F5 on AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Take your business-critical applications to the AWS cloud with confidence. F5 advanced application services provide the performance, visibility, and security your apps require.

Use Cases

Deliver consistent advanced application services on premises and on the AWS cloud. With F5 on AWS, you can:

  • Protect web applications against attacks and unknown security threats, stay compliant, and enjoy a simplified deployment experience.
  • Strengthen your security posture by authenticating user access, consolidating and centralizing security, and reducing configuration complexity.
  • Secure access (SSL VPN) to AWS for employees, contractors, and partners with existing identity infrastructure.
  • Improve application uptime and resiliency while improving control and flexibility.

Mitigate Application Vulnerabilities

Protect apps against existing and emerging threats.

Manage and Secure APIs

Secure and scale across environments for improved user experiences.

Integrate Security into CI/CD Pipelines

Automate security and performance policies to keep everything running securely.

Migrate Your Applications

Lessen migration complexity with minimal lift.

Why F5 on AWS?

Whether you want to deploy F5 application services in front of individual or multiple applications, you can:

  • Implement multi-cloud service consistency across your entire application portfolio.
  • Secure AWS workloads against even the most sophisticated threats.
  • Simplify application migration to AWS.
  • Automate application delivery with highly agile container environments.
  • Get visibility and detailed analytics for your AWS apps from one central location.


ZipWhip Strengthens Security and Traffic Visibility on AWS

Learn how ZipWhip, a business text messaging platform, was able to use F5 and NGINIX in their AWS container environments to achieve rapid scale, greater traffic visibility, enhanced security, and increased performance for their customers—all while significantly reducing costs.

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Application Security

Protect strategic business outcomes, explore our security portfolio.

Your apps’ data—usernames, passwords, business development plans, intellectual property—is your business’s most valuable asset.  It’s valuable to attackers, too. Today’s fast-evolving threats often evade traditional defenses. Protect your data and your business—think app security first.

F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Protects against the most prevalent attacks on your apps, without having to update the apps themselves.

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F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Security starts with trusted access. Access Policy Manager secures, simplifies, and centralizes user access to apps, APIs, and data.

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NGINX App Protect

Combines the proven effectiveness of F5’s advanced WAF technology with NGINX agility and performance. Prevents downtime and breaches by securing your apps and APIs.

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Essential App Protect Service

F5 Essential App Protect Service is a cloud-native ADC solution that delivers consistent application security and performance at scale across cloud platforms.

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Online Fraud Prevention

Mitigate fraud without frustrating your customers.

Security has to adapt to attackers who retool to bypass countermeasures—without frustrating users. The ability to react (and provide omnichannel protection for web apps, mobile apps, and APIs) as apps and attackers adapt can dramatically slash fraud losses, provide better customer experiences, and maximize operational efficiencies and business intelligence.

Shape Enterprise Defense

Determines, in real time, if an application request is from a fraudulent source. If so, it takes an enterprise-specified action, like blocking, redirecting, or flagging the request.

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F5 Device ID+

F5 Device ID+ is a real-time, high-precision device identifier that uses advanced signal collection and proven machine learning algorithms to assign a unique identifier to each device visiting your site.

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Shape AI Fraud Engine (SAFE)

Blocks fraud missed by existing tools, slashes friction for legitimate consumers by up to 90%, and reduces workloads for fraud teams.

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Managed Security Services

Deploy security services for every app, anywhere, without upfront investments in IT infrastructure and support.

Silverline protects against a variety of attacks, including DDoS, OWASP Top 10, and malicious bots. Your apps stay available and your security team can focus on what they need to do.

Integrate CDN with F5 Silverline Managed Services

Learn how Silverline customers use Amazon CloudFront and the F5 Silverline Managed Services to provide a highly stable and secure application delivery experience.

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Silverline Shape Defense

Prevents large scale fraud and degraded user experiences by detecting bots, and fake users—as well as other attack types like scraping, carding, and more.

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Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF)

A cloud-based, managed WAF service that protects web apps and data while ensuring compliance with PCI DSS.

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Silverline DDoS Protection

Cloud-delivered DDoS protection that detects and mitigates even the largest DDoS attacks at layer 3-7, before they reach your network.

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Application Performance

Accelerate your applications and APIs to meet even the most demanding customer expectations at scale.

Poor performance impacts the customer experience. In fact, research shows 61% of consumers switched to a competitor that delivered a better experience.1 Keeping applications running fast and reliably is a minimum requirement for doing business in today’s digital world.

F5 BIG-IP Cloud Edition

Get dedicated per-app services on AWS that provide flexibility and speed while standardizing on consistent network and security policies across your application portfolio.

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F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE)

Combines the power of the BIG-IP platform with the convenience and agility of the AWS cloud. Get the same F5 app services, delivered how and where you need them.

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Combines an all-in-one load balancer, API gateway, sidecar proxy, content cache, web server, and rich application monitoring and management—all in one software package.

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NGINX Controller

A self-service, API-driven platform that integrates easily into CI/CD workflows to accelerate app deployment—whether your app has a hybrid or microservices architecture—and makes app lifecycle management easier.

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CDN Performance + Managed Security Services: scalable and flexible managed security and service performance


Solution Overview


F5 Adds Enhanced Security to AWS-Hosted Apps

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Migrate to the AWS Cloud


Migrate to the AWS Cloud

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Explore F5’s cloud-native, SaaS solutions via a hands-on guided simulator

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Alfacart Transforms Business with Shift to AWS Using F5


Alfacart Transforms Business with Shift to AWS Using F5

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BIG-IP Cloud Edition on AWS: Robust app services, speed, and analytics

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Alfacart Transforms Business with Shift to AWS Using F5


Make Amazon EKS Anywhere Highly Available and Secure

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Next Steps

Try before you buy

Explore free product trials on AWS—whether or not you already have an F5 license.

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