F5 Networks has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange to provide “direct, scalable and reliable” access to its F5 Silverline cloud-based DDoS protection solution inside Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
By joining the Cloud Exchange, F5 would enable enterprise customers in each of these markets to seamlessly access ‘scrubbed’ data in a “low-latency, secured and scalable environment.”
F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a managed service delivered via the F5 Silverline cloud-based platform. It would detect and mitigate DDoS attacks in real time, with industry-leading attack mitigation methods and bandwidth to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from ever reaching the enterprise network. Current customers using Equinix Cloud Exchange for multi-cloud deployments can now subscribe to the F5 DDoS mitigation service.
The F5 Silverline DDoS Protection solution is available on Equinix Cloud Exchange in Frankfurt, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Availability on Cloud Exchange would provide F5 Networks customers improved performance and scale compared to other post-mitigation delivery methods, including public Internet and L2VPN. Additionally, the Cloud Exchange provisioning portal would offer simple and streamlined configuration of the F5 Silverline DDoS Protection clean traffic delivery path.
“We are thrilled to be working with Equinix to help safeguard enterprises against the rising tide of DDoS attacks,” said Ian Jones, senior vice president of Silverline Cloud Services, F5. “To best protect enterprise applications and data, today’s CISOs need both an on-premises solution that satisfies the network operations team, while also incorporating a cloud-based component to defend against massive DDoS incidents. A hybrid solution, with Equinix Cloud Exchange at the access point and F5 Silverline DDoS Protection, is the ideal solution.”