Data Sheet Add-on Module

Data Sheet Add-on Module
Add-On Modules
BIG-IP Link Controller Module
BIG-IP WebAccelerator Module
As organizations increase their use of the Internet to deliver
their applications, maintaining only one link to the public
network represents a single point of failure and serious network
vulnerability. The BIG-IP Link Controller Module seamlessly monitors
availability and performance of multiple WAN connections to
intelligently manage bi-directional traffic flows to a site – providing
fault tolerant, optimized Internet access.
When combined with selected BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
platforms, the BIG-IP WebAccelerator module provides additional
acceleration technologies such as Intelligent Browser Referencing
(IBR) and Dynamic Data Offload to provide an extended level of
web application acceleration as an integrated solution. The BIG-IP
WebAccelerator module is specially suited for web applications such
as Portal, CRM, ERP, Collaboration, and many others.
High Availability
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 transparently and dynamically directed across
other available links so users and external customers always stay
connected.
Accelerate Web Apps 3x – 10x
Accelerates web applications for remote and mobile users
300% and up.
Comprehensive Link Monitoring
Provides a comprehensive view into the health and throughput
of links through the gateway router, ensuring availability and
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.
Greater Server Capacity
Improves server capacity by offloading repetitive content serving
(dynamic caching).
Composite Monitors
Combines multiple monitors to quickly and accurately determine the
health and availability of a link. If a problem is detected, it can route
traffic to other available links – reducing downtime costs while
improving the client experience.
Datasheet
BIG-IP Add-On Modules
BIG-IP® Add-On Modules
Because F5 application delivery products are modular, they’re extensible
by design and can easily incorporate new functions and quickly adapt
to changing application/business challenges. The following are available
Product Modules and Feature Modules for BIG-IP application traffic
management products.
Feature Modules
Cuts Bandwidth Usage
Significantly reduces bandwidth usage by reducing the amount
of data sent (IBR and data compression).
Feature Modules are individual feature packs that can be added to a BIG-IP traffic
management platform.
Intelligent Compression Module
Available Modules
Feature Modules
Lower Costs
Reduces web application deployment and maintenance costs
by utilizing validated web application acceleration policies.
• Intelligent Compression
• L7 Rate Shaping
Validated Web Application Policies
Includes validated web application acceleration policies from
the most popular web application vendors.
Users today are continually impacted by poor web application performance caused by WAN
latency and connection bottlenecks. By dramatically reducing the volume of traffic that is
sent to the user, the Intelligent Compression Module allows you to receive a marked gain in
application performance while greatly enhancing the end user experience.
Faster Download Times
Organizations can improve their page rendering speed by up to 5 times.
• IPv6 Gateway
• Advanced Client Authentication
• SSL Acceleration
Maximum ROI and Quality of Service
Ensures traffic is directed over the best possible link and ISP,
maintaining the highest quality of service and speed for users;
maximizes ROI for connectivity by allowing organizations to
aggregate inexpensive links.
• Advanced Routing
• Fast Cache
• Message Security Module
Product Modules
Lower Bandwidth Bills
Efficiently compresses a broad variety of content types including HTTP, XML, Javascript, J2EE
applications and many others. Organizations can reduce their bandwidth bills by up to 80%.
Client Aware Compression (patent pending)
Organizations can apply compression based on BIG-IP’s unique ability to measure client
Round Trip Time and connection type such as dial-up -- conserving processing cycles while
targeting compression to only those user groups who will benefit.
Transparent To Users; Requires No End User Agent
Reduces HTTP traffic using GZIP and Deflate compression algorithms which are supported
in today’s Web browsers. Compression is completely transparent to the end user, requiring
no downloads or agents.
• BIG-IP Application Security
• BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager
Adaptive Compression
Allows organizations to control and scale back cycles devoted to compression based on
system load, ensuring optimal performance across all functions.
• BIG-IP Link Controller
• BIG-IP WebAccelerator Module
* Customers should contact F5 or their Partners to
confirm which modules are supported by their
particular F5 product.
L7 Rate Shaping Module
Contention for shared bandwidth often degrades application performance, and
organizations have little control in guaranteeing that high priority traffic is passed ahead
of non-priority traffic. BIG-IP L7 Rate Shaping Module adds fine-grained bandwidth control
to better manage application bandwidth usage and traffic spikes.
Ensures Application Performance and Availability
Ensures that business critical applications are not impacted by non-priority traffic. Delivers
optimal application performance by allocating bandwidth for higher priority applications.
