BIG-IP v9 Series The Powerful TMOS Architecture: Complete Application Intelligence and Network Adaptability

BIG-IP v9 Series The Powerful TMOS Architecture: Complete Application Intelligence and Network Adaptability
BIG-IP
®
At the heart of the new BIG-IP is a revolutionary new architecture called TMOS that provides organizations with a unified
system for optimal application delivery. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of BIG-IP, delivering total vision,
flexibility, and control across all services while empowering the BIG-IP to intelligently adapt to the diverse and evolving
requirements of applications and networks.
TCP
Client Side
TCP
Server Side
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
TMOS enables BIG-IP to efficiently isolate clients from the serverside flows and independently maintain optimal performance for
each connecting device, translating communications between systems
for improved application performance. Any system or IP application
connected to the BIG-IP will now work more efficiently.
TCP Express
TCP Express, an industry first, is integrated into F5’s TMOS. A stateof-the-art TCP stack, it offers a clientless approach for WAN
optimization, delivering up to 80% performance gain for users and
up to a four-fold improvement in bandwidth efficiency. Enterprises
achieve higher performance, mitigate WAN-induced errors, and
increase their bandwidth efficiency for their existing infrastructure.
iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
TMOS incorporates new versions of F5’s
customizable iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
to provide unprecedented control over how to
handle application traffic at any moment within
the application transaction or flow. With complete
payload inspection and transformation capabilities,
event-driven iRules, and session-aware switching,
the BIG-IP provides the most intelligent control
point to address diverse application delivery issues
at network speeds.
Ensuring Applications Are Always Secure, Fast, and Available
Invoked through an easy-to-manage GUI and traffic profiles or through iRules, BIG-IP’s cohesive
set of functionality enables organizations to more efficiently combine, target, and extend
services required to improve the efficiency of each application deployment.
Available...
Fast...
Secure...
Comprehensive Load Balancing
SSL Acceleration (M)
Advanced Client Authentication (M)
Advanced Application Switching
Intelligent HTTP Compression (M)
Resource Cloaking
Session/Flow Switching
TCP Optimization
Cookie Encryption
Customized Health Monitoring
L7 Rate Shaping (M)
Selective Content Encryption
Intelligent Network Address Translation
Content Spooling/Buffering
Application Attack Filtering
Universal Persistence
Content Transformation
DoS Attack and SYN Flood Protection
Response Error Handling
Connection Acceleration
Firewall – Packet Filtering
IPv6 Gateway (M)
Intelligent Quality of Service
Packet Sanitization
Advanced Routing (M)
WAN Optimization
Application Security (M)
Intelligent Port Mirroring
(M) = Available as an add-on module
Intelligent Compression Module
Condenses HTTP traffic using industry-standard GZIP and Deflate
compression algorithms, reduces bandwidth consumption, and
speeds end-user download times over slower/low bandwidth
connections.
SSL Acceleration Module
Dramatically improves the performance of servers while providing
security, speed, and traffic management during business-critical
online transactions. All BIG-IP systems include a 100 TPS license.
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
Datasheet
Local Traffic Manager
Available Add-On Modules
L7 Rate Shaping Module
Ensures optimal application performance by allocating bandwidth
for higher-priority applications, controls traffic spikes, and
prioritizes traffic based on any L4 or L7 parameter.
Application Security Module
Stops HTTP and HTTPS based threats both known and unknown
before they can do any harm.
Advanced Client Authentication Module
Allows BIG-IP to provide top-level client authentication of HTTP
and other traffic types to LDAP, Radius, TACAS and other
centralized authentication devices.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
®
Inefficiencies, delays, and failures in application delivery can cost millions of
dollars in terms of wasted budgets, damage to company reputation, system
and application downtime, legal liability, and lost opportunities.
IPv6 Gateway Module
Provides complete IP transformation and load balancing
capabilities between v4 and v6 networks. Makes user migration
and the pooling of mixed IPv4 and IPv6 host resources
manageable, cost-effective, and possible.
The BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager is an application delivery networking system
that provides the most intelligent and adaptable solution to secure, optimize,
and deliver applications, enabling organizations to effectively and competitively
run their business.
Routing Modules
Individual networking routing modules for BGP, RIP, or OSPF.
Fast Cache Module
Improves application and server performance by offloading
repetitive requests for content from the back-end infrastructure.
It’s the only system that features a set of unified application infrastructure
services that deliver total control, vision, and flexibility into application security,
performance and delivery. The result? Greater business agility and successful
outcomes for the lifeblood of the organization today – the application itself.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is available on five platforms. Additional software modules and hardware accelerators can
be added on demand.
Key Benefits
Reliability
Delivers the industry’s most advanced system to ensure that applications are always
available.
8400 Series
6800 Series
6400 Series
3400 Series
1500 Series
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 10
Gigabit Ethernet Ports:
12 Gigabit (either Copper or
Fiber)
10-Gigabit Fiber Ports:
2 10-Gigabit ports (XFP
pluggable optics)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/22,000/2 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 10 Gbps
Available Hardware Option:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps)
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 16
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini):
4 (2 standard, 2 optional)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/20,000/2 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 4 Gbps
Available Hardware Option:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps)
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 16
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini):
4 (2 standard, 2 optional)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/15,000/2 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 2 Gbps
Available Hardware Options:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps), FIPS Processing**
(8,000 TPS and 1 GB SSL
Throughput)
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Single CPU
Base Memory: 1 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 8
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini): 2 optional
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/5,000/1 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 1 Gbps
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 6A
180 – 264 3A
Processor: Single CPU
Base Memory: 768 MB
ASIC: None
Gigabit CU Ports: 4
Gigabit Fiber Ports: 2 optional
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/2,500 Mbps)
Traffic Throughput: 500 Mbps
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 6A
180 – 264 3A
Accelerated Applications
Provides unmatched control to accelerate application performance by up to 3x, ensuring that priority applications are served first, and offloading expensive server cycles.
