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F5 web application firewall achieves “recommended” status from NSS

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 21, 2014
NSS Labs lists F5’s BIG-IP Application Security Manager as “recommended” based on performance, reliability, and attack prevention.

Independent testing firm NSS Labs has recognised F5 Networks as "one of the industry's top Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendors", according to the company's media statement released yesterday.

Specifically, F5's BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) was evaluated alongside other vendors' offerings based on their security, performance and total cost of ownership. Consequently, it earned the "Recommended" status for its performance across a number of product and comparative analysis tests. This rating indicates that a product demonstrates outstanding performance and deserves serious consideration from customers.

Key findings and lab results revealed that F5's BIG-IP ASM proved effective against all evasion techniques tested and passed all stability and reliability tests. In addition, it blocked over 99 percent of WAF attacks and was rated at 36,130 connections per second.

"Enterprises increasingly rely on web applications to deliver mission-critical services to customers, and Web Application Firewalls are what keep those applications safe," said Vikram Phatak, CEO at NSS Labs. "Being recommended by NSS is not easy. F5's BIG-IP ASM 10200 earned its 'Recommended' status by demonstrating extremely high protection coupled with low false positive rates, excellent performance, and overall value."

Mark Vondemkamp, VP, Security at F5, added that such analyst recognition provides further evidence of the compelling advantages of F5 security solutions.


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