Hardware-accelerated DDoS Protection Safeguards Applications and Networks
F5 Networks this week announced what the company says it its most comprehensive on-premises DDoS protection solution available in a single product.
Leveraging hardware-accelerated DDoS protection, F5 says its new solution protects against 25 different attack vectors and covers a wide variety of threats including network, SSL, DNS, and application layer attacks.
By mitigating DDoS threats in hardware, F5 says its customers can consolidate multiple security and traffic management functions through a single platform, such as network firewall, web application firewall, anti-fraud, SSL termination, secure mobility, and access control services.
For large organizations and service providers, a fully-loaded F5 VIPRION 4800 device can handle up to 470 Gbps of SYN flood traffic while letting 160 Gbps of legitimate traffic flow through without performance degradation, according to performance metrics provided by F5.
Additionally, hardware-accelerated threat protection is now available across F5’s line of BIG-IP products, including the 5200, 7200, and 10200 series offerings, allowing companies of all sizes to deploy DDoS protection at a price point relevant to their specific business.
“DDoS attack methods have become much stealthier and are increasing in frequency, volume, and application specificity,” said John Grady, Research Manager for Security Products, IDC. “To ensure protection against these threats, organizations should consider a defense-in-depth posture for DDoS defense. One important component is the on-premises appliance, key in detecting and mitigating advanced application, SSL, and volumetric attacks.”
The new DDoS protection solution is one of several reference architectures connected to F5 Synthesis, a new architectural vision announced by the Seattle, Washington-based company this week.
“Synthesis comprises a catalog of software defined application services (SDAS) and solutions that enable customers to deliver device, network, and application services without constraints across data center, cloud, and hybrid environments,” F5 explained in a statement.
F5’s new DDoS protection offerings are available immediately.