Intelligent Network Automation for F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Services

F5 BIG-IP Application Services and VIPRION Platform

F5 BIG-IP application services provide the availability, performance, and security you need to meet business demands. Keep your apps up and running with BIG-IP application delivery controllers. BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP DNS handle your application traffic and secure your infrastructure. You’ll get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.

Each F5 BIG-IP VIPRION platform is a single, powerful Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with modular performance blades you can add or remove without disrupting users or applications, delivering quick and easy programmability, multi-vendor service orchestration, software-defined hardware, and line-rate performance. Accelerate private clouds and secure critical data at scale, while lowering costs and future-proofing your infrastructure.

F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management enables you to gain insight into and keep tight control of every BIG-IP application service and device in on-premises, public, and private cloud environments.

BackBox and F5 Integrated Solution

As new forms of sophisticated cybersecurity threats continually emerge to target organizations in creative ways utilizing multiple attack vectors, BackBox and F5 customers can now capitalize on unprecedented protection against today’s sophisticated attacks. BackBox and F5 integrated solution provides intelligent automation to F5 administrators including automated backup and single-click recovery process with detailed, step-by-step disaster recovery procedures. Unlike other automation solutions, BackBox intelligent automation eliminates time-consuming and ineffective manual process of creating and managing scripts.

BackBox centralized, unified management console streamlines network and security operations by eliminating the needs to use multiple device management systems from multiple vendors.

BackBox collects asset information from all F5 products reporting on inventory information including license information, certificate and maintenance expirations, device model, serial numbers and more.

BackBox also enables the ability to not only change Operating System level parameters on multiple devices with a single click, but it will also allow the modification of policies and access lists, without having the need to grant a user access to the management interface. This provides the ability to delegate administration tasks to individuals that do not require full policy access and minimizes potential human errors that might lead to misconfigurations.

With its unique performance checks, BackBox helps ensure that F5 devices are not only up and running but also make sure that they are performing as expected. Enabling platform and organizational compliance signatures, BackBox can verify that all F5 devices are configured in alignment with either an industry compliance standard or an organization’s internal compliance requirements.

With BackBox, F5 administrators can save valuable time by offloading their manual and routine tasks, enabling them to focus on utilizing F5 capabilities to optimize application and network security.

Integration Highlights

  • Automated OS upgrades and patches for devices from F5 and other vendors across your network infrastructure in a timely manner to maintain security posture

  • Automated remediation of discovered compliance conflicts or security vulnerabilities of F5 BIG-IP device configuration to comply with organization or industry/government policies or standards

  • Monitor device performance and status of F5 BIG-IP and other network and security devices to predict possible outages so that proactive actions can be taken as preventive measures

  • Automated backup of the latest configurations of F5 BIG-IP devices and devices from other vendors. The self-verification mechanism of BackBox ensures configuration backup files validity

  • Automated discovery of F5 BIG-IP devices and all other devices connected to the network for tight management of device inventory to comply with cybersecurity standards, such as CIS

  • Easily restore F5 BIG-IP device configurations with ‘single-click’ disaster recovery to minimize downtime

Supported F5 Network Products

  • FortiADC

  • FortiAnalyzer

  • FortiSandbox

  • FortiSiem

With its unique customization options, BackBox can be configured to support any device in your network.

If your specific product does not appear in the list above, please contact support and we will work with you to make sure that BackBox can support your entire infrastructure.

See for yourself how consistent and reliable your device backups and upgrades can be