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]
+81-3-5114-3200 Voice
+81-3-5114-3201 Fax
[email protected]
Reduces Device Costs
Eliminates special purpose Rate Shaping products for simplified, centralized traffic
management capabilities.
Part No. DS-MOD 1206
F5 Networks, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
© 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.
Sophisticated Bandwidth Control
Provides flexible bandwidth limits, full support for bandwidth borrowing, and traffic
queuing (stochastic fair queue, FIFO ToS priority queue).
Granular Traffic Classification L2 through L7
Controls rate classes based on any traffic variable; allows application
bandwidth to be shared across similar priority applications for better
resource sharing.
Rate Limiting
A valuable security function which ensures that specific types of
application traffic stay within authorized boundaries.
100% SSL
Organizations can now migrate 100% of their communications to
SSL; the SSL Acceleration Module removes all the bottlenecks for
secure, wire speed processing (concurrent users, bulk throughput,
and new transactions per second).
Consolidation
Consolidates SSL certificates directly onto BIG-IP – saving hundreds
of dollars per certificate.
IPv6 Gateway Module
With demand for IPv6 increasing, many sites are facing new
requirements to handle IPv6 traffic. Organizations need a clear and
seamless strategy for staging network migration as IPv6 traffic grows.
The IPv6 Gateway Module allows organizations to handle their IPv6
requirements without wholesale network and application upgrades.
Lower Cost
Provides complete IP transformation and load balancing capabilities
between v4 and v6 networks; directs traffic across mixed IPv6 and
IPv4 resources. Insulates organizations from costly application
changes to support IPv6.
IPv6 Support
Module supports object definition; object probing, AAAA, A6 and
DNAME; SNMP support; F5 iControl API support, and statistics.
Allows BIG-IP to support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (self-ips, virtual
servers, proxies, nodes and snats).
IPv6/IPv4 Translation
Specific applications and geographies will require IPv6, but a mass
migration will not occur rapidly. With this module, organizations
can translate traffic for consumption by either IPv4 or IPv6 end
points, allowing them to stage their migration gradually as demand
for IPv6 increases.
Advanced Client Authentication Module
Managing authentication individually across applications is costly.
Top level authentication enforcement consumes server cycles that
could be used elsewhere. The Advanced Client Authentication
Module provides top level client authentication of HTTP and other
traffic types to LDAP, Radius and TACAS directories.
Centralizes Application Authentication
Reduces management costs and decreases server and application load.
Advanced Authorization and Authentication for SSL
Checks user certificates using the Online Certificate Status Protocol
(OCSP) before granting network access.
Insulates Applications From Attacks
Stops unwanted traffic before it reaches your servers and applications.
Customizable Authentication Framework
Supports the Pluggable Access Module (PAM) for passing client
information to external devices for authentication; allows
organizations to integrate BIG-IP into any type of authentication
device that will accept PAM services.
SSL Acceleration Module
The SSL Acceleration Module offloads CPU-intensive processing from
servers and migrates SSL decryption onto a high performance device
designed to efficiently handle SSL transactions.
* Different BIG-IP hardware platforms offer and are capable of supporting varying degrees
of SSL TPS. All platforms include 100 TPS of SSL processing standard.
Centralizes Management
Centralizes certificate management to a single source, greatly
simplifying administrative duties.
Reduces Cost
Eliminates the need to buy and install SSL-capable server software
on every server within the network.
Selective Content Encryption & Encrypted Cookies
Provides the industry’s most granular control to holistically,
partially, or conditionally encrypt data without coding changes
into applications.
Advanced Routing Modules
BGP, RIP, and OSPF Modules enable BIG-IP to share routing
information with other devices for better interoperability within
the corporate network.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users
to connect to more than one ISP, improving availability.
Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 & RIPv2)
Allows network routers to adapt dynamically to changing network
connections, improving performance.
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Distributes routing information between routers and chooses the leastcost path as the best path, saving money and improving performance.
Fast Cache Module
BIG-IP’s Fast Cache Module improves application and server
performance by offloading repetitive requests for content from
the backend infrastructure – while intelligently targeting its
performance on a per-application basis. The Fast Cache Module
provides superior flexibility and control to ensure that organizations
achieve greater offload and faster service to their customer base.
Message Security Module (Available January 2007)
The BIG-IP Message Security Module (MSM)* is the industry’s first
reputation-based network edge security module. Leveraging
reputation data from Secure Computing’s TrustedSource™ multiidentity reputation engine, MSM extends protection for enterprise
message applications to the edge of the corporate network
– providing businesses with a more powerful and efficient tool for
dealing with the growing volume of unwanted email.
