Hardware and virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) from F5 Networks help ensure users can connect to applications from anywhere in the world, regardless of device, cloud, or enterprise architecture.
Applications running across networks encounter a wide range of performance, security, and availability challenges that can cost organizations an enormous amount in lost productivity, sales, and damage to reputations. F5 addresses these challenges with an intelligent services framework that delivers a set of extensible and programmable application delivery services on the F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controller* (ADC) platform. The intelligent services framework is a new, more sophisticated model that replaces simple load balancers or ADCs. By providing discreet services throughout the Application Delivery Network—including mobile optimization and application access management, comprehensive DNS delivery, and L3-L7 application delivery firewall—all on one unified platform, an F5 ADC manages users from any location and on any device, applies application and security policies to all requests in both directions, and connects users to applications regardless of where the applications live.