F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (BYOL)

F5, Inc.

F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (BYOL)

F5, Inc.

The BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is F5's application delivery services platform for the Azure cloud

Try the BIG-IP Virtual Edition out with a free full-feature 30-day trial license at here.

The BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is the industry’s most trusted and comprehensive app delivery and security solution. Providing everything from intelligent traffic management and visibility, to app security, access, and optimization, BIG-IP VE ensures your apps are fast, available, and secure wherever they are deployed.

Depending on your BIG-IP VE license, you may deploy some or all of the following services:

  • BIG-IP LTM - Optimize app availability and user experience with intelligent L4-L7 load balancing, SSL/TLS offloading and visibility, and programmatic traffic manipulation with F5 iRules.
  • BIG-IP DNS - Direct globally distributed users to the closest or best performing app servers with global server load balancing and high-performance DNS services.
  • BIG-IP AFM - Mitigate resource and network crippling attacks with multi-layered DDoS protection and network security.
  • BIG-IP APM - Provide secure, anytime, anywhere access with application authentication (SAML, OAuth & OIDC), authorization and end-point inspection, as well as SSL VPN, Single-Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
  • BIG- IP ASM - WAF protection for applications, securing against a breadth of application layer threats, including L7 DoS, bot attacks, and all OWASP top 10 attack types. Provides regulatory compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FIPS 140-2 and more.
  • F5 Advanced WAF – Additional WAF protection, providing the full suite of BIG-IP ASM capabilities as well as bot mitigation for mobile apps, API protection, credential theft/abuse protection and behavioral analytics to block automated threats.

Combining BIG-IP VE with F5 Container Ingress Services (free & open-source) delivers advanced application services to container environments including Kubernetes.

F5 has made it faster and easier to deploy and configure BIG-IP VE via the following mechanisms that can be integrated with all common automation and CI/CD tools:

Select a BIG-IP VE image with 2 boot locations if you expect to upgrade to later versions of BIG-IP VE in the future. If you intend to create a new instance when a new version of BIG-IP VE is released (pave and nuke approach), choose an image with 1 boot location.

This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) BIG-IP VE, and can operate using perpetual, subscription or Enterprise Licensing Agreement (ELA) licenses.

To ensure the highest level of protection for your systems and data, we strongly recommend that you update to the latest released build in each version.

List of latest released versions can be found here.

Annual support contracts may be purchased separately for BYOL offerings from F5 Technical Support Services. Support details can be found at the links below.