F5 + Ixia: Resilient Defenses and Application Security Management

It is hard to defend — or block — what you cannot see. Inline network deployment of the BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) from F5 provides optimal active protection against Web Application, DDoS, SSL, and other security threats. But when you need to take an F5 ASM down for maintenance, or it is otherwise temporarily unavailable, it is important to maintain network connectivity. Ixia’s iBypass Switches sends heartbeat packets to security devices to conduct automatic health checks to ensure resilient connectivity in networks of any size.