F5 supports 3G and 4G LTE networks with scalable protection for service providers' SGi and Gi interfaces

June 19, 2013

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SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced new solutions designed to simplify firewall security and management capabilities. The S/Gi firewall is offered with F5’s BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM), a full-proxy network firewall that can be deployed as a hardware- or software-based solution to deliver unparalleled scalability and performance for service providers. In addition, F5’s new BIG-IQ Security offering streamlines firewall policy management for multiple devices for enterprise and service provider deployments.

F5’s S/Gi firewall solution serves an important function within a mobile service provider’s network infrastructure. Sitting at the Gi interface of a 3G network and the SGi interface of a 4G network, F5’s new offering is situated on the perimeter between a service provider’s mobile network and the Internet. This placement is ideal to protect both subscribers and networks from targeted attacks—such as DDoS threats—from a variety of sources (Internet-to-mobile, Internet-to-infrastructure, mobile-to-mobile, etc.). Enhancing protection at the perimeter of 3G/4G networks helps safeguard a service provider’s infrastructure to preserve network availability and performance. In addition, F5’s S/Gi firewall is fully extensible and can respond to threats in real-time with F5’s programmable iRules technology.

F5 Networks Inc.

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