F5 Networks

Streamline Application Delivery for an Agile Infrastructure

A unified and flexible architecture enables you simplify management, reduce costs, and deliver faster and better service to your customers and employees.

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) increases your operational efficiency and ensures peak network performance by providing a flexible, high-performance application delivery system. With its application-centric perspective, BIG-IP LTM optimizes your network infrastructure to deliver availability, security, and performance for critical business applications.

Accelerate the pace of business

BIG-IP LTM includes F5 iApps, a powerful set of features that enable you to manage application services rather than individual devices and objects. iApps gives you greater visibility and control over application delivery—and helps you deploy in hours rather than weeks. This application-centric approach aligns the network with your applications and adapts application delivery to business needs. BIG-IP LTM also gives you unprecedented control and flexibility with F5 iRules, a scripting language that enables you to intercept, inspect, transform, and direct application traffic. Using iRules, you can adapt to any application delivery challenge seamlessly across the data center, virtual infrastructure, and the cloud.

Protect your critical applications

As the web evolves, expectations around security change. SSL is becoming the norm for any application that stores user information. BIG-IP LTM delivers industry-leading SSL performance so you can cost-effectively protect the entire user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server. BIG-IP LTM also protects against potentially crippling DDoS attacks. If you need to add firewall protection, application security, and access control, you can add optional modules to further secure your infrastructure—all with centralized visibility and control.

Deliver performance and scale

Faster application performance increases employee productivity, boosts business operations, and drives customer revenue. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on application and server conditions, extensive connection management, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves page load times and the user experience. Optional add-on modules offer further performance gains. And with F5 ScaleN technology that delivers on-demand scaling capabilities, BIG-IP LTM helps you adapt to shifting performance and application needs.

Reduce downtime

With damages calculated in terms of lost revenue and reputation, keeping applications consistently available is vital to your organization’s health. BIG-IP LTM protects applications by removing single points of failure, giving you fine-grained bandwidth control and optimizing your most important applications. And since BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers in a group, it ensures that all sites are not just always on, but are more scalable and easier to manage than ever.

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