F5 BIG-IP: Web Firewall and Gateway and SafeNet Authentication
SafeNet Authentication Service and F5’s BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) combine to provide secure access for authorized users to enterprise resources. BIG-IP APM is a flexible, high-performance access and security solution that consolidates remote, mobile, LAN, cloud, and web access within a single management interface and policy creation environment. SafeNet’s wide range of authentication methods and form factors integrates with APM to address threat vectors with unified, centrally managed policies. Additionally, SafeNet is the only authentication vendor that lets organizations manage all of their endpoints from one authentication back end, delivered in the cloud or on-premises.
While APM protects applications by centralizing access and controlling who may or may not access the network, cloud, web, and applications, SafeNet adds an additional layer of access security with pre-integrated two-factor authentication, overcoming the weaknesses of simple passwords.
Resources and Additional Information
F5 BIG-IP APM and SafeNet Authentication solution brief.
Integration Guide - Using SAS as an IDP of F5 BIG-IP APM via SAML
Integration Guide - Using SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM) as an IDP of F5 BIG-IP APM via SAML
Integration Guide - RADIUS Authentication on F5 BIG-IP APM for SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS)
Integration Guide - RADIUS Authentication on F5 BIG-IP APM for SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM)
F5 BIG-IP: Web Firewall and Gateway and SafeNet Enterprise HSM
SafeNet Enterprise HSMs, formerly Luna HSMs, integrate with BIG-IP’s Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Access Policy Manager (APM) to secure the network over which BIG-IP delivers applications. SafeNet Enterprise HSM stores the certificates and encryption keys at the heart of BIG-IP’s SSL transactions. LTM and APM intelligently deliver applications from best-performing data centers to authorized users in an effort to optimize network resources according to pre-defined business policies. SafeNet ensures that the network activity managed by BIG-IP occurs in tunnels secured by robust encryption and server authentication. The SafeNet Enterprise HSM integrates with F5 BIG-IP to provide users with a powerful web firewall and gateway solution.
Resources and Additional Information:
BIG-IP and SafeNet Enterprise HSM Solution Brief
BIG-IP and SafeNet Enterprise HSM Integration Guide
F5 The Expectation of SSL Everywhere White Paper