Eliminates Up To 70% of Unwanted Email
BIG-IP MSM can eliminate up to 70 percent of unwanted email at
the edge of the network utilizing TrustedSource -- before it gets
through the firewall -- significantly increasing the scaling capacity of
existing enterprise anti-spam solutions.
Real-Time Lookup of Sender Reputation
BIG-IP MSM incorporates reputation-based message management,
which goes far beyond blocking the known ‘bad’ emails by giving
customers the ability to set up sophisticated message distribution
policies, based on sender reputation. This allows enterprises to
intelligently filter or divide messages among multiple message
scanning infrastructure tiers for a faster and more cost-effective
approach.
Reduced Costs
MSM is part of the F5 family of security solutions for Message
infrastructure -- enabling organizations to reduce their bandwidth
expenditures, use fewer server resources, reduce their business
continuity risks, and lower their overall infrastructure costs.
Runs On The Unique TMOS Architecture
Because BIG-IP MSM runs on F5’s TMOS architecture, it is easy to
install as an add-on module to existing BIG-IP version 9.x systems.
Best of all, customers can benefit from this BIG-IP capability to
reduce the load on any type of second tier anti-spam inspection,
providing more diversity for filtering and reducing the number of
devices required.
Product Modules
Product modules are F5’s software versions of our appliance
products designed to run on an existing BIG-IP. These products
are also available as stand-alone appliances.
BIG-IP Application Security Module (ASM)
Reduces Server Utilization
Organizations can reduce server load by up to 50%, reduce server
costs and speed end user performance to frequently visited pages.
The BIG-IP Application Security Module runs on the BIG-IP
application traffic management platform, providing robust
application security with BIG-IP traffic management capabilities in
a single system – without the need to buy or install more hardware.
Multi-Store Caching
Creates dedicated cache repositories to target caching on a per
application basis, delivering maximum service and speed to where
its needed most.
The ASM provides application layer protection from both targeted
and generalized application attacks. BIG-IP ensures that those
applications are always available and performing optimally.
Pre-Compressed Content
The Fast Cache Module can store and serve compressed content,
eliminating wasteful re-compression of content and associated
performance hits.
Static and Dynamic Content Caching
Allows organizations to specify content that is dynamically built
(i.e. dynamic HTML) for caching. Conditionally flushes cache
repositories to maintain content freshness.
Together, you get a complete, robust solution that reduces box
clutter, lowers maintenance and management costs, and provides
proactive application protection while ensuring exceptional
application performance.
Protection of Brand Equity
The ASM significantly reduces the risk of loss or damage to
data, intellectual property and web applications – protecting an
organization’s brand equity and reputation.
Proactive Protection Against Identity Theft
Provides the industry’s most comprehensive protection of identity
information (credit card numbers, bank accounts, etc.) by controlling
access as well as updates to identity information as part of every
HTTP request/response.
Regulatory Compliant
New regulations such as the Basel Accords, HIPPA and CA SB 1386 are
making the security of personal customer data a key imperative. The
ASM ensures compliance with these emerging regulations, making it
an absolute necessity for any company handling sensitive information.
Reduces Remediation Costs
In addition to the costs of attacks themselves companies have
extensive costs associated with responding to the attack and
repairing the damage. This response is not limited to the IT
department – it can also involve public relations, brand image,
litigation, and even regulatory costs. The Application Security
Module stops attacks before they can do any type of harm.
Plug and Protect Appliance
Once installed, the module’s proprietary, automated learning
mechanism quickly and accurately builds security policies
tailored to the unique requirements of the applications it
protects – dramatically reducing policy management and manual
configuration duties.
BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager Module
Site outages, attacks and application/infrastructure failure are a
major cause for end-user dissatisfaction that can lead to a loss of
revenue and clientele. The BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM)
Module provides high availability, maximum performance and
global management for applications running across multiple and
globally dispersed data centers.
High Availability
Distributes end user requests according to business policies, data
center and network conditions; enables transparent delivery of
applications and web services across multiple sites; and ensures
global business continuity and application availability.
Better Performance
Improves performance and client experience by directing users to
the best performing site on a global basis.
Improved Control
Increases flexibility by delivering global traffic control that can
direct users according to any business policy.
Better Management and Efficiencies
Fully leverages secondary data centers by providing a holistic view
into application and data center health from a single locale. This
reduces management overhead while increasing the efficiency,
scalability, and ROI of the global network.
