Equinix Provides Direct Access to F5 Networks DDoS Protection Solution via Equinix Cloud Exchange
DDoS attacks are increasing in scale and complexity, and are not expected to slow down any time soon. To prevent these attacks from reaching the enterprise network, organizations need a hybrid solution for cloud-based mitigation in addition to on-premises protection. In fact, in a recent report by F5, The State of Application Delivery, 81 percent of respondents cited plans to move toward hybrid cloud environments to leverage the flexibility and potential cost savings it offers. By working with
Highlights / Key Facts
- F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a managed service delivered via the F5
Silverlinecloud-based platform. It detects and mitigates DDoS attacks in real time, with industry-leading attack mitigation methods and bandwidth to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from ever reaching the enterprise network. Current customers using Equinix Cloud Exchange for multi-cloud deployments can now subscribe to the F5 DDoS mitigation service.
- Equinix Cloud Exchange provides an option above other post-mitigation traffic delivery methods such as GRE tunnels, L2VPN, or cross connects, allowing for scalable, reliable, high performance private traffic delivery from F5
Silverlineto the customer during mitigation.
- The F5 Silverline DDoS Protection solution is available on Cloud Exchange in
Frankfurt, Singapore, Silicon Valleyand Washington, DC. Availability on Cloud Exchange provides F5 customers improved performance and scale compared to other post-mitigation delivery methods, including public Internet and L2VPN. Additionally, the Cloud Exchange provisioning portal offers simple and streamlined configuration of the F5 Silverline DDoS Protection clean traffic delivery path.
- Equinix Cloud Exchange customers will have access to F5 Silverline DDoS Protection managed service to defend assets from all DDoS attack threat vectors, obtain
Security Operations Center(SOC) expert advice 24x7x365, and gain attack mitigation insights with the F5 Customer Portal before, during, and after an attack. Equinixand F5 will be hosting a webinar, "How to keep your business online during a DDoS attack" today, Wednesday, May 25, from 10:00 – 11:00am PDT. For more information, click here.
Ian Jones, senior vice president of Silverline Cloud Services, F5:
"We are thrilled to be working with
Equinixto help safeguard enterprises against the rising tide of DDoS attacks. To best protect enterprise applications and data, today's CISOs need both an on-premises solution that satisfies the network operations team, while also incorporating a cloud-based component to defend against massive DDoS incidents. A hybrid solution, with Equinix Cloud Exchange at the access point and F5 Silverline DDoS Protection, is the ideal solution." Bill Long, vice president of interconnection solutions, Equinix:
"CIOs today are continually faced with network and application security concerns. With F5's unique blend of both on-premise infrastructure and cloud-based security solutions, CIOs can feel confident that their information is secure. By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange, F5 is changing the way that security services are delivered enabling a cloud solution without sacrificing security or performance."
- Learn more about F5 Silverline DDoS solutions [website]
- Protect Against Evolving DDoS Threats: The Case for Hybrid [white paper]
- Attend F5 Silverline DDoS Protection and Equinix Cloud Exchange webinar [link to webinar sign-up]
- Learn more about Equinix Cloud Exchange [website]
- Read the F5 "State of the Application Delivery" report [website]
- A Better Defense Against DDoS Attacks [blog post]
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