Profile: F5 Networks Inc (FFIV.OQ)
17 Nov 2017
F5 Networks, Inc., incorporated on February 26, 1996, is a developer and provider of software defined application services. The Company is engaged in the development, marketing and sale of application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance and availability of network applications, servers and storage systems. The Company's geographical segments include the Americas (primarily the United States); Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Japan, and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). The Company's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) based offerings include software products for local and global traffic management, network and application security, access management, Web acceleration and various network and application services. These products are available as modules that can run individually or as part of an integrated solution on the Company's purpose-built BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis-based hardware, or as software-only Virtual Editions. The Company also offers distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, application security and other application services by subscription on its cloud-based Silverline platform.
The Company's TMOS platform supports an array of application services, including local and global traffic management, network and application security, access management, Web acceleration and various other network and application services. The Company's cloud-based Silverline software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings allow customers to subscribe to online denial-of-service protection and application security services. The Company offers software services, including Local Traffic Manager (LTM), which provides load-balancing, traffic management and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest physical, virtual or cloud environment; Link Controller, which monitors the health and availability of each connection in organizations with more than one Internet service provider (ISP); Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM), a network firewall, and Application Security Manager (ASM), a Web application firewall that provides application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks.
The Company also offers Access Policy Manager (APM), which provides secure, granular and context-aware access to networks and applications; Application Acceleration Manager (AAM) that combines the application delivery features available in WAN optimization manager (WOM) and Web Accelerator; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT), which offers a set of tools that enable service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content, and Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) that offers traffic classification solutions to identify the specific applications and services. The Company also offers online DDoS protection and application security as subscription services on its cloud-based Silverline SaaS platform. Its other subscription services include WebSafe and MobileSafe software modules that inject code into traffic between a large enterprise, such as a financial institution and its online customers or clients.
The Company offers two types of hardware configurations: BIG-IP appliances, such as BIG-IP 2000 series, BIG-IP 4000 series, BIG-IP 5000 series, BIG-IP 7000 series, BIG-IP 10000 series and BIG-IP 12000 series, and chassis-based VIPRION products, such as VIPRION 4800, VIPRION 4480, VIPRION 2400 and VIPRION 2200. It also offers Traffix SDC, which is a software platform consolidating Traffix's deployed Diameter Gateway, Diameter Load Balancer and Diameter Router solutions to deliver connectivity, scalability and control to service providers migrating from legacy infrastructures to Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks.
The Company competes with Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Radware Ltd, A10 Networks, Array Networks, Inc., Barracuda Networks, Inc., Kemp Technologies, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Checkpoint Systems, Imperva, Procera, Allot, Sandvine, Oracle, Akamai Networks, Blue Coat Systems and IBM.
F5 Networks Inc
401 Elliott Ave W Ste 500
SEATTLE WA 98119-4003