPs, or obtaining specialized staff and IP addressing to run BGP. The
BIG-IP Link Controller improves traffic direction for multi-homed
environments by providing:
• Bi-directional traffic control for both external and internal users
• Automated, instant ISP, and link failover – no waiting for routing
changes to propagate
• Traffic routing down the best path to optimize bandwidth usage
• Traffic distribution based on line capacity, resulting in greater
bandwidth scalability
IPv6 Gateway
For organizations migrating to IPv6, the BIG-IP Link Controller
provides a cost-effective alternative to forklift upgrades. Using the
BIG-IP Link Controller and the optional IPv6 module, you can host
IPv4 services while providing access to IPv6 customers, and translate
between them without burdening the network.
Intelligent SNAT
Using the BIG-IP Link Controller’s iSNAT functionality, you can
conserve port resources and translate internal addresses. With
iSNAT, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of translation
addresses based on TCP/IP parameters such as client address and
destination server port numbers, ensuring that server addresses
are never exposed to the outside world. The BIG-IP Link Controller
conserves port resources and protects site resources by masking
internal addresses while improving operational efficiencies through
better visibility into traffic types.
Network Security
The BIG-IP Link Controller is a default deny device that resists
common attacks by adding another layer of security. BIG-IP Link
Controller:
• Uses Secure Remote administration based on Secure Shell (SSH)
for command line or SSL for browser-based management
• Reaps idle connections to thwart Denial of Service attacks
• Performs source route tracing to thwart IP spoofing
• Resists unacknowledged SYN without ACK buffers to thwart SYN
floods
• Thwarts fragmentation attacks such as WinNuke, Sub7,
and Back Orifice
• Protects itself and servers from ICMP attack
• Does not run SMTPd, FTPd, Telnetd, or any other
attackable daemons
• Identifies any services and ports that receive illegal
access attempts, including:
- Frequency: amount of attempts
- Port: what port(s) were hit
- IP address: the source IP address of attacker
Integrated Traffic Management Extensibility
You can expand the BIG-IP Link Controller to meet a broad array
of traffic management needs within the DMZ. By delivering
integrated functionality and an upgradeable platform, the BIG-IP
Link Controller is the only product on the market to provide an
extensible solution, including:
• Integrated firewall load balancing for high availability to
redundant firewall deployments
• Integrated L4 and basic server load balancing to distribute traffic
over an array of servers
• Integrated security for added site protection against
common attacks
• Upgradeable to include enhanced suite of L4-L7 local traffic
management of servers (full F5 BIG-IP Application Traffic
Management product capability) and advanced security
filtering capabilities
Transparent Traffic Distribution
The BIG-IP Link Controller provides the industry’s most advanced link
traffic distribution capabilities to meet the needs of even the busiest
of sites, including:
- Round Robin
- Global Availability
- Static Persistence
- Topology
- Virtual Server Capacity
- Least Connections
- Packets Rate
- Round Trip Time
- Hops
- Packet Completion Rate
- User-defined QoS
- Dynamic Ratio
- Random
- Ratio
- Kilobytes Per Second
Link Capacity and Throughput
The BIG-IP Link Controller lets you define and control how traffic
is distributed across links, based on real-time traffic flows and
throughput. This increases performance and available bandwidth
with line redundancy, and removes the risk of saturating any one
link. When a link nears its capacity, traffic is shifted to less congested
links, boosting overall site performance.
Link Cost Load Balancing
The BIG-IP Link Controller lets you choose the lowest cost connection
for all traffic to a data center:
• Directs traffic over the least expensive link, minimizing bandwidth
investments
• Maximizes bandwidth across different connections, including
variable cost lines to eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks while
minimizing inefficient bandwidth utilization and associated costs
• Supports ISP billing models including set, fractional, and burstable
• Supports half or full duplex billing
Programmable Link Routing - iRules
The BIG-IP Link Controller enables you to intelligently route traffic
over multiple WAN links, based on TCP/IP parameters such as Source
IP address, Destination IP address, and port. With iRules, you can
define policies to distribute traffic over the best performing links
based on Application type, Quality of Service, and client types,
improving application performance and the client experience.
