F5 DDoS Hybrid Defender Valuable Features

Head Solutions and Innovations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It handles the whole process with a very smart configuration. Just like other F5 components, it runs on the BIG-IP appliance platform, which is renowned for F5 and can manage, along with other F5 components, what they call BIG-IP, an analytics platform. F5 can be probably be referred to as an application security company. They have very, very extensive knowledge on the standard application patterns and behaviors of different kinds of applications and protocols to which an application communicates with. Due to this, they can mitigate very effectively against DDoS attacks. That's something that you don't just find in the industry. The extent in which the solution is very effective is due to its ability to handle not just the most current signatures for malware, but also issues around emerging signatures. The Hybrid Defender has the ability to add a very rich source of intelligence via the F5 Threat Intelligence Chip Subscription and that provides a lot of intelligence. The intelligence is aggregated by a 24/7 research center in F5. The learnings are downloaded to every client of a F5 DDoS appliance, and that gives everyone all the contextual information they need to know to in order to analyze traffic effectively. F5 doesn't just block, it provides users with contextual information to go by. Most competitor's environments will have their appliance do a hard stop. This means they weigh traffic from real customers and that affects the overall business experience. F5, on the other hand, uses contextual information to be able to specify what is malicious traffic and what is real traffic. That comes from its pool of intelligence, and from its threat intelligence team. View full review »
Information Security Presales Consultant at a security firm with 51-200 employees
The user interface was recently changed in one of the latest versions, but we find it to be very good. The change was an improvement. View full review »
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