F5 Advanced Firewall Manager Primary Use Case

Oluwatosin Omojola
Systems Engineer at Datasure Solutions
I use F5 AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager) for several solutions including firewall, load balancing, and security. View full review »
reviewer1306038
Contracted IP Development Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution to protect and to divide cells. We are not using AFM as a standalone product. We are using AFM with the LTM module, as a module. The main purpose of F5 is to use it as an ADC application to deal with the console. View full review »
reviewer1189323
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We use three main features. The first one is access control. Access control would mainly use the IP geolocation feature. This feature in AFM lets you limit access to some countries and allow other countries. Some countries can access your service while others cannot access it. This is one feature which is called IP geolocation. The second feature we use is called IP intelligence. It's another feature of F5. It's like a straight feed for all blacklisted IP addresses in the world. They make categories for the blacklisted IP addresses, such as blacklists to a channel, blacklisted proxies, blacklisted malicious malware, and blacklisted spammers. If anyone of these IPs is trying to hurt your service, we are able to just block it with the AFM firewall, which is a separate license in essence. We utilize this license as well. Finally, we have a DDoS safety feature. AFM provides protection for the network from a DDoS attack. We use this feature at times too. These are the only three features we utilize: IP geolocation, IP intelligence, and DDoS. View full review »
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Frwllmgr677
Computer & Network Security Professional at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I am using this solution to protect my web services. View full review »
Diego Gullo
IT Service Delivery Manager at Consys.it
We use the on-prem model of this solution. Our primary use case is to protect our software with a firewall. View full review »
reviewer1434246
Technology Consultant / Cloud Security Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are using this solution for protection and blocking IPs for our customers. View full review »
reviewer1003632
Founder / Senior Security Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The solution is primarily used as a web application firewall. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about F5 Advanced Firewall Manager. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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