F5 has launched a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform aimed at simplifying the firm’s branching security solutions.
Over the past few years, F5 has expanded its services with software and cloud services designed to tackle the disparity between the enterprise push toward digital transformation and an existing reliance on legacy systems.
According to an F5 survey, 88% of organizations say they operate both legacy and modern architectures today.
When these systems, as well as Internet of Things (IoT), edge devices, cloud, remote collaborative tools, and mobile all, have to be considered by IT teams when considering potential attack vectors, managing such complexity and risk can be a challenge.
On Tuesday, the application security company said the portfolio expansion, called F5 Distributed Cloud Services, will “provide security, multi-cloud networking, and edge-based computing solutions.”
F5 Distributed Cloud is a merger of technologies obtained by F5 from Volterra and Shape security. Functionality includes multi-cloud networking (MCN) functionality, cloud load balancing, cloud-native computing capabilities for edge computing use cases, and a Kubernetes Gateway.
The service will also include a new offering launched today, called the F5 Distributed Cloud WAAP (Web Application and API