F5 Networks joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

F5 Networks has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange to provide direct access to its F5 Silverline cloud-based DDoS protection suite inside Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

By joining the Cloud Exchange, F5 enables enterprise customers in each of these markets to seamlessly access “scrubbed” data in a low-latency, secure and scalable environment.

DDoS attacks are increasing in scale and complexity, and are not expected to slow down any time soon. To prevent these attacks from reaching the enterprise network, organizations need a hybrid solution for cloud-based mitigation in addition to on-premises protection

In a recent report by F5, 81% of respondents cited plans to move toward hybrid cloud environments to leverage the flexibility and potential cost savings it offers.

By working with Equinix, F5 aims to ensure that its customers have the ability to create that hybrid defense solution for a multi-cloud deployment model.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a managed service delivered via the F5 Silverline cloud-based platform. It detects and mitigates DDoS attacks in real time. Current customers using Equinix Cloud Exchange for multi-cloud deployments can now subscribe to the F5 DDoS mitigation service.

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