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F5 Networks

F5 provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. The range of identity and data protection solutions from Thales secures the front-end and back-end of F5 BIG-IP deployments with industry-leading solutions available on-premises or in the cloud.

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F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) and Thales Authentication

Thales Authentication Service and F5’s BIG-IP Access Manager combine to provide secure access for authorized users to enterprise resources. BIG-IP Access Manager is a flexible, high-performance access and security solution that consolidates remote, mobile, LAN, cloud, and web access within a single management interface and policy creation environment. Thales wide range of authentication methods and form factors integrates with BIG-IP Access Manager to address threat vectors with unified, centrally managed policies. Additionally, Thales is the only authentication vendor that lets organizations manage all of their endpoints from one authentication back end, delivered in the cloud or on-premises.

While BIG-IP Access Manager protects  applications by centralizing access and controlling who may or may not access the network, cloud, web, and applications, Thales adds an additional layer of access security with pre-integrated two-factor authentication, overcoming the weaknesses of simple passwords.

Resources and Additional Information

Thales Authentication Service (SAS) is now Thales Trusted Access (STA).  For STA SAML integrations, please refer to STA Application Catalog.  For STA RADIUS integrations, please refer to STA RADIUS Integration guides page on Thales Customer Portal.

F5 BIG-IP APM and Thales SafeNet Authentication Solution Brief

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Thales HSMs

Thales Luna HSM and Thales Luna Cloud HSM service integrate with BIG-IP’s Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to secure the network over which BIG-IP delivers applications. Thales Enterprise HSM stores the certificates and encryption keys at the heart of BIG-IP’s SSL transactions. LTM intelligently delivers applications from best-performing data centers to authorized users in an effort to optimize network resources according to pre-defined business policies. Thales ensures that the network activity managed by BIG-IP occurs in tunnels secured by robust encryption and server authentication. 

Resources and Additional Information

BIG-IP and Thales Luna HSM Solution Brief

BIG-IP LTM with Thales Luna HSM and Thales Luna Cloud HSM service Integration Guide