The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture. F5's powerful platforms, advanced modules and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.
GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGER
Global Traffic Manager integrates and utilizes Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from third party vendors for implementation, centralized management, and security handling of DNSSEC keys delivering lower OpEx consolidation, and FIPS compliance. In addition, CPU-intensive DNSSEC validation computations are offloaded to Global Traffic Manager to ensure rapid responses.
Manages query responses with unmatched scalability, authoritative DNS, and IP Anycast integration handling legitimate and DDoS spikes in query volumes.
Complete DNS Security
Delivers and real-time, signed query response and DNS firewall services for attach protection and enables mitigation of complex
threats by blocking access to malicious domains.
Scale Global Apps
Intelligently routes global app traffic to keep pace with changing network and user volumes that can overwhelm data centers
during peak traffic times.
LOCAL TRAFFIC MANAGER
Local Traffic Manager increases your operational efficiency and ensures peak network performance by providing a flexible, high-performance application delivery system. With its application-centric perspective, BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager optimizes your network infrastructure to deliver availability, security, and performance for critical business applications.
A Foundation for Security
Local Traffic Manager delivers industry-leading SSL performance so you can cost-effectively protect the entire user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server. Local Traffic Manager also protects against potentially crippling DDoS attacks. If you need to add firewall protection, application security, and access control, you can add optional modules to further secure your infrastructure—all with centralized visibility and control.
Acceleration for Business
Faster application performance increases employee productivity, boosts business operations, and drives customer revenue. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on application and server conditions, extensive connection management, and TCP and content offloading, Local Traffic Manager dramatically improves page load times and the user experience. Optional add-on modules offer further performance gains. And with F5 ScaleN technology that delivers on-demand scaling capabilities, Local Traffic Manager helps you adapt to shifting performance and application needs
With damages calculated in terms of lost revenue and reputation, keeping applications consistently available is vital to your
organization’s health. Local Traffic Manager protects applications by removing single points of failure, giving you fine-grained
bandwidth control and optimizing your most important applications. And since Local Traffic Manager tracks the dynamic performance
levels of servers in a group, it ensures that all sites are not just always on, but are more scalable and easier to manage than ever.
Local Traffic Manager includes F5 iApps, a powerful set of features that enable you to manage application services rather than individual devices and objects. iApps gives you greater visibility and control over application delivery—and helps you deploy in hours rather than weeks. This application-centric approach aligns the network with your applications and adapts application delivery to business needs. Local Traffic Manager also gives you unprecedented control and flexibility with F5 iRules, a scripting language that enables you to intercept, inspect, transform, and direct application traffic. Using iRules, you can adapt to any application delivery challenge seamlessly across the data center, virtual infrastructure, and the cloud.