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F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall
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F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall

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Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF) Services - 1 Year
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Overview:

Organizations that move application workloads to the cloud face challenges protecting enterprise data. As security attacks across traditional and cloud environments become more sophisticated, in-house security teams often struggle to stay up to date on the latest attacks and protection measures, and deliver consistent policies and compliance across environments. A lack of consistency can result in security vulnerabilities, higher expenses, and a slower response to threats and compliance issues.

F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall is a cloud-based service with 24x7x365 support from highly specialized security experts. It helps organizations protect web applications and data, and enable compliance with industry security standards, such as PCI DSS. Silverline Web Application Firewall is available as a fully managed service for comprehensive and customized app protection, or as an express self-service for rapid deployment of expertly maintained policies.

Managed Service Key Benefits

Ensure application security and compliance
Get comprehensive protection from advanced layer 7 attacks, OWASP Top Ten application security risks, and zero-day attacks—and enable compliance with key regulatory mandates.

Get 24x7x365 expert service
Receive 24x7x365 access to web application firewall (WAF) experts who build, proactively monitor, and fine-tune WAF policies against known and emerging threats.

Deploy flexibly across hybrid environments
Ensure consistent web application security, availability, and user experiences across traditional and cloud data centers.

Defend with proven security effectiveness
Leverage security efficacy with technology built on the NSS Labs–recommended F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM), based on tests that demonstrate 99.89 percent overall security effectiveness.

Drive operational and cost efficiencies
Remove the complexity of WAF management, increase the speed to deploy new policies, and decrease operational expenses.

Gain attack insights and intelligence
Access reports through the cloud-based customer portal and incorporate external intelligence for securing apps against identified threats.

Features:

Drive Efficiencies with a Comprehensive Web Application Firewall Service

The growth of cloud-hosted web applications has been accompanied by increasingly sophisticated security attacks and risks that threaten enterprise data. As a result, administrators and security teams face challenges keeping up to date on the latest attacks and protection measures. At the same time, they must meet the stringent compliance requirements for online commerce and data sharing across traditional and cloud environments.

Organizations must choose between employing specialized IT security teams in-house— resulting in higher expenses and increased time to deploy policies—or delegating the complex WAF policy management and compliance to a cloud service to drive efficiencies.

The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service delivers comprehensive, efficient layer 7 protection and compliance for enterprise data and web applications across all environments. The service also includes expert support from highly specialized security experts who remove the complexity of WAF policy management, increase the speed to deploy new policies, and free up internal IT resources and budget for other projects.

Figure 1: The Silverline Web Application Firewall service protects web applications no matter where the app is hosted—in the private cloud, the public cloud, or a physical data center.
Figure 1: The Silverline Web Application Firewall service protects web applications no matter where the app is hosted—in the private cloud, the public cloud, or a physical data center.

Receive Expert Policy Building and Monitoring

Websites are diverse, complex, and constantly changing—requiring policies with hundreds if not thousands of clear and precise rules. The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service includes the highest level of service in the industry with F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) experts who manage policy changes while balancing the strictest security controls with legitimate user access.

Unlike other WAF service vendors that provide self-service capabilities and expect the customers to handle most of the configurations and policy management, the F5 SOC experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. These experts build, monitor, and fine-tune policies to protect web applications and data from new and emerging threats.

Expert policy creation
SOC experts with the managed service are available to work with customers to rapidly deploy policies and create more advanced policies based on heuristic learning and specific application-security needs. Policies can be created to work in conjunction with existing BIG-IP ASM configurations.

Expert policy staging
The managed service SOC experts work to reduce false positives by staging and testing policies in a live environment using attack signatures, file types, URLs, and other parameters. These tests determine if changes are needed before a policy is enforced, without reducing current protection levels. Policies are redesigned and retested until they are ready for live implementation.

Hybrid Policy Management and Deployment

Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service and express self-service options provide a simplified approach to deploying policies across traditional and cloud environments. With a centralized deployment of WAF policies from the Silverline cloudbased platform, organizations can reduce IT overhead, minimize configuration errors, and ensure the overall effectiveness of each policy to protect web applications no matter where they reside in the network.