Reduced Server and Bandwidth Cost
Triples server capacity through a rich set of infrastructure optimization capabilities,
and reduces bandwidth costs by up to 80% through intelligent HTTP compression,
bandwidth management, and more.
Greater Network and Application Security
From DoS protection to cloaking to filtering out application attacks, BIG-IP adds critical
security features than simply cannot be addressed elsewhere in the network.
Unmatched Application Intelligence and Control
The industry’s only solution that delivers complete application fluency, enabling
network-speed full payload inspection, and programmable, event-based traffic
management to understand and act upon application flows.
Total Integration for All IP Applications
Provides a comprehensive solution that can integrate with all applications, not just
Web-based protocols (HTTP/S). Provides organizations with a centralized solution for
all IP applications, including legacy and emerging applications like VOIP – all in a
single, unified system.
*The industry's first integrated hardware Compression ASIC cost-effectively centralizes traffic compression processing, improves server capacity by up to 20%,
and speeds application response times for end users.
**FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certified processing provides enhanced security for SSL keys by storing them in a hardware-secured module. Ideal for sites looking for
heightened internal protection of their most sensitive content.
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Asia-Pacific
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P a r t N o . D S - B I G - I P LT M 0 1 0 6
The Powerful TMOS Architecture: Complete Application Intelligence and Network Adaptability
v9 Series
Industry Leading Performance
Delivers the industry’s fastest traffic management solution to secure, deliver and
optimize application performance. As a proven leader, BIG-IP sets the performance
bar with best-in-market SSL TPS, bulk encryption, and the highest concurrent SSL
connections available today.
Easy To Manage, Better Visibility
A new GUI greatly simplifies product configuration, offering granular visibility into
traffic and box resources, as well as support for making rapid changes across large
configurations.
The Powerful TMOS Architecture: Complete Application Intelligence and Network Adaptability
At the heart of the new BIG-IP is a revolutionary new architecture called TMOS that provides organizations with a unified
system for optimal application delivery. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of BIG-IP, delivering total vision,
flexibility, and control across all services while empowering the BIG-IP to intelligently adapt to the diverse and evolving
requirements of applications and networks.
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
TCP
Client Side
TCP
Server Side
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
TMOS enables BIG-IP to efficiently isolate clients from the serverside flows and independently maintain optimal performance for
each connecting device, translating communications between systems
for improved application performance. Any system or IP application
connected to the BIG-IP will now work more efficiently.
TCP Express
TCP Express, an industry first, is integrated into F5’s TMOS. A stateof-the-art TCP stack, it offers a clientless approach for WAN
optimization, delivering up to 80% performance gain for users and
up to a four-fold improvement in bandwidth efficiency. Enterprises
achieve higher performance, mitigate WAN-induced errors, and
increase their bandwidth efficiency for their existing infrastructure.
iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
TMOS incorporates new versions of F5’s
customizable iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
to provide unprecedented control over how to
handle application traffic at any moment within
the application transaction or flow. With complete
payload inspection and transformation capabilities,
event-driven iRules, and session-aware switching,
the BIG-IP provides the most intelligent control
point to address diverse application delivery issues
at network speeds.
Ensuring Applications Are Always Secure, Fast, and Available
Invoked through an easy-to-manage GUI and traffic profiles or through iRules, BIG-IP’s cohesive
set of functionality enables organizations to more efficiently combine, target, and extend
services required to improve the efficiency of each application deployment.
Available...
Fast...
Secure...
Comprehensive Load Balancing
SSL Acceleration (M)
Advanced Client Authentication (M)
Advanced Application Switching
Intelligent HTTP Compression (M)
Resource Cloaking
Session/Flow Switching
TCP Optimization
Cookie Encryption
Customized Health Monitoring
L7 Rate Shaping (M)
Selective Content Encryption
Intelligent Network Address Translation
Content Spooling/Buffering
Application Attack Filtering
Universal Persistence
Content Transformation
DoS Attack and SYN Flood Protection
Response Error Handling
Connection Acceleration
Firewall – Packet Filtering
IPv6 Gateway (M)
Intelligent Quality of Service
Packet Sanitization
Advanced Routing (M)
WAN Optimization
Application Security (M)
Intelligent Port Mirroring
Fast Cache (M)
(M) = Available as an add-on module
Users
Applications
Mobile Phone
PDA
Available
Fast
Laptop
BIG-IP removes single points of failure and virtualizes the
network and applications by providing industry-leading L7
intelligence. This ensures that all sites are always on, more
scalable, and easier to manage than ever before.
BIG-IP’s unequalled intelligence provides a powerful solution
for organizations looking to improve their application
performance, increase the capacity of their existing infrastructure,
lower infrastructure costs, and accelerate their applications.
Application Health Knowledge
BIG-IP provides sophisticated monitors to check device,
application, and content availability, including specialized
monitors for many applications (including various application
servers, SQL, SIP, LDAP, XML/SOAP, and many more) as well as
customized monitors to check content and simulate application
calls. In addition, BIG-IP can effectively manage applications on
a shared server and allow applications to proactively report on
their health.
WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration
BIG-IP provides a highly targeted, centralized, and efficient
means for reducing traffic volumes and minimizing the effect
of Internet latency and client connection bottlenecks on their
application performance. Through capabilities such as intelligent
compression, BIG-IP provides rich support for compressing a
variety of file types such as HTTP, XML, Javascript, J2EE
applications, and many others, accelerating application
performance as much as 3x while reducing bandwidth utilization
by up to 80%.
High Availability and Transaction Assurance
BIG-IP delivers sub-second system failover and comprehensive
connection mirroring, resulting in a highly available solution
regardless of system, server, or application failure. BIG-IP can
proactively inspect and respond to any server or application
error. Organizations achieve superior reliability while reducing
their system load.
Comprehensive Load Balancing
BIG-IP includes rich static and dynamic load balancing methods,
including Dynamic Ratio, Least Connections, and Observed Load
Balancing, which tracks dynamic performance levels of servers
in a group, ensuring that the best resources are always selected
for improved performance and scale.
