F5® Networks BIG-IP® APM®/LTM® Integration

F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager (APM®)

The F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager (APM®) provides centralized, secure access to data resources across the network and cloud through a simplified user experience, with unified control over policies to manage dozens to millions of users, both local and remote.

BIG-IP® APM® offers seamless integration with most enterprise business applications from Microsoft (including Office365), Oracle, VMWare, and Citrix, and can federate identities across multiple domains.

TickStream.KeyID for F5® BIG-IP® APM® is an iApp® template that allows you to provide second factor authentication for F5® APM® implementations. The template creates a set of iRules®, hosted content, and an access policy for protecting a virtual server resource.

Users see the familiar F5® login page (or any custom one that has been configured). They enter their username and password as they typically do, and the TickStream.KeyID iRules® evaluate the behavior to ensure the credentials were entered by the authorized person. No retraining users, and with the iApp® template, TickStream.KeyID can be added to an existing F5® BIG-IP® APM® installation in minutes, even one with existing iRules® and access policies.

Requirements

Deploying the TickStream.KeyID iApp® template requires F5® BIG-IP® APM® version 11.5 or later.

The TickStream.KeyID analysis server components can be deployed on one or more existing servers using a standard Windows Installer package, or can be delivered on a pre-configured virtual server image (in Hyper-V, VMWare, and Citrix formats).

Minimum requirements include:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later
For detailed information and instructions on installing the TickStream.KeyID iApp®, read the complete documention at: http://docs.intensityanalytics.com/keyid/keyid.f5.1.6/.

F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager (LTM®)

The F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager (LPM®) is a full proxy appliance that provides management over both inbound and outbound network traffic. It gives you granular control over application traffic, from basic load balancing to complex traffic management, and can optimize the speed and reliability of applications at multiple layers, while scaling easily to handle millions of connections and high-latency networks.

TickStream.KeyID for F5® BIG-IP® LTM® is an iