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F5 Distributed Cloud Account Protection

Powerful Artificial Intelligence for Online Fraud Protection

Distributed Cloud Account Protection blocks fraud missed by existing tools, slashes friction for legitimate consumers by up to 90%, and reduces workloads for fraud teams.

How Distributed Cloud Account Protection Can Help

Detect and stop online fraud

Distributed Cloud Account Protection provides a converged solution for application security and fraud protection powered by a real-time, closed-loop engine and large-scale unified telemetry to reduce customer friction and stop fraud before it happens.


Fraud attacks and losses continue to increase. Organizations struggle to balance continuously retooled threats, pressure to reduce customer friction, surges in fraud cases to investigate, and staffing shortages.

Lack of visibility across entire fraud journey

Fraudsters quickly adapt and retool attack schemes; they also aptly exploit any vulnerability created by the lack of visibility resulting from organizational silos.

Increasing fraud losses

Despite complex anti-fraud products, fraud losses continue as sophisticated attackers deploy technically advanced fraud methods that defeat traditional fraud detection approaches. 

Complex, inefficient operations

Layered point products, time- consuming tuning and maintenance, and high levels of false positives result in complexity, inefficiency and high operational costs for fraud teams. 

Fraud prevention vs. good customer experiences

Authentication challenges create unnecessary friction for good customers, risking transaction abandonment and loss of legitimate users and revenue.

Why Distributed Cloud Account Protection?

Less Fraud

In Fortune 500 production environments, Distributed Cloud Account Protection identifies 2x fraud than current solutions, with low false positives.

Less Friction

Identifies legitimate users and reduces MFA and other challenges—streamlining the customer experience.

Less Effort

Block fraud in real-time—no need to write rules or interpret scores, while slashing transactions flagged for review.

Platform Overview

A converged solution for application security and fraud mitigation

Powered by a closed-loop AI engine and large-scale unified telemetry built on over a billion transactions per day, Distributed Cloud Account Protection monitors transactions in real-time from across the entire user journey. Using advanced signal collection, as well as behavioral and environmental insights, the platform uniquely determines user intent, accurately detecting malicious activity and delivering high fraud detection rates. The platform’s AI engine provides a single, high-fidelity, real-time outcome while adaptive ML provides fast retraining and continuous enhanced detection.

Distributed cloud account protection diagram

Specialized features and client signals

Accurate real-time predictions of risk levels.

AI engine and secure telemetry

A single high-fidelity outcome for maximized efficiencies.

Adaptive machine learning

ML models dynamically adapt to continuously enhance fraud detection.

Key Capabilities

Detect and eliminate online fraud with a powerful AI solution powered by a real-time closed-loop engine that stops fraud before it happens.

Understanding Intent

Evaluates online transactions across a set of telemetry, environmental, and behavioral data in all aspects of the user’s journey. It can even connect context across different browsers and devices used by the same user to accurately determine user intent.

Closed-Loop AI

Feeds transaction data and enterprise fraud files into an AI engine, resulting in a single, high-fidelity, real-time outcome that delivers immediate fraud reduction and becomes even more effective as the engine consumes more data.

Fraud Prevention Outcomes as a Service

A closed-loop system that delivers fraud prevention outcomes, it maintains and tunes the solution, delivering real-time decisions and an ever-decreasing number of incidents for investigation, relieving fraud team burdens.

Distributed Cloud Account Protection Use Cases

Enable Frictionless Authentication

Win online loyalty with a streamlined customer experience.  

Stop Human-Driven Fraud

Prevent fraud in real-time without impacting the user experience.

Prevent Account Takeover

Stop ATO before it leads to fraud and lost revenue.

Ways to Deploy

Distributed Cloud Account Protection is a cloud-managed service dedicated to stopping fraud across the user journey.

Cloud-managed service

JavaScript tag collects client signals and securely communicates with API service.

Adobe Commerce

Existing Big-IP customers can insert into their iApp configuration as first party script.

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Stop Online Fraud with F5 Distributed Cloud Account Protection

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Digital Bank Detects 177% More Fraud

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Prevent Account Takeover Fraud and Keep Customer Trust

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Manage Risk with Security and Fraud Teams Collaboration

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"Distributed Cloud Account Protection helped detect 177% more fraud than the existing fraud solution."

Next Steps

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