Intelligent Application Switching
Because BIG-IP has the unique ability to read all IP applications,
it can switch and persist on information unique to a specific
vendor's application server (BEA, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SUN,
etc.), XML data for Web services applications or custom values
indicative to mobile/wireless applications. Organizations achieve
greater reliability and scalability for all of their applications
thanks to deep packet inspection using iRules and BIG-IP’s ability
to switch, log, and persist in the payload or stream.
Comprehensive IPv6 Gateway
Organizations need a seamless strategy for staging network
migration to support the growing IPv6 requirements. BIG-IP,
through the IPv6 module, provides complete IP transformation
and load balancing capabilities between v4 and v6 networks.
This makes user migration and the pooling of mixed IPv4 and
IPv6 host resources manageable, cost-effective, and possible.
Ensure Critical Application Performance
BIG-IP’s flexible L7 Rate Shaping capabilities enable organizations
to manage bandwidth to ensure that priority applications are
delivered without delay. BIG-IP also provides customized control
to set application-based bandwidth limits, allowable bandwidth
spikes, and can even establish queuing relationships between
applications.
Increased Server Capacity and Improved Site Responsiveness
BIG-IP provides extensive connection management as well as
TCP and content offloading capabilities that optimize server
performance and dramatically speed page load times. For
example, BIG-IP’s OneConnect™ can increase server capacity by
up to 60% by aggregating millions of requests into hundreds
of server-side connections, ensuring requests are handled
efficiently by the back-end system.
Fast Cache – Up to a 9x Boost in Server Capacity
BIG-IP’s intelligent caching functionality provides tremendous
scalability and cost savings by offloading repetitive traffic from
web and application servers. It’s also the only solution that offers
multi-store caching to manage distinct cache repositories per
application or department, delivering precise and intelligent
control for priority applications.
Encryption Everywhere
As the leading solution for SSL acceleration, BIG-IP provides
dramatic scalability for SSL processing with up to 2 Gbps of
sustained SSL throughput. By accelerating the encryption of
both bulk and setup, organizations can migrate 100% of their
communications to SSL using more secure ciphers with virtually
no application performance penalty or bottlenecks.
Content Transformation
BIG-IP provides a comprehensive solution to offload many
burdensome or repetitious functions onto a centralized and
high powered network device. Beyond SSL, Compression, and
many other functions, BIG-IP provides a complete content
transformation gateway to redirect, insert, or holistically
transform application content for effective and efficient
application integration.
TMOS
Desktop
CRM
Database
Siebel
BEA
Legacy
.NET
SAP
Peoplesoft
IBM
ERP
SFA
Custom
Co-location
BIG-IP Performance and Reliability
iControl – Creating the Application Aware Network
Ground-Breaking Performance
BIG-IP delivers the industry’s fastest application traffic
management solution with a specially designed architecture
that merges a high performance switching fabric with individual,
best-in-class hardware optimizers for SSL and L4 to completely
offload system CPU. BIG-IP delivers real-world performance
across all functions and provides deep packet inspection at
network speeds.
F5’s iControl™ API and SDK helps automate communications
between 3rd-party applications and BIG-IP, removing the need
for manual intervention. iControl has been extended to support
a true publish/subscribe model. This model reduces network
overhead and improves the performance of applications that
integrate with BIG-IP through the iControl interface. For the
majority of applications, this can reduce network bandwidth
and processing time on both the client and the server.
System High Availability and Management
BIG-IP improves system management through critical features
such as multi-boot, warm upgrades, and lights-out management.
As a high availability device, BIG-IP also provides unmatched
visibility into the status of all processes running under the
“HA table.”
Networking
Supports STP, MSTP, RSTP
Link aggregation
VLAN tagging
New GUI and Simplified Management
A new, advanced GUI delivers easy product configuration that
lowers setup and ongoing maintenance costs.
It’s not just about stopping attacks – it’s also about simultaneously serving legitimate users. BIG-IP delivers the best of both
worlds, providing a suite of security services that play a significant role in bolstering network and application security. From
adding powerful network and protocol level security to filtering application attacks, BIG-IP is deployed at a critical gateway to
your most precious resources – the applications that run your business.
More Protection for Critical Content
• Delivers the industry’s most selective encryption to
holistically, partially, or conditionally encrypt data. This
fine-grain control enables secure and optimized
communications with a variety of different constituencies.
• Encrypts cookies and other tokens that are transparently
distributed to legitimate users. Organizations gain
superior security for all stateful applications (e-commerce,
CRP, ERP and other business-critical applications) and a
higher level of user identity trust.
3rd party MIB support: all default Net-SNMP
BIG-IP – Scale, Secure, and Optimize
Secure
Bolsters Application Security
• Resource Cloaking – BIG-IP virtualizes and hides all
application, server error codes, and real URL references
that may provide hackers with clues about infrastructure,
services and their associated vulnerabilities.
• Customized Application Attack Filtering – BIG-IP’s full
inspection and event-based rules deliver a greatly
enhanced ability to search for and apply numerous
rules to block known L7 attacks while also defining
policies for blocking access or disallowing commands to
be run. Additional layers of security protection are
provided against hackers, viruses, and worms (Code
Red) while allowing continuous service to legitimate
traffic.
• Centralized Authentication – By acting as an
authentication proxy for various traffic types,
organizations can provide top level authentication
for applications on the BIG-IP. This allows them to push
their security perimeter one level further down in the
network (away from the applications), providing
greater protection for their Web and application tiers.
QoS/ToS
• Supports higher-standard AES (Advanced Encryption
Standard for SSL) algorithms with the most secure SSL
encryption available on the market, at no additional
processing cost.
• Content Protection – Enables organizations to prevent
sensitive documents or content from leaving their site.
Protects Against Heavy Attack Volumes
BIG-IP combines a suite of security features to provide
comprehensive protection against DoS Attacks, SYN Floods, and
other network based attacks. Features such as SYNCheck™
provide comprehensive SYN Flood protection for the servers
that sit behind the BIG-IP device. BIG-IP acts as a security proxy
that is designed to protect the entire network. Combined with
Dynamic Reaping capabilities, an adaptive method for reaping
idle connections, BIG-IP provides robust security to filter out
the heaviest attacks while simultaneously delivering
uninterrupted service for legitimate connections.