Traffic Prioritization: QoS and ToS
The BIG-IP Link Controller supports various traffic prioritization
features. With QoS and ToS, you can identify critical traffic or
applications for special handling by upstream routers. This ensures
that high-priority traffic is routed first.
Topology Based Routing
Using its topology database, the BIG-IP Link Controller can
accurately determine the location of users and route traffic over the
desired link based on pre-defined policies. This lets you choose the
best performing link to deliver a superior user experience based on
location, while avoiding inter-ISP routing issues that can result in
high latency and poor performance.
Contention
Advanced WAN Link Management
BIG-IP Link Controller
Oracle
Best Performing Link
Using Round Trip Time and line quality calculations, the BIG-IP Link
Controller tests which connection will provide the best service for
each user and then directs the user to that link, ensuring that they
receive the fastest possible service and highest quality connections.
Targeted Traffic Control for Compression
Compressing traffic without control over specific types of users
(broadband users, dial-up users, etc.) can adversely affect application
performance as well as the client experience. Using Round Trip Time
and line quality calculations, the BIG-IP Link Controller dynamically
calculates user latency and bandwidth throughput, devoting more
compression power to those users who will benefit most.
Optimized TCP Performance
TCP protocol inefficiencies can cause unnecessary chattiness that
adversely affects bandwidth utilization of the link. The BIG-IP
Link Controller leverages TCP Express to overcome TCP protocol
inefficiencies, delivering:
• Efficient bandwidth utilization of the WAN link
• Ability to completely fill the pipe over long distances for lower
bandwidth bills
• Prioritize bandwidth availability for mission-critical applications
• Improve end-to-end performance for dial-up and broadband
clients over the WAN
• More agility when deploying new applications
• Reduce TCO without deploying multiple boxes
Simple, Secure Administration
The BIG-IP Link Controller provides an intuitive user
interface to manage WAN links from a single point with
comprehensive visibility into link resources. Sorting
and searching capabilities give you fast access to link
objects for precise control. Unique naming of link objects
reduces administration time and helps you build your
infrastructure around business policies.
Integrated Rate Shaping
The BIG-IP Link Controller gives you a powerful way to classify and
prioritize application traffic on WAN links, using bandwidth more
efficiently. You can define traffic and application limits, control
the rate at which those resources are allowed to spike or burst, use
queuing to prioritize traffic types, and define relationships where
certain traffic types can borrow from other types. The result is a
boost in WAN link bandwidth savings and improved application
response times.
Oracle
VoIP
VoIP
SAP
SAP
Statistics and Reporting
Real-time and historical reports evaluate site traffic
patterns, relative ISP performance, and estimated bandwidth billing cycles, giving you an easy way to monitor
your bandwidth resources for informed business decisions.
Hardened Security
Configuration & Management
Eliminates Barriers of Multi-homing with BGP
The BIG-IP Link Controller eliminates the deployment barriers and
reduces the cost of multi-homing via Border Gateway Protocol
(BGP). With the BIG-IP Link Controller, you can direct traffic over
the best route without purchasing larger routers, coordinating with
ISPs, or obtaining specialized staff and IP addressing to run BGP. The
BIG-IP Link Controller improves traffic direction for multi-homed
environments by providing:
• Bi-directional traffic control for both external and internal users
• Automated, instant ISP, and link failover – no waiting for routing
changes to propagate
• Traffic routing down the best path to optimize bandwidth usage
• Traffic distribution based on line capacity, resulting in greater
bandwidth scalability
IPv6 Gateway
For organizations migrating to IPv6, the BIG-IP Link Controller
provides a cost-effective alternative to forklift upgrades. Using the
BIG-IP Link Controller and the optional IPv6 module, you can host
IPv4 services while providing access to IPv6 customers, and translate
between them without burdening the network.
