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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 HSMs 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, supporting BIG-IP platforms including the Local Traffic Manager (LTM), the Domain Name System (DNS) – formerly Global Traffic Manager (GTM), the VIPRION Series, and the BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE).

View our recorded webcast to learn how a security architecture using application delivery controllers (ADCs) and hardware security modules (HSMs) can ensure you can optimize 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


Data Sheet : BIG-IP DNS (formerly GTM)


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