Defend with Proven Security Effectiveness

Silverline Web Application Firewall managed and express services are built on BIG-IP ASM, which is recognized as the most scalable WAF on the market. NSS Labs recommends BIG-IP ASM based on tests that demonstrate 99.89 percent overall security effectiveness with minimal false positives (0.124 percent) as compared with competitors.

Comprehensive Attack Protection

The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service provides comprehensive geolocation attack protection from layer 7 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), SQL injection, OWASP Top Ten application security risks, cross-site scripting (XSS), and zero-day web application attacks. It prevents execution of fraudulent transactions, stops in-browser session hijacking, and secures AJAX applications and JSON payloads. The service also delivers proactive bot defense capabilities that provide always-on protection—preventing automated layer 7 DoS attacks, web scraping, and brute force attacks. The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service provides live updates for attack signatures to ensure up-to-date protection, geolocation-based blocking, and an integrated XML firewall.

Built-In Compliance and Reporting Capabilities

Advanced, built-in security protection and remote auditing help organizations comply with industry security standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), HIPAA, Basel II, and SOX—cost effectively and without multiple appliances, application changes, or rewrites. The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed and express service options report previously unknown threats, such as SQL injection and XSS attacks, and mitigate web application threats to shield the organization from data breaches.

Gain Attack Insights and Intelligence

The Silverline Web Application Firewall service includes access to the Silverline customer web portal—enabling administrators to securely communicate with managed service SOC experts and view centralized threat-monitoring reports. The customer portal provides managed service and express service administrators with immediate attack details and enhanced visibility into the mitigation techniques used to detect and prevent the application attack. Details include source geo-IP mapping, blocked vs. alerted attacks, blocked traffic, blocked attack types, alerted attack types, threats, bandwidth used, hits/sec, and the type of traffic and visits (bots v. humans).

Figure 2: The Silverline customer web portal provides immediate attack details and analysis.
Figure 2: The Silverline customer web portal provides immediate attack details and analysis.

Integration for agility and adaptability
The ability to respond to frequent changes in attack methods is a key component of web application security. By integrating with third-party products, the Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service provides a dynamic and adaptable security solution. Data can be uploaded from WhiteHat Sentinel, IBM Rational AppScan, HP WebInspect, and QualysGuard Web Application Scanning products. These products offer vulnerability assessment, auditing, and real-time database reporting to provide security breach reviews, attack prevention, and compliance.

However, vulnerability management can drain your security team productivity. Scans take too long, vulnerabilities detected are difficult to prioritize, and new threat signatures are often not updated. This won’t be an issue when you gain continuous visibility with Silverline expertise. The managed service SOC experts enable VA/DAST app management by scanning your apps, identifying vulnerabilities, and configuring policies for patching that blocks web app attacks. Your apps are protected by SOC experts who review the scans to implement the best protection profile. You’ll receive notification of changes, reporting, and analytics.

App Protection:

Comprehensive Managed Service App Protection

The Silverline Web Application Firewall managed service protects applications from OWASP Top Ten and zero-day threats.

Managed service attack protections include:

  • OWASP Top Ten attacks
  • Layer 7 DoS and DDoS
  • Brute force
  • Parameter and HPP tampering
  • Sensitive information leakage
  • Buffer overflows
  • Cookie manipulation
  • Various encoding attacks
  • Forceful browsing
  • Hidden fields manipulation
  • Request smuggling
  • XML bombs/DoS
  • Web scraping
  • Reverse engineering
  • Application tampering
  • Zero-day web application attacks
  • AJAX/JSON web threats

Security Operations Center managed services include:

  • Expert policy setup
  • Policy fine-tuning
  • Policy staging
  • Proactive alert monitoring
  • False positives tuning
  • Detection tuning
  • Whitelist/Blacklist configuration

Additional managed security features:

  • RFC compliance
  • Bot protection
  • Vulnerability scan import from third-party DAST providers
  • Web scraping prevention
  • Geolocation-based blocking

Streamlined Self-Service App Protection

In addition to a managed service, Silverline Web Application Firewall is available in an express self-service WAF for streamlined app protection. With a few key configuration steps in the Silverline Customer Portal, you can engage expertly maintained policies for rapid deployment, monitoring, and app attack mitigation anywhere.

