Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application
Delivery Networking, today announced dynamic services to help
organizations intelligently respond to DNS queries and application
requests, consolidate infrastructure, and provide end-to-end protection
for their essential DNS systems. With F5, customers can reduce internal
and in-network response latency by up to 80 percent, seamlessly scale
their systems up to 10x as demand grows, and provide advanced DNS
security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
solutions are ideally positioned to intelligently manage and distribute
DNS and application requests based on business policies, access demands,
and network conditions--yielding an optimized and reliable experience for
users as well as IT personnel. With today's announcement, F5 is
introducing new capabilities--including DNS caching and resolving, DNSSEC
validation, monitoring, and other performance enhancements--building on
previously announced solutions for Communications
Service Providers and DNSSEC
"As applications and DNS infrastructures have become more complex to
address security and performance concerns, organizations are finding it
impossible to scale and efficiently manage their systems," said Jason
Needham, VP, Core and Traffic Management, F5 Networks. "With F5,
customers enjoy a complete global DNS and application delivery solution
with the intelligence to enhance the security, performance, and
availability of their essential DNS services."
With the growing complexity of online applications, the volume of total
DNS queries has reportedly doubled in the last five years, and a modern
website may require more than 100 DNS name resolutions in order to
render the full page. This increase in requests has led to slower page
load times and generally hindered application availability for users.
IT teams have typically sought to address DNS performance and scaling
concerns by simply adding more DNS servers, outsourcing DNS functions,
or deploying a variety of point products in their internal
infrastructures designed to optimize performance. However, all of these
approaches have proven to be costly and inefficient.
F5's dynamic DNS services enable customers to:
Easily Optimize, Scale, and Control DNS Infrastructures
Global Traffic Manager product seamlessly scales DNS
capabilities up to 10x as an authoritative DNS server, dramatically
increasing query response rates for maximum uptime. Additionally, F5's
powerful DNS iRules®
technology provides organizations with customizable control over how
specific DNS requests are handled--giving customers the ability to focus
on their most critical needs.
Provide End-to-End Protection for Crucial DNS Systems
Only F5 solutions provide comprehensive protection for DNS and
applications with built in safeguards to handle extremely high volumes
of DNS requests--up to 10x more than without F5--and shield systems from
threats like DDoS
attacks. Customers enjoy the full DNSSEC solution, including both
real-time DNSSEC signing for authoritative server responses and high
performance DNSSEC client validation for end-to-end protection.
Deliver an Enhanced, Reliable User Experience
F5 enables faster web browsing by reducing the effects of latency up to
80 percent with DNS caching and resolving functions--helping internal and
in-network visitors quickly find what they're looking for and resulting
in a more seamless experience for both users and administrators.
With the added efficiency F5 solutions provide, IT teams can
significantly reduce the number of DNS servers required to support their
systems, consolidating deployments and cutting costs. And because F5's
DNS services are easily deployed with BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager,
they can be combined with other BIG-IP products to further enhance the
security and performance of applications.
"A high-performance DNSSEC validation solution is going to be extremely
important as more and more sites deploy DNSSEC," said Cricket Liu, VP of
Architecture at Infoblox.
"These enhanced DNS capabilities provide strong complements to F5's
BIG-IP offerings, and make the company's technology even more attractive
to our customers," said James Hagen, Lead Security Architect at RKON
Technologies. "With F5, enterprises can easily deploy and manage DNS
and application delivery services in concert--in corporate data centers
or the cloud--and maximize the value of their IT investments without
sacrificing security or performance."
"DNS services are a primary reason we went with F5 for our
infrastructure," said Oktay Yavuz Bora, Senior Network Engineer at Turk
Telekom. "With BIG-IP products, we were able to deploy leading
functionality with an exceptional reduction in latency from the new DNS
caching and resolving capabilities."
F5's DNS services and the company's other technologies described in this
announcement are available now with BIG-IP version 11.2 software.
About F5 Networks
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking
(ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service providers
realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand
IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to
provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application
delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and
accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and
smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to
apply business policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT
infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the
agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy
scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and
services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online
companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and
drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
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