F5 and Thales have teamed up to provide a secure and scalable web application delivery solution for data center and cloud environments by integrating the industry-leading F5 BIG-IP application delivery controller (ADC) and the Thales Luna hardware security module (HSM). The joint solution provides application delivery performance, security, flexibility, and compliance at scale while encrypting communications and securing digital credentials.
|F5 and Thales Secure Web Applications - Solution Brief|
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.
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.
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.