F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. The company’s hardware, software, and virtual solutions help organizations address the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic to better support mobile workers and applications in the data center, the network, and the cloud. F5’s extensible architecture provides application optimization, protection for applications and the network, and enhanced application reliability.

The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and secure their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide.

Why is F5 different?

F5 is the only vendor that provides an open architectural framework, offering IT organizations new ways to deliver services that generate true business value. This unique framework includes:


The universal, shared product platform that adds intelligence and complete control to application delivery.

F5 iRules™

The event-driving scripting language that customizes how application traffic is intercepted, inspected, transformed, and directed.

F5 iControl®

The open API that helps automate communications and eliminates the need for costly manual intervention.

F5 Data Management Operating System

The core of F5’s scalable and intelligent file virtualization solutions that simplifies and automates data delivery.

DevCentral Membership

Only F5 has DevCentral, a business-driven social networking site where a community of more than 115,000 users share innovations in creating scalable, dynamic networks.



Achieve a Hybrid Data Center. Virtualization is critical realizing the promise of software-defined networking. With F5 virtual editions (VEs), you can achieve the scale, consolidation and business agility today’s app-centric infrastructures demand.


Application Delivery Control, On Demand. The F5 BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION platform is a single ADC with modular performance blades you can add or remove with no disruption to your applications and user experience. Add more power as needs arise and gain the scalability required for a sustainable business growth strategy.

BIG-IP Hardware 

Our groundbreaking TMOS architecture at the heart of all BIG-IP platforms isolates clients from the server-side flows to increase application performance and allow custom payload inspection and transformation capabilities with iRules.


The VIPRION hardware platform is a single device with modular performance blades you can add or remove with no disruption to your applications and services. Quickly scale and adapt as your organization’s needs change—simply add more power to your existing infrastructure instead of adding more devices.

More Power, On Demand

All BIG-IP solutions include either BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) or BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), providing powerful core functionalities for your application services. To build on those capabilities, F5 offers a range of feature modules users can activate on demand. BIG-IP software modules offer advanced security, performance and availability features allowing customization of BIG-IP to your unique data environment.

Global Traffic Manager

GTM directs users to the nearest data center that will provide the best application experience. Using high-performance DNS services, GTM secures your DNS infrastructure from attacks.

Local Traffic Manager

LTM provides intelligent traffic management, ensuring peak application performance and increasing operational efficiency.

Advanced BIG-IP Feature Modules

Advanced Firewall Manager

AFM inspects traffic that is both entering and leaving your datacenter, ensuring protection of sensitive data such as social security numbers and credit card information.

Access Policy Manager

APM provides valuable insight and policy-based control over who is on the network and what applications they are using.

Application Security Manager

ASM offers an agile, certified web application firewall to protect and optimize all of your applications with advanced application and location visibility and protection.

Application Acceleration Manager

AAM speeds up application delivery, controls the growth of bandwidth needs, particularly for video, and off loads additional processor-intensive tasks from the server.

Secure Web Gateway Services

Paired with F5 Access Policy Manager, our Secure Web Gateway Services give you insight and tools to take action and ensure your network is safe from malicious threats.


The only web fraud solution to provide clientless protection, WebSafe leverages advanced encryption capabilities, malware detection and session behavioral analysis.

Link Controller

Link Controller enables management of multiple ISP connections to ensure link resiliency and control costs.


MobileSafe helps secure financial and e-commerce mobile applications against fraudulent transactions by detecting and disabling malware, rooted devices, SMS and form grabbers.

Enterprise Manager

Enterprise Manager supports all TMOS-enabled devices, so you can take advantage of a single interface for key device administration functions, including centralized analytics, performance monitoring, and BIG-IP iHealth integration.

IP Intelligence Services

IP Intelligence Services increases data center efficiency by blocking malicious activity at the earliest point.

Modules For Service Providers

Signaling Delivery Controller

F5’s Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) enables you to meet subscribers’ exploding demand for data while maintaining top network performance.

Policy Enforcement Manager

PEM makes it easy for providers to understand subscriber behavior, create tailored service plans, regulate network usage, and ultimately improve service quality.

Carrier-Grade NAT

CGNAT offers a broad set of tools that enables service providers to successfully migrate to iPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing iPv4 devices and content.