Intelligent SNAT
Using the BIG-IP Link Controller’s iSNAT functionality, you can
conserve port resources and translate internal addresses. With
iSNAT, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of translation
addresses based on TCP/IP parameters such as client address and
destination server port numbers, ensuring that server addresses
are never exposed to the outside world. The BIG-IP Link Controller
conserves port resources and protects site resources by masking
internal addresses while improving operational efficiencies through
better visibility into traffic types.
Network Security
The BIG-IP Link Controller is a default deny device that resists
common attacks by adding another layer of security. BIG-IP Link
Controller:
• Uses Secure Remote administration based on Secure Shell (SSH)
for command line or SSL for browser-based management
• Reaps idle connections to thwart Denial of Service attacks
• Performs source route tracing to thwart IP spoofing
• Resists unacknowledged SYN without ACK buffers to thwart SYN
floods
• Thwarts fragmentation attacks such as WinNuke, Sub7,
and Back Orifice
• Protects itself and servers from ICMP attack
• Does not run SMTPd, FTPd, Telnetd, or any other
attackable daemons
• Identifies any services and ports that receive illegal
access attempts, including:
- Frequency: amount of attempts
- Port: what port(s) were hit
- IP address: the source IP address of attacker
Integrated Traffic Management Extensibility
You can expand the BIG-IP Link Controller to meet a broad array
of traffic management needs within the DMZ. By delivering
integrated functionality and an upgradeable platform, the BIG-IP
Link Controller is the only product on the market to provide an
extensible solution, including:
• Integrated firewall load balancing for high availability to
redundant firewall deployments
• Integrated L4 and basic server load balancing to distribute traffic
over an array of servers
• Integrated security for added site protection against
common attacks
• Upgradeable to include enhanced suite of L4-L7 local traffic
management of servers (full F5 BIG-IP Application Traffic
Management product capability) and advanced security
filtering capabilities
BIG-IP
®
A Powerful Foundation
Datasheet
BIG-IP Link Controller
v9 Series
TMOS
At the heart of the BIG-IP Link Controller is TMOS, an intelligent, modular, and scalable foundation for quickly adapting to future business
challenges and streamlining management duties. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of the BIG-IP Link Controller, delivering insight,
flexibility, and control while empowering the BIG-IP Link Controller to intelligently adapt to diverse and evolving WAN link challenges.
BIG-IP Link Controller
Ordering Information
Next Generation WAN Link Traffic Management for Maximum Link
Performance and Availability
The BIG-IP Link Controller is available on the 1500 platform, or as an add-on module for integration with the following BIG-IP
Application Traffic Management platforms: BIG-IP 520*, 540*, 1000*, 2400*, 5100, 5110, 1500, 3400, 6400, and 6800.
*These platforms need hardware upgrades to run BIG-IP Link Controller. Please contact your F5 representative for further details.
Optional Modules on the Link Controller:
• Compression (5, 100 Mbps) • IPv6 • Routing (BGP, OSPF, RIP)
BIG-IP
Link Controller
BIG-IP
Link Controller
Leveraging the power of F5’s TMOS architecture, the BIG-IP Link Controller
delivers improved link performance and high availability capabilities with
the added benefits of flexible and powerful health checking, comprehensive
security, and improved usability.
Minimum System Requirements
Processor: PIII 1Ghz or higher
System Memory: 768 MB RAM
As organizations increase their use of the Internet to deliver applications,
maintaining only one link to the public network exposes a single point of
failure and serious network vulnerability. The BIG-IP Link Controller seamlessly
monitors availability and performance of multiple WAN ISP connections
to intelligently manage bi-directional traffic flows to a site, providing fault
tolerant and optimized Internet access.