Express self-service capabilities provide IT professionals with:

  • OWASP attack protections (e.g., XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, encoding)
  • Automated bot protection
  • Application and parameter/HPP tampering protection
  • Expertly maintained app attack policies
  • IP whitelisting/blacklisting
  • SSL offload, certificates/keys, and stats
  • Violation summaries and web traffic stats
  • PCI-DSS and RFC compliance
  • Self-service, portal-based policy deployment
  • 24x7 email and phone portal support
  • Per fully qualified domain name (FQDN) policies— one WAF policy for each FQDN
  • 5 FQDNs and 50 Mbps bandwidth initially—scale on demand for greater coverage
  • Load balancing apps
  • Provisioning via the customer portal

Express service key benefits:

  • Deploy rapidly across cloud and on-premises environments
  • Ensure app security anywhere
  • Defend attacks with robust effectiveness
  • Gain attack insights and intelligence
  • Drive efficiencies and reduce complexity

Easily configure domains, choose application stacks, and load SSL certificates for rapid app protection with the Silverline Web Application Firewall express service option.
Easily configure domains, choose application stacks, and load SSL certificates for rapid app protection with the Silverline Web Application Firewall express service option.

Silverline Cloud-Based Platform:

Silverline is F5’s cloud-based application services platform. Its services can be deployed on-demand to achieve seamless scalability, security, and performance for applications in traditional and cloud environments. By combining F5 on-premises application services with Silverline cloud-based services, organizations can achieve faster response times, unparalleled visibility and reporting, and cost efficiencies.

Flexible Licensing

Silverline Web Application Firewall
Silverline Web Application Firewall—managed and express services
Available in 1-year and 3-year subscriptions, F5 offers Silverline Web Application Firewall based on the number of FQDNs protected and monthly bandwidth required.

Add-On Threat Intelligence Services

F5 offers Silverline Threat Intelligence for additional detection and blocking of IPs known to support malicious traffic. This service reduces unwanted attack communications on your network and helps you avoid further mitigation requirements. Emerging threats are continuously captured and published, while IP addresses that are no longer malicious are removed from the threat data. Silverline Threat Intelligence enhances Silverline® DDoS Protection (in proxy mode) or Silverline Web Application Firewall services while allowing access to legitimate IP addresses.

F5 Security Operations Center

The F5 Security Operations Center offers world-class support and guidance to help you get the most from your F5 Silverline investment. Whether it’s providing fast answers to questions, guidance on your security questions, or assisting with modifications to your implementation, the F5 SOC can help ensure your applications are always secure, fast, and reliable.

Documentation:

Download the F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF) Services - 1 Year
F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall Express Service (5 Fully Qualified Domain Names, 50 Mbps, 1-Year Subscription)
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F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall Managed Service (5 Fully Qualified Domain Names, 50 Mbps, 1-Year Subscription)
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Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF) Services - 3 Years
F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall Express Service (5 Fully Qualified Domain Names, 50 Mbps, 3-Year Subscription)
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F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall Managed Service (5 Fully Qualified Domain Names, 50 Mbps, 3-Year Subscription)
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Silverline Additional Domain Names for Web Application Firewall Service - 1 Year
F5 Silverline Additional 5 Fully Qualified Domain Names for 1-Year Web Application Firewall Service (Managed or Express Premium)
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F5 Silverline Additional 50 Fully Qualified Domain Names for 1-Year Web Application Firewall Service (Managed or Express Premium)
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Silverline Additional Domain Names for Web Application Firewall Service - 3 Years
F5 Silverline Additional 5 Fully Qualified Domain Names for 3-Year Web Application Firewall Service (Managed or Express Premium)
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