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Last week, we looked at how to do Selective Compression on BIG-IP with a local traffic policy so this week let’s try something security related using the same procedures. You can associate a BIG-IP local traffic policy to prevent a spoof of an x-forwarded-for request. This is where bad actors might attempt to thwart security by falsifying the IP address in a header, and pass it through the BIG-IP system. Pre-reqs: We’re using BIG-IP v12 and, We already have a Virtual Server configured to manage HTTP traffic with an HTTP profile assigned to it. Let’s log into a BIG-IP The first thing we’ll need to do is create a draft policy. On the main menu select Local Traffic>Policies>Policy List and then the Create or + button. This takes us to the create policy config screen. Type a unique Policy Name like PreventSpoofOfXFF and optionally, add a description. Leave the Strategy... (more)

Lightboard Lessons: What are Bots?

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up some #basics about internet bots and botnets. Humans account for less than 50% of internet traffic and the rest is spread between the good bots and bad ones. ps Related: The Facts about Botnets The state of botnets in late 2015 and early 2016 What are bots? ... (more)

VDI Gateway Federation with BIG-IP

Today let’s look at how F5 BIGIP APM can consolidate, secure and federate all the core VDI gateways technology. For instance, if an organization decides move from one VDI technology to another or if you’re consolidating VDI technologies, BIG-IP can help. On the BIG-IP we’ve set up three VDI environments. Microsoft RDS/RDP with a broker authentication server, VMware Horizon and Citrix ZenApp. With only a corporate account, a user can authenticate to all of them as needed and access all available desktop content. In this example, we connect to the BIG-IP APM. This is the default vi... (more)

Lightboard Lessons: What is DDoS?

Over the last quarter, there were approximately 500 DDoS attacks daily around the world with some lasting as long as 300 hours. In this Lightboard Lesson I light up some #basics about DoS and DDoS attacks.   ps Related: DDoS attacks in Q2 2017 DDoS attack – Distributed Denial of Service DDoS Attacks 101: Types, targets, and motivations ... (more)

DevCentral’s Featured Member for November – Nathan Britton

Nathan Britton works as a Principal Security Consultant in the UK for a security solutions provider called NTT Security, part of the NTT Group. They work with customers to design and implement security solutions and his team specializes in application delivery and security in particular. His specific role is focused on solution design and technical governance. Nathan is a BIG-IP ASM SME, a DevCentral MVP and our Featured Member for November! DevCentral: You are a very active contributor in the DevCentral community. What keeps you involved? Nathan: Hands down it’s the best communi... (more)