Communication Service Providers (CSPs) have to ensure that customers can call successfully and can use their smartphone apps with reliable connectivity. Service providers should therefore be able to guarantee superior quality of the network without additional complexity and cost. Meanwhile, service providers struggle with explosive data growth while competition and pressure from industry require them to upgrade to 4G LTE. This transition is changing the landscape of threat and security dramatically.
The security landscape for Service Providers is drastically changing. This is because the transition to 4G LTE service makes the delivery architecture flatter, more open, and IP-based. Thereby service providers are increasingly facing more complex, versatile, mixed and major attacks on subscribers and their services infrastructure. Service providers have to prevent malicious behavior, such as DoS attacks, botnets, identity theft and compromised systems attacking the network.
The traditional network firewalls neither offer the scalability, flexibility and intelligence, nor are they easy to manage. Threats are not only coming from the Internet; DDoS attacks from botnets, malware, and other sources are now coming from mobile devices. Because the threats now are bi-directional, the security solutions must also be able to provide bi-directional protection to the network infrastructure.
F5 Networkds provides a suite of dynamic, multi-layered security solutions that service providers can implement to protect the entire infrastructure with intelligence and flexibility under the most demanding conditions. Unlike competing products that only solve a small number of security vulnerabilities, F5 Networks security solutions rely on a unified platform and unrivaled capabilities that can address threats during the CSP infrastructure. As a result, these solutions help service providers to optimize and secure their network.
F5 platforms are certified firewall solutions that simplify network architecture to provide more flexibility for rapid response to new threats, and deliver carrier-grade performance and reliability. This universal platforms are implemented in the F5 Networks solutions that are intended to achieve different functions in core infrastructure of CSP's:
Illustration: F5 Networks Security Solution for Service Providers
F5 Networks' solution is not a single product to provide this security architecture. Instead, the solution is provided by the combination of intelligent and scalable components inside the F5 Networks security portfolio: a unified platform with the following software components: F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM), BIG-IP application Security Manager (ASM) BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and the F5 Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC).
F5 Networks security solutions provide several advantages for CSPs:
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Infradata is proud to be a F5 Networks Silver Solutions Partner. Because of this partnership Infradata is able to give you the best service and conditions on F5 Networks products. By investing in personnel with years of experience and a great amount of expertise in integrating Application Delivery Control, Infradata is able to offer you the best conditions to create a highly efficient solution for your network.
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