Insulation from Protocol Attacks
BIG-IP provides Protocol Sanitization and a Full TCP Termination
point that independently manages client and server-side
connections, protecting all back-end systems and applications
from malicious attacks.
Firewalling – Packet Filtering
BIG-IP now integrates a control point to define and enforce
L4-based filtering rules (based on PCAP, similar to network
firewalls) to improve network protection.
Profile-Based Configuration
New Profile Objects enable organizations to create traffic
behavior templates that can be applied to different resources,
reducing repetition and providing a centralized approach to
changing settings.
Better Visibility
BIG-IP provides detailed system instrumentation on traffic statistics
(globally and per object) to help organizations better monitor
all activities and resources.
Rich User Interface
BIG-IP’s new GUI provides numerous usability enhancements
delivered over a secure, SSL browser-based interface.
Enhancements include online help, searching and sorting, inline creation and much more, dramatically reducing the time it
takes to setup and maintain large configurations.
Apache
BEA WebLogic
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1
Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server
HP OpenView
Lotus/Domino Notes servers
IBM WebSphere
Oracle:
– 9i Application Server
– 10g Application Server
– E-Business Suite 11i
– Collaboration Suite
Microsoft:
– Application Center
– Commerce Server
– Exchange Sever
– Outlook Web Access
– Windows Terminal Services
– SharePoint Portal Server
– Internet Information Services (IIS)
– Live Communications Server
– SQL Server
– Microsoft Operations Manager
– Mobile Information Server
– Internet Security and Acceleration Server
– Visual Studio .NET
Siebel eBusiness Applications
PeopleSoft Enterprise
Macromedia ColdFusion
Trend Micro InterScan
Mercury Business Availability Center
SAP mySAP Business Suite
Netegrity SiteMinder
webMethods Enterprise Services Platform
Tivoli Access Manager
RSA SecureID
RealNetworks RealSystem Servers
Sun iPlanet Servers
...and many more
Users
Applications
Mobile Phone
PDA
Available
Fast
Laptop
BIG-IP removes single points of failure and virtualizes the
network and applications by providing industry-leading L7
intelligence. This ensures that all sites are always on, more
scalable, and easier to manage than ever before.
BIG-IP’s unequalled intelligence provides a powerful solution
for organizations looking to improve their application
performance, increase the capacity of their existing infrastructure,
lower infrastructure costs, and accelerate their applications.
Application Health Knowledge
BIG-IP provides sophisticated monitors to check device,
application, and content availability, including specialized
monitors for many applications (including various application
servers, SQL, SIP, LDAP, XML/SOAP, and many more) as well as
customized monitors to check content and simulate application
calls. In addition, BIG-IP can effectively manage applications on
a shared server and allow applications to proactively report on
their health.
WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration
BIG-IP provides a highly targeted, centralized, and efficient
means for reducing traffic volumes and minimizing the effect
of Internet latency and client connection bottlenecks on their
application performance. Through capabilities such as intelligent
compression, BIG-IP provides rich support for compressing a
variety of file types such as HTTP, XML, Javascript, J2EE
applications, and many others, accelerating application
performance as much as 3x while reducing bandwidth utilization
by up to 80%.
High Availability and Transaction Assurance
BIG-IP delivers sub-second system failover and comprehensive
connection mirroring, resulting in a highly available solution
regardless of system, server, or application failure. BIG-IP can
proactively inspect and respond to any server or application
error. Organizations achieve superior reliability while reducing
their system load.
Comprehensive Load Balancing
BIG-IP includes rich static and dynamic load balancing methods,
including Dynamic Ratio, Least Connections, and Observed Load
Balancing, which tracks dynamic performance levels of servers
in a group, ensuring that the best resources are always selected
for improved performance and scale.
Intelligent Application Switching
Because BIG-IP has the unique ability to read all IP applications,
it can switch and persist on information unique to a specific
vendor's application server (BEA, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SUN,
etc.), XML data for Web services applications or custom values
indicative to mobile/wireless applications. Organizations achieve
greater reliability and scalability for all of their applications
thanks to deep packet inspection using iRules and BIG-IP’s ability
to switch, log, and persist in the payload or stream.
Comprehensive IPv6 Gateway
Organizations need a seamless strategy for staging network
migration to support the growing IPv6 requirements. BIG-IP,
through the IPv6 module, provides complete IP transformation
and load balancing capabilities between v4 and v6 networks.
This makes user migration and the pooling of mixed IPv4 and
IPv6 host resources manageable, cost-effective, and possible.
Ensure Critical Application Performance
BIG-IP’s flexible L7 Rate Shaping capabilities enable organizations
to manage bandwidth to ensure that priority applications are
delivered without delay. BIG-IP also provides customized control
to set application-based bandwidth limits, allowable bandwidth
spikes, and can even establish queuing relationships between
applications.
Increased Server Capacity and Improved Site Responsiveness
BIG-IP provides extensive connection management as well as
TCP and content offloading capabilities that optimize server
performance and dramatically speed page load times. For
example, BIG-IP’s OneConnect™ can increase server capacity by
up to 60% by aggregating millions of requests into hundreds
of server-side connections, ensuring requests are handled
efficiently by the back-end system.
Fast Cache – Up to a 9x Boost in Server Capacity
BIG-IP’s intelligent caching functionality provides tremendous
scalability and cost savings by offloading repetitive traffic from
web and application servers. It’s also the only solution that offers
multi-store caching to manage distinct cache repositories per
application or department, delivering precise and intelligent
control for priority applications.
Encryption Everywhere
As the leading solution for SSL acceleration, BIG-IP provides
dramatic scalability for SSL processing with up to 2 Gbps of
sustained SSL throughput. By accelerating the encryption of
both bulk and setup, organizations can migrate 100% of their
communications to SSL using more secure ciphers with virtually
no application performance penalty or bottlenecks.