Granular Traffic Classification L2 through L7
Controls rate classes based on any traffic variable; allows application
bandwidth to be shared across similar priority applications for better
resource sharing.
Rate Limiting
A valuable security function which ensures that specific types of
application traffic stay within authorized boundaries.
100% SSL
Organizations can now migrate 100% of their communications to
SSL; the SSL Acceleration Module removes all the bottlenecks for
secure, wire speed processing (concurrent users, bulk throughput,
and new transactions per second).
Consolidation
Consolidates SSL certificates directly onto BIG-IP – saving hundreds
of dollars per certificate.
IPv6 Gateway Module
With demand for IPv6 increasing, many sites are facing new
requirements to handle IPv6 traffic. Organizations need a clear and
seamless strategy for staging network migration as IPv6 traffic grows.
The IPv6 Gateway Module allows organizations to handle their IPv6
requirements without wholesale network and application upgrades.
Lower Cost
Provides complete IP transformation and load balancing capabilities
between v4 and v6 networks; directs traffic across mixed IPv6 and
IPv4 resources. Insulates organizations from costly application
changes to support IPv6.
IPv6 Support
Module supports object definition; object probing, AAAA, A6 and
DNAME; SNMP support; F5 iControl API support, and statistics.
Allows BIG-IP to support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (self-ips, virtual
servers, proxies, nodes and snats).
IPv6/IPv4 Translation
Specific applications and geographies will require IPv6, but a mass
migration will not occur rapidly. With this module, organizations
can translate traffic for consumption by either IPv4 or IPv6 end
points, allowing them to stage their migration gradually as demand
for IPv6 increases.
Advanced Client Authentication Module
Managing authentication individually across applications is costly.
Top level authentication enforcement consumes server cycles that
could be used elsewhere. The Advanced Client Authentication
Module provides top level client authentication of HTTP and other
traffic types to LDAP, Radius and TACAS directories.
Centralizes Application Authentication
Reduces management costs and decreases server and application load.
Advanced Authorization and Authentication for SSL
Checks user certificates using the Online Certificate Status Protocol
(OCSP) before granting network access.
Insulates Applications From Attacks
Stops unwanted traffic before it reaches your servers and applications.
Customizable Authentication Framework
Supports the Pluggable Access Module (PAM) for passing client
information to external devices for authentication; allows
organizations to integrate BIG-IP into any type of authentication
device that will accept PAM services.
SSL Acceleration Module
The SSL Acceleration Module offloads CPU-intensive processing from
servers and migrates SSL decryption onto a high performance device
designed to efficiently handle SSL transactions.
* Different BIG-IP hardware platforms offer and are capable of supporting varying degrees
of SSL TPS. All platforms include 100 TPS of SSL processing standard.
Centralizes Management
Centralizes certificate management to a single source, greatly
simplifying administrative duties.
Reduces Cost
Eliminates the need to buy and install SSL-capable server software
on every server within the network.
Selective Content Encryption & Encrypted Cookies
Provides the industry’s most granular control to holistically,
partially, or conditionally encrypt data without coding changes
into applications.
Advanced Routing Modules
BGP, RIP, and OSPF Modules enable BIG-IP to share routing
information with other devices for better interoperability within
the corporate network.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users
to connect to more than one ISP, improving availability.
Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 & RIPv2)
Allows network routers to adapt dynamically to changing network
connections, improving performance.
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Distributes routing information between routers and chooses the leastcost path as the best path, saving money and improving performance.
Fast Cache Module
BIG-IP’s Fast Cache Module improves application and server
performance by offloading repetitive requests for content from
the backend infrastructure – while intelligently targeting its
performance on a per-application basis. The Fast Cache Module
provides superior flexibility and control to ensure that organizations
achieve greater offload and faster service to their customer base.
Message Security Module (Available January 2007)
The BIG-IP Message Security Module (MSM) is the industry’s first
reputation-based network edge security module. Leveraging
reputation data from Secure Computing’s TrustedSource™ multiidentity reputation engine, MSM extends protection for enterprise
message applications to the edge of the corporate network
– providing businesses with a more powerful and efficient tool for
dealing with the growing volume of unwanted email.
Eliminates Up To 70% of Unwanted Email
BIG-IP MSM can eliminate up to 70 percent of unwanted email at
the edge of the network utilizing TrustedSource -- before it gets
through the firewall -- significantly increasing the scaling capacity of
existing enterprise anti-spam solutions.