Compact Flash (if present): 512 MB
Physical Specifications
Reliable Network Connectivity
Key Benefits:
• Establishes reliable WAN connections for
business-grade Internet connectivity
• Utilizes WAN link bandwidth more efficiently
with Rate Shaping
Processor: Single CPU
Safety Agency Approval:
UL 60950 (UL1950-3)
CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00 (Bi-national standard with UL 60950) CB TEST
CERTIFICATION TO IEC 950 EN 60950
Base Memory: 768 MB
ASIC: None
Gigabit Ethernet CU Ports: 4
Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications/Susceptibility Standard:
EN55022: 1998: +A1: 2000+A2: 2003
EN6100-3-2: 2000 and
EN6100-3-3:195+A1: 2000
FCC part 15B Class A
EN55024: 1998+A1: 2001+A2: 2003
EN55024 1998 Class A
FCC Part 15B Class A
Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP-GBIC Mini): 2 optional
Traffic Throughput: 500 Mbps
Dimensions:
17.5”w x 21.5”(OAL)/20.0” behind mounting ears x 1.75” (1U)
Weight: 19 lbs.
Operating Temperature:
41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C) per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2
Relative Humidity:
10 to 90% @ 40º C, per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2
Maximum Power Consumption: 300 W
Maximum Heat Output: 1025 BTUs
Input Voltage:
90-240VAC +/- 10%
90-132 6A
80-264 3A
• Reduces WAN link bandwidth consumption
with Compression
• Dramatically improves WAN link performance
with TCP/IP optimizations using TCP Express
• Ensures traffic is directed over the best
possible link and ISP for the highest quality of
service and speed
• Maximizes ROI for connectivity by
aggregating inexpensive links
• Eliminates deployment barriers and
dramatically reduces the costs of multihoming via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
High Availability
The BIG-IP Link Controller detects errors across an entire link to provide end-to-end,
reliable WAN connectivity. It monitors the health and availability of each connection,
detecting outages to a link or ISP. In the event of a failure, traffic is dynamically directed
across other available links so users and external customers stay connected.
Comprehensive Link Monitoring
The BIG-IP Link Controller gives you a comprehensive view into the health and throughput
of links going through the gateway router, providing insight into the bandwidth and
capacity of any given link. It also detects failures caused by ISP mis-configuration or other
manual errors that might otherwise be missed.
Aggregate Multiple Monitors
Combine multiple monitors to quickly and accurately determine the health and availability
of a link. If a problem is detected, the BIG-IP Link Controller can re-route traffic to other
available links, maintaining client connectivity without incurring the costs of downtime.
Maximum Bandwidth and ROI
Compression Module for WAN Link Cost Savings
The BIG-IP Link Controller’s optional compression module enables you to intelligently
compress traffic, reduce WAN link bandwidth to lower ISP costs, and improve bandwidth
bottlenecks for faster application delivery. Granular control of link bandwidth utilization
for different connection types results in an improved client experience, with more efficient
WAN link administration and improved productivity. You can configure the flexible and
tunable compression engine based on Document type, Traffic type, and other network
conditions, such as Round Trip Time.
Bandwidth Scalability
Regardless of the link type or provider, the BIG-IP Link Controller can aggregate smaller,
less expensive lines to lower bandwidth redundancy costs while minimizing the amount of
money spent on dark fiber or unused standby lines.
F5 Networks, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
F5 Networks
Asia-Pacific
F5 Networks Ltd.
Europe/Middle-East/Africa
F5 Networks
Japan K.K.
401 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 272-5555 Voice
(888) 88BIGIP Toll-free
(206) 272-5556 Fax
www.f5.com
[email protected]
+65-6533-6103 Voice
+65-6533-6106 Fax
[email protected]
+44 (0) 1932 582 000 Voice
+44 (0) 1932 582 001 Fax
[email protected]
+81-3-5447-3350 Voice
+81-3-5447-3351 Fax
[email protected]
© 2006 F5 Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. F5, F5 Networks, the F5 logo, BIG-IP, FirePass, and iControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of F5 Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain other countries.
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