According to Hansen, “organisations are looking for security solutions that can dynamically synthesise information from a variety of sources to give infrastructures the maximum level of protection against sophisticated cyber attacks.
“At the same time, enterprises must preserve the flexibility to customise their systems and add safeguards as network and access conditions change and as new types of threats emerge. F5’s IP Intelligence service enables customers to pool disparate threat detection capabilities, block malicious IP addresses, and tailor performance to specific needs by leveraging F5’s powerful BIG-IP Application Security Manager and iRules technologies.”
Hansen said companies delivering today’s rich Internet content were exposed to a variety of attacks from rapidly changing IP addresses and other variables. “In addition, inbound and outbound botnet traffic and malware activity can penetrate security layers and consume precious resources. Typically, organisations deploy point solutions such as IP reputation services to block malicious activity and sites, but unless these solutions are integrated with an Application Delivery Controller, they are not able to offer comprehensive, dynamic protection.”