Real-Time Lookup of Sender Reputation
BIG-IP MSM incorporates reputation-based message management,
which goes far beyond blocking the known ‘bad’ emails by giving
customers the ability to set up sophisticated message distribution
policies, based on sender reputation. This allows enterprises to
intelligently filter or divide messages among multiple message
scanning infrastructure tiers for a faster and more cost-effective
approach.
Reduced Costs
MSM is part of the F5 family of security solutions for Message
infrastructure -- enabling organizations to reduce their bandwidth
expenditures, use fewer server resources, reduce their business
continuity risks, and lower their overall infrastructure costs.
Runs On The Unique TMOS Architecture
Because BIG-IP MSM runs on F5’s TMOS architecture, it is easy to
install as an add-on module to existing BIG-IP version 9.x systems.
Best of all, customers can benefit from this BIG-IP capability to
reduce the load on any type of second tier anti-spam inspection,
providing more diversity for filtering and reducing the number of
devices required.
Product Modules
Product modules are F5’s software versions of our appliance
products designed to run on an existing BIG-IP. These products
are also available as stand-alone appliances.
BIG-IP Application Security Module (ASM)
Reduces Server Utilization
Organizations can reduce server load by up to 50%, reduce server
costs and speed end user performance to frequently visited pages.
The BIG-IP Application Security Module runs on the BIG-IP
application traffic management platform, providing robust
application security with BIG-IP traffic management capabilities in
a single system – without the need to buy or install more hardware.
Multi-Store Caching
Creates dedicated cache repositories to target caching on a per
application basis, delivering maximum service and speed to where
its needed most.
The ASM provides application layer protection from both targeted
and generalized application attacks. BIG-IP ensures that those
applications are always available and performing optimally.
Pre-Compressed Content
The Fast Cache Module can store and serve compressed content,
eliminating wasteful re-compression of content and associated
performance hits.
Static and Dynamic Content Caching
Allows organizations to specify content that is dynamically built
(i.e. dynamic HTML) for caching. Conditionally flushes cache
repositories to maintain content freshness.
Together, you get a complete, robust solution that reduces box
clutter, lowers maintenance and management costs, and provides
proactive application protection while ensuring exceptional
application performance.
Protection of Brand Equity
The ASM significantly reduces the risk of loss or damage to
data, intellectual property and web applications – protecting an
organization’s brand equity and reputation.
Proactive Protection Against Identity Theft
Provides the industry’s most comprehensive protection of identity
information (credit card numbers, bank accounts, etc.) by controlling
access as well as updates to identity information as part of every
HTTP request/response.
Regulatory Compliant
New regulations such as the Basel Accords, HIPPA and CA SB 1386 are
making the security of personal customer data a key imperative. The
ASM ensures compliance with these emerging regulations, making it
an absolute necessity for any company handling sensitive information.
Reduces Remediation Costs
In addition to the costs of attacks themselves companies have
extensive costs associated with responding to the attack and
repairing the damage. This response is not limited to the IT
department – it can also involve public relations, brand image,
litigation, and even regulatory costs. The Application Security
Module stops attacks before they can do any type of harm.
Plug and Protect Appliance
Once installed, the module’s proprietary, automated learning
mechanism quickly and accurately builds security policies
tailored to the unique requirements of the applications it
protects – dramatically reducing policy management and manual
configuration duties.
BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager Module
Site outages, attacks and application/infrastructure failure are a
major cause for end-user dissatisfaction that can lead to a loss of
revenue and clientele. The BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM)
Module provides high availability, maximum performance and
global management for applications running across multiple and
globally dispersed data centers.
High Availability
Distributes end user requests according to business policies, data
center and network conditions; enables transparent delivery of
applications and web services across multiple sites; and ensures
global business continuity and application availability.
Better Performance
Improves performance and client experience by directing users to
the best performing site on a global basis.
Improved Control
Increases flexibility by delivering global traffic control that can
direct users according to any business policy.
Better Management and Efficiencies
Fully leverages secondary data centers by providing a holistic view
into application and data center health from a single locale. This
reduces management overhead while increasing the efficiency,
scalability, and ROI of the global network.
Add-On Modules
BIG-IP Link Controller Module
BIG-IP WebAccelerator Module
As organizations increase their use of the Internet to deliver
their applications, maintaining only one link to the public
network represents a single point of failure and serious network
vulnerability. The BIG-IP Link Controller Module seamlessly monitors
availability and performance of multiple WAN connections to
intelligently manage bi-directional traffic flows to a site – providing
fault tolerant, optimized Internet access.