Content Transformation
BIG-IP provides a comprehensive solution to offload many
burdensome or repetitious functions onto a centralized and
high powered network device. Beyond SSL, Compression, and
many other functions, BIG-IP provides a complete content
transformation gateway to redirect, insert, or holistically
transform application content for effective and efficient
application integration.
TMOS
Desktop
CRM
Database
Siebel
BEA
Legacy
.NET
SAP
Peoplesoft
IBM
ERP
SFA
Custom
Co-location
BIG-IP Performance and Reliability
iControl – Creating the Application Aware Network
Ground-Breaking Performance
BIG-IP delivers the industry’s fastest application traffic
management solution with a specially designed architecture
that merges a high performance switching fabric with individual,
best-in-class hardware optimizers for SSL and L4 to completely
offload system CPU. BIG-IP delivers real-world performance
across all functions and provides deep packet inspection at
network speeds.
F5’s iControl™ API and SDK helps automate communications
between 3rd-party applications and BIG-IP, removing the need
for manual intervention. iControl has been extended to support
a true publish/subscribe model. This model reduces network
overhead and improves the performance of applications that
integrate with BIG-IP through the iControl interface. For the
majority of applications, this can reduce network bandwidth
and processing time on both the client and the server.
System High Availability and Management
BIG-IP improves system management through critical features
such as multi-boot, warm upgrades, and lights-out management.
As a high availability device, BIG-IP also provides unmatched
visibility into the status of all processes running under the
“HA table.”
Networking
Supports STP, MSTP, RSTP
Link aggregation
VLAN tagging
New GUI and Simplified Management
A new, advanced GUI delivers easy product configuration that
lowers setup and ongoing maintenance costs.
It’s not just about stopping attacks – it’s also about simultaneously serving legitimate users. BIG-IP delivers the best of both
worlds, providing a suite of security services that play a significant role in bolstering network and application security. From
adding powerful network and protocol level security to filtering application attacks, BIG-IP is deployed at a critical gateway to
your most precious resources – the applications that run your business.
More Protection for Critical Content
• Delivers the industry’s most selective encryption to
holistically, partially, or conditionally encrypt data. This
fine-grain control enables secure and optimized
communications with a variety of different constituencies.
• Encrypts cookies and other tokens that are transparently
distributed to legitimate users. Organizations gain
superior security for all stateful applications (e-commerce,
CRP, ERP and other business-critical applications) and a
higher level of user identity trust.
3rd party MIB support: all default Net-SNMP
BIG-IP – Scale, Secure, and Optimize
Secure
Bolsters Application Security
• Resource Cloaking – BIG-IP virtualizes and hides all
application, server error codes, and real URL references
that may provide hackers with clues about infrastructure,
services and their associated vulnerabilities.
• Customized Application Attack Filtering – BIG-IP’s full
inspection and event-based rules deliver a greatly
enhanced ability to search for and apply numerous
rules to block known L7 attacks while also defining
policies for blocking access or disallowing commands to
be run. Additional layers of security protection are
provided against hackers, viruses, and worms (Code
Red) while allowing continuous service to legitimate
traffic.
• Centralized Authentication – By acting as an
authentication proxy for various traffic types,
organizations can provide top level authentication
for applications on the BIG-IP. This allows them to push
their security perimeter one level further down in the
network (away from the applications), providing
greater protection for their Web and application tiers.
QoS/ToS
• Supports higher-standard AES (Advanced Encryption
Standard for SSL) algorithms with the most secure SSL
encryption available on the market, at no additional
processing cost.
• Content Protection – Enables organizations to prevent
sensitive documents or content from leaving their site.
Protects Against Heavy Attack Volumes
BIG-IP combines a suite of security features to provide
comprehensive protection against DoS Attacks, SYN Floods, and
other network based attacks. Features such as SYNCheck™
provide comprehensive SYN Flood protection for the servers
that sit behind the BIG-IP device. BIG-IP acts as a security proxy
that is designed to protect the entire network. Combined with
Dynamic Reaping capabilities, an adaptive method for reaping
idle connections, BIG-IP provides robust security to filter out
the heaviest attacks while simultaneously delivering
uninterrupted service for legitimate connections.
Insulation from Protocol Attacks
BIG-IP provides Protocol Sanitization and a Full TCP Termination
point that independently manages client and server-side
connections, protecting all back-end systems and applications
from malicious attacks.
Firewalling – Packet Filtering
BIG-IP now integrates a control point to define and enforce
L4-based filtering rules (based on PCAP, similar to network
firewalls) to improve network protection.
Profile-Based Configuration
New Profile Objects enable organizations to create traffic
behavior templates that can be applied to different resources,
reducing repetition and providing a centralized approach to
changing settings.
Better Visibility
BIG-IP provides detailed system instrumentation on traffic statistics
(globally and per object) to help organizations better monitor
all activities and resources.
Rich User Interface
BIG-IP’s new GUI provides numerous usability enhancements
delivered over a secure, SSL browser-based interface.
Enhancements include online help, searching and sorting, inline creation and much more, dramatically reducing the time it
takes to setup and maintain large configurations.
Apache
BEA WebLogic
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1
Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server
HP OpenView
Lotus/Domino Notes servers
IBM WebSphere
Oracle:
– 9i Application Server
– 10g Application Server
– E-Business Suite 11i
– Collaboration Suite
Microsoft:
– Application Center
– Commerce Server
– Exchange Sever
– Outlook Web Access
– Windows Terminal Services
– SharePoint Portal Server
– Internet Information Services (IIS)
– Live Communications Server
– SQL Server
– Microsoft Operations Manager
– Mobile Information Server
– Internet Security and Acceleration Server
– Visual Studio .NET
Siebel eBusiness Applications
PeopleSoft Enterprise
Macromedia ColdFusion
Trend Micro InterScan
Mercury Business Availability Center
SAP mySAP Business Suite
Netegrity SiteMinder
webMethods Enterprise Services Platform
Tivoli Access Manager
RSA SecureID
RealNetworks RealSystem Servers
Sun iPlanet Servers
...and many more
Users
Applications
Mobile Phone
PDA
Available
Fast
Laptop
BIG-IP removes single points of failure and virtualizes the
network and applications by providing industry-leading L7
intelligence. This ensures that all sites are always on, more
scalable, and easier to manage than ever before.
