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F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT.

F5's BIG-IP product suite optimizes networks to deliver availability, security, and performance for critical applications. F5’s SSL offload and hardware acceleration removes the burden from servers to help achieve greater server density resulting in reduced cost for software licensing. F5 accelerates the SSL connection and data with optimized SSL hardware to ensure application performance will not degrade the user experience.

The Thales nShield Connect HSM works with BIG-IP systems to provide FIPS-certified protection of SSL certificates and encryption/decryption keys. The nShield architecture includes a Remote File System (RFS) that stores and manages the encrypted key files. The BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager system is a client of the RFS, and all BIG-IP systems that are enrolled with the RFS can access the encrypted keys from this central location. The RFS helps automate the key distribution process and helps provide improved operational efficiencies, scalability, infrastructure automation, and audit simplification. nShield Connect HSMs work with all BIG-IP platforms, including VIPRION Series chassis and with BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) to provide FIPS compliance.

View our recorded webcast to learn how a security architecture using application delivery controllers (ADCs) and hardware security modules (HSMs) can ensure you can optimizes web services with traffic inspection, while safeguarding and managing the critical cryptographic keys that underpin security.

Additional Resources

Solution Brief : Thales F5 SSL


Data Sheet : nShield Connect


Data Sheet : BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager


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