When combined with selected BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
platforms, the BIG-IP WebAccelerator module provides additional
acceleration technologies such as Intelligent Browser Referencing
(IBR) and Dynamic Data Offload to provide an extended level of
web application acceleration as an integrated solution. The BIG-IP
WebAccelerator module is specially suited for web applications such
as Portal, CRM, ERP, Collaboration, and many others.
High Availability
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 transparently and dynamically directed across
other available links so users and external customers always stay
connected.
Accelerate Web Apps 3x – 10x
Accelerates web applications for remote and mobile users
300% and up.
Comprehensive Link Monitoring
Provides a comprehensive view into the health and throughput
of links through the gateway router, ensuring availability and
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.
Greater Server Capacity
Improves server capacity by offloading repetitive content serving
(dynamic caching).
Composite Monitors
Combines multiple monitors to quickly and accurately determine the
health and availability of a link. If a problem is detected, it can route
traffic to other available links – reducing downtime costs while
improving the client experience.
Datasheet
BIG-IP Add-On Modules
BIG-IP® Add-On Modules
Because F5 application delivery products are modular, they’re extensible
by design and can easily incorporate new functions and quickly adapt
to changing application/business challenges. The following are available
Product Modules and Feature Modules for BIG-IP application traffic
management products.
Feature Modules
Cuts Bandwidth Usage
Significantly reduces bandwidth usage by reducing the amount
of data sent (IBR and data compression).
Feature Modules are individual feature packs that can be added to a BIG-IP traffic
management platform.
Intelligent Compression Module
Available Modules
Feature Modules
Lower Costs
Reduces web application deployment and maintenance costs
by utilizing validated web application acceleration policies.
• Intelligent Compression
• L7 Rate Shaping
Validated Web Application Policies
Includes validated web application acceleration policies from
the most popular web application vendors.
Users today are continually impacted by poor web application performance caused by WAN
latency and connection bottlenecks. By dramatically reducing the volume of traffic that is
sent to the user, the Intelligent Compression Module allows you to receive a marked gain in
application performance while greatly enhancing the end user experience.
Faster Download Times
Organizations can improve their page rendering speed by up to 5 times.
• IPv6 Gateway
• Advanced Client Authentication
• SSL Acceleration
Maximum ROI and Quality of Service
Ensures traffic is directed over the best possible link and ISP,
maintaining the highest quality of service and speed for users;
maximizes ROI for connectivity by allowing organizations to
aggregate inexpensive links.
• Advanced Routing
• Fast Cache
• Message Security Module
Product Modules
Lower Bandwidth Bills
Efficiently compresses a broad variety of content types including HTTP, XML, Javascript, J2EE
applications and many others. Organizations can reduce their bandwidth bills by up to 80%.
Client Aware Compression (patent pending)
Organizations can apply compression based on BIG-IP’s unique ability to measure client
Round Trip Time and connection type such as dial-up -- conserving processing cycles while
targeting compression to only those user groups who will benefit.
Transparent To Users; Requires No End User Agent
Reduces HTTP traffic using GZIP and Deflate compression algorithms which are supported
in today’s Web browsers. Compression is completely transparent to the end user, requiring
no downloads or agents.
• BIG-IP Application Security
• BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager
Adaptive Compression
Allows organizations to control and scale back cycles devoted to compression based on
system load, ensuring optimal performance across all functions.
• BIG-IP Link Controller
• BIG-IP WebAccelerator Module
* Customers should contact F5 or their Partners to
confirm which modules are supported by their
particular F5 product.
L7 Rate Shaping Module
Contention for shared bandwidth often degrades application performance, and
organizations have little control in guaranteeing that high priority traffic is passed ahead
of non-priority traffic. BIG-IP L7 Rate Shaping Module adds fine-grained bandwidth control
to better manage application bandwidth usage and traffic spikes.
Ensures Application Performance and Availability
Ensures that business critical applications are not impacted by non-priority traffic. Delivers
optimal application performance by allocating bandwidth for higher priority applications.
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]
+81-3-5114-3200 Voice
+81-3-5114-3201 Fax
[email protected]
Reduces Device Costs
Eliminates special purpose Rate Shaping products for simplified, centralized traffic
management capabilities.
Part No. DS-MOD 1206
F5 Networks, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
© 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.
Sophisticated Bandwidth Control
Provides flexible bandwidth limits, full support for bandwidth borrowing, and traffic
queuing (stochastic fair queue, FIFO ToS priority queue).
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