BIG-IP’s unequalled intelligence provides a powerful solution
for organizations looking to improve their application
performance, increase the capacity of their existing infrastructure,
lower infrastructure costs, and accelerate their applications.
Application Health Knowledge
BIG-IP provides sophisticated monitors to check device,
application, and content availability, including specialized
monitors for many applications (including various application
servers, SQL, SIP, LDAP, XML/SOAP, and many more) as well as
customized monitors to check content and simulate application
calls. In addition, BIG-IP can effectively manage applications on
a shared server and allow applications to proactively report on
their health.
WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration
BIG-IP provides a highly targeted, centralized, and efficient
means for reducing traffic volumes and minimizing the effect
of Internet latency and client connection bottlenecks on their
application performance. Through capabilities such as intelligent
compression, BIG-IP provides rich support for compressing a
variety of file types such as HTTP, XML, Javascript, J2EE
applications, and many others, accelerating application
performance as much as 3x while reducing bandwidth utilization
by up to 80%.
High Availability and Transaction Assurance
BIG-IP delivers sub-second system failover and comprehensive
connection mirroring, resulting in a highly available solution
regardless of system, server, or application failure. BIG-IP can
proactively inspect and respond to any server or application
error. Organizations achieve superior reliability while reducing
their system load.
Comprehensive Load Balancing
BIG-IP includes rich static and dynamic load balancing methods,
including Dynamic Ratio, Least Connections, and Observed Load
Balancing, which tracks dynamic performance levels of servers
in a group, ensuring that the best resources are always selected
for improved performance and scale.
Intelligent Application Switching
Because BIG-IP has the unique ability to read all IP applications,
it can switch and persist on information unique to a specific
vendor's application server (BEA, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SUN,
etc.), XML data for Web services applications or custom values
indicative to mobile/wireless applications. Organizations achieve
greater reliability and scalability for all of their applications
thanks to deep packet inspection using iRules and BIG-IP’s ability
to switch, log, and persist in the payload or stream.
Comprehensive IPv6 Gateway
Organizations need a seamless strategy for staging network
migration to support the growing IPv6 requirements. BIG-IP,
through the IPv6 module, provides complete IP transformation
and load balancing capabilities between v4 and v6 networks.
This makes user migration and the pooling of mixed IPv4 and
IPv6 host resources manageable, cost-effective, and possible.
Ensure Critical Application Performance
BIG-IP’s flexible L7 Rate Shaping capabilities enable organizations
to manage bandwidth to ensure that priority applications are
delivered without delay. BIG-IP also provides customized control
to set application-based bandwidth limits, allowable bandwidth
spikes, and can even establish queuing relationships between
applications.
Increased Server Capacity and Improved Site Responsiveness
BIG-IP provides extensive connection management as well as
TCP and content offloading capabilities that optimize server
performance and dramatically speed page load times. For
example, BIG-IP’s OneConnect™ can increase server capacity by
up to 60% by aggregating millions of requests into hundreds
of server-side connections, ensuring requests are handled
efficiently by the back-end system.
Fast Cache – Up to a 9x Boost in Server Capacity
BIG-IP’s intelligent caching functionality provides tremendous
scalability and cost savings by offloading repetitive traffic from
web and application servers. It’s also the only solution that offers
multi-store caching to manage distinct cache repositories per
application or department, delivering precise and intelligent
control for priority applications.
Encryption Everywhere
As the leading solution for SSL acceleration, BIG-IP provides
dramatic scalability for SSL processing with up to 2 Gbps of
sustained SSL throughput. By accelerating the encryption of
both bulk and setup, organizations can migrate 100% of their
communications to SSL using more secure ciphers with virtually
no application performance penalty or bottlenecks.
Content Transformation
BIG-IP provides a comprehensive solution to offload many
burdensome or repetitious functions onto a centralized and
high powered network device. Beyond SSL, Compression, and
many other functions, BIG-IP provides a complete content
transformation gateway to redirect, insert, or holistically
transform application content for effective and efficient
application integration.
TMOS
Desktop
CRM
Database
Siebel
BEA
Legacy
.NET
SAP
Peoplesoft
IBM
ERP
SFA
Custom
Co-location
BIG-IP Performance and Reliability
iControl – Creating the Application Aware Network
Ground-Breaking Performance
BIG-IP delivers the industry’s fastest application traffic
management solution with a specially designed architecture
that merges a high performance switching fabric with individual,
best-in-class hardware optimizers for SSL and L4 to completely
offload system CPU. BIG-IP delivers real-world performance
across all functions and provides deep packet inspection at
network speeds.
F5’s iControl™ API and SDK helps automate communications
between 3rd-party applications and BIG-IP, removing the need
for manual intervention. iControl has been extended to support
a true publish/subscribe model. This model reduces network
overhead and improves the performance of applications that
integrate with BIG-IP through the iControl interface. For the
majority of applications, this can reduce network bandwidth
and processing time on both the client and the server.
System High Availability and Management
BIG-IP improves system management through critical features
such as multi-boot, warm upgrades, and lights-out management.
As a high availability device, BIG-IP also provides unmatched
visibility into the status of all processes running under the
“HA table.”
Networking
Supports STP, MSTP, RSTP
Link aggregation
VLAN tagging
New GUI and Simplified Management
A new, advanced GUI delivers easy product configuration that
lowers setup and ongoing maintenance costs.
It’s not just about stopping attacks – it’s also about simultaneously serving legitimate users. BIG-IP delivers the best of both
worlds, providing a suite of security services that play a significant role in bolstering network and application security. From
adding powerful network and protocol level security to filtering application attacks, BIG-IP is deployed at a critical gateway to
your most precious resources – the applications that run your business.
More Protection for Critical Content
• Delivers the industry’s most selective encryption to
holistically, partially, or conditionally encrypt data. This
fine-grain control enables secure and optimized
communications with a variety of different constituencies.
• Encrypts cookies and other tokens that are transparently
distributed to legitimate users. Organizations gain
superior security for all stateful applications (e-commerce,
CRP, ERP and other business-critical applications) and a
higher level of user identity trust.
3rd party MIB support: all default Net-SNMP
BIG-IP – Scale, Secure, and Optimize
Secure
Bolsters Application Security
• Resource Cloaking – BIG-IP virtualizes and hides all
application, server error codes, and real URL references
that may provide hackers with clues about infrastructure,
services and their associated vulnerabilities.
• Customized Application Attack Filtering – BIG-IP’s full
inspection and event-based rules deliver a greatly
enhanced ability to search for and apply numerous
rules to block known L7 attacks while also defining
policies for blocking access or disallowing commands to
be run. Additional layers of security protection are
provided against hackers, viruses, and worms (Code
Red) while allowing continuous service to legitimate
traffic.
• Centralized Authentication – By acting as an
authentication proxy for various traffic types,
organizations can provide top level authentication
for applications on the BIG-IP. This allows them to push
their security perimeter one level further down in the
network (away from the applications), providing
greater protection for their Web and application tiers.
QoS/ToS
• Supports higher-standard AES (Advanced Encryption
Standard for SSL) algorithms with the most secure SSL
encryption available on the market, at no additional
processing cost.
• Content Protection – Enables organizations to prevent
sensitive documents or content from leaving their site.
Protects Against Heavy Attack Volumes
BIG-IP combines a suite of security features to provide
comprehensive protection against DoS Attacks, SYN Floods, and
other network based attacks. Features such as SYNCheck™
provide comprehensive SYN Flood protection for the servers
that sit behind the BIG-IP device. BIG-IP acts as a security proxy
that is designed to protect the entire network. Combined with
Dynamic Reaping capabilities, an adaptive method for reaping
idle connections, BIG-IP provides robust security to filter out
the heaviest attacks while simultaneously delivering
uninterrupted service for legitimate connections.
Insulation from Protocol Attacks
BIG-IP provides Protocol Sanitization and a Full TCP Termination
point that independently manages client and server-side
connections, protecting all back-end systems and applications
from malicious attacks.
Firewalling – Packet Filtering
BIG-IP now integrates a control point to define and enforce
L4-based filtering rules (based on PCAP, similar to network
firewalls) to improve network protection.
Profile-Based Configuration
New Profile Objects enable organizations to create traffic
behavior templates that can be applied to different resources,
reducing repetition and providing a centralized approach to
changing settings.
Better Visibility
BIG-IP provides detailed system instrumentation on traffic statistics
(globally and per object) to help organizations better monitor
all activities and resources.
Rich User Interface
BIG-IP’s new GUI provides numerous usability enhancements
delivered over a secure, SSL browser-based interface.
Enhancements include online help, searching and sorting, inline creation and much more, dramatically reducing the time it
takes to setup and maintain large configurations.
Apache
BEA WebLogic
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1
Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server
HP OpenView
Lotus/Domino Notes servers
IBM WebSphere
Oracle:
– 9i Application Server
– 10g Application Server
– E-Business Suite 11i
– Collaboration Suite
Microsoft:
– Application Center
– Commerce Server
– Exchange Sever
– Outlook Web Access
– Windows Terminal Services
– SharePoint Portal Server
– Internet Information Services (IIS)
– Live Communications Server
– SQL Server
– Microsoft Operations Manager
– Mobile Information Server
– Internet Security and Acceleration Server
– Visual Studio .NET
Siebel eBusiness Applications
PeopleSoft Enterprise
Macromedia ColdFusion
Trend Micro InterScan
Mercury Business Availability Center
SAP mySAP Business Suite
Netegrity SiteMinder
webMethods Enterprise Services Platform
Tivoli Access Manager
RSA SecureID
RealNetworks RealSystem Servers
Sun iPlanet Servers
...and many more
BIG-IP
At the heart of the new BIG-IP is a revolutionary new architecture called TMOS that provides organizations with a unified
system for optimal application delivery. TMOS enhances every function riding on top of BIG-IP, delivering total vision,
flexibility, and control across all services while empowering the BIG-IP to intelligently adapt to the diverse and evolving
requirements of applications and networks.
TCP
Client Side
TCP
Server Side
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
TMOS enables BIG-IP to efficiently isolate clients from the serverside flows and independently maintain optimal performance for
each connecting device, translating communications between systems
for improved application performance. Any system or IP application
connected to the BIG-IP will now work more efficiently.
TCP Express
TCP Express, an industry first, is integrated into F5’s TMOS. A stateof-the-art TCP stack, it offers a clientless approach for WAN
optimization, delivering up to 80% performance gain for users and
up to a four-fold improvement in bandwidth efficiency. Enterprises
achieve higher performance, mitigate WAN-induced errors, and
increase their bandwidth efficiency for their existing infrastructure.
iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
TMOS incorporates new versions of F5’s
customizable iRules and Universal Inspection Engine
to provide unprecedented control over how to
handle application traffic at any moment within
the application transaction or flow. With complete
payload inspection and transformation capabilities,
event-driven iRules, and session-aware switching,
the BIG-IP provides the most intelligent control
point to address diverse application delivery issues
at network speeds.
Ensuring Applications Are Always Secure, Fast, and Available
Invoked through an easy-to-manage GUI and traffic profiles or through iRules, BIG-IP’s cohesive
set of functionality enables organizations to more efficiently combine, target, and extend
services required to improve the efficiency of each application deployment.
Available...
Fast...
Secure...
Comprehensive Load Balancing
SSL Acceleration (M)
Advanced Client Authentication (M)
Advanced Application Switching
Intelligent HTTP Compression (M)
Resource Cloaking
Session/Flow Switching
TCP Optimization
Cookie Encryption
Customized Health Monitoring
L7 Rate Shaping (M)
Selective Content Encryption
Intelligent Network Address Translation
Content Spooling/Buffering
Application Attack Filtering
Universal Persistence
Content Transformation
DoS Attack and SYN Flood Protection
Response Error Handling
Connection Acceleration
Firewall – Packet Filtering
IPv6 Gateway (M)
Intelligent Quality of Service
Packet Sanitization
Advanced Routing (M)
WAN Optimization
Application Security (M)
Intelligent Port Mirroring
Fast Cache (M)
(M) = Available as an add-on module
Intelligent Compression Module
Condenses HTTP traffic using industry-standard GZIP and Deflate
compression algorithms, reduces bandwidth consumption, and
speeds end-user download times over slower/low bandwidth
connections.
SSL Acceleration Module
Dramatically improves the performance of servers while providing
security, speed, and traffic management during business-critical
online transactions. All BIG-IP systems include a 100 TPS license.
TMOS Fast Application Proxy
v9 Series
Datasheet
Local Traffic Manager
Available Add-On Modules
L7 Rate Shaping Module
Ensures optimal application performance by allocating bandwidth
for higher-priority applications, controls traffic spikes, and
prioritizes traffic based on any L4 or L7 parameter.
Application Security Module
Stops HTTP and HTTPS based threats both known and unknown
before they can do any harm.
Advanced Client Authentication Module
Allows BIG-IP to provide top-level client authentication of HTTP
and other traffic types to LDAP, Radius, TACAS and other
centralized authentication devices.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
®
Inefficiencies, delays, and failures in application delivery can cost millions of
dollars in terms of wasted budgets, damage to company reputation, system
and application downtime, legal liability, and lost opportunities.
IPv6 Gateway Module
Provides complete IP transformation and load balancing
capabilities between v4 and v6 networks. Makes user migration
and the pooling of mixed IPv4 and IPv6 host resources
manageable, cost-effective, and possible.
The BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager is an application delivery networking system
that provides the most intelligent and adaptable solution to secure, optimize,
and deliver applications, enabling organizations to effectively and competitively
run their business.
Routing Modules
Individual networking routing modules for BGP, RIP, or OSPF.
Fast Cache Module
Improves application and server performance by offloading
repetitive requests for content from the back-end infrastructure.
It’s the only system that features a set of unified application infrastructure
services that deliver total control, vision, and flexibility into application security,
performance and delivery. The result? Greater business agility and successful
outcomes for the lifeblood of the organization today – the application itself.
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is available on five platforms. Additional software modules and hardware accelerators can
be added on demand.
Key Benefits
Reliability
Delivers the industry’s most advanced system to ensure that applications are always
available.
8400 Series
6800 Series
6400 Series
3400 Series
1500 Series
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 10
Gigabit Ethernet Ports:
12 (Copper or Fiber)
10-Gigabit Fiber Ports:
2 (XFP pluggable optics)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/22,000/2.5 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 10 Gbps
Available Hardware Option:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps)
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 16
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini):
4 (2 standard, 2 optional)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/20,000/2 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 4 Gbps
Available Hardware Option:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps), FIPS Processing**
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Dual CPU
Base Memory: 2 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 16
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini):
4 (2 standard, 2 optional)
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/15,000/2 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 2 Gbps
Available Hardware Options:
Hardware Compression*
(2 Gbps), FIPS Processing**
(8,000 TPS and 1 GB SSL
Throughput)
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 9A
180 – 264 4A
Processor: Single CPU
Base Memory: 1 GB
ASIC: Packet Velocity ASIC 2
Gigabit CU Ports: 8
Gigabit Fiber Ports
(SFP - GBIC Mini): 2 optional
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/5,000/1 Gbps)
Traffic Throughput: 1 Gbps
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 6A
180 – 264 3A
Processor: Single CPU
Base Memory: 768 MB
ASIC: None
Gigabit CU Ports: 4
Gigabit Fiber Ports: 2 optional
Included SSL TPS/
Max TPS/Bulk Crypto:
(100/2,000/500 Mbps)
Traffic Throughput: 500 Mbps
Input Voltage:
90 – 240VAC +/-10%
90 – 132 6A
180 – 264 3A
Accelerated Applications
Provides unmatched control to accelerate application performance by up to 3x, ensuring that priority applications are served first, and offloading expensive server cycles.
Reduced Server and Bandwidth Cost
Triples server capacity through a rich set of infrastructure optimization capabilities,
and reduces bandwidth costs by up to 80% through intelligent HTTP compression,
bandwidth management, and more.
Greater Network and Application Security
From DoS protection to cloaking to filtering out application attacks, BIG-IP adds critical
security features than simply cannot be addressed elsewhere in the network.
Unmatched Application Intelligence and Control
The industry’s only solution that delivers complete application fluency, enabling
network-speed full payload inspection, and programmable, event-based traffic
management to understand and act upon application flows.
Total Integration for All IP Applications
Provides a comprehensive solution that can integrate with all applications, not just
Web-based protocols (HTTP/S). Provides organizations with a centralized solution for
all IP applications, including legacy and emerging applications like VOIP – all in a
single, unified system.
*The industry's first integrated hardware Compression ASIC cost-effectively centralizes traffic compression processing, improves server capacity by up to 20%,
and speeds application response times for end users.
**FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certified processing provides enhanced security for SSL keys by storing them in a hardware-secured module. Ideal for sites looking for
heightened internal protection of their most sensitive content.
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Asia-Pacific
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© 2006 F5 Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. F5, F5 Networks, the F5 logo, BIG-IP, FirePass, TrafficShield, iControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of F5 Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.
P a r t N o . D S - B I G - I P LT M 0 1 0 6
The Powerful TMOS Architecture: Complete Application Intelligence and Network Adaptability
®
Industry Leading Performance
Delivers the industry’s fastest traffic management solution to secure, deliver and
optimize application performance. As a proven leader, BIG-IP sets the performance
bar with best-in-market SSL TPS, bulk encryption, and the highest concurrent SSL
connections available today.
Easy To Manage, Better Visibility
A new GUI greatly simplifies product configuration, offering granular visibility into
traffic and box resources, as well as support for making rapid changes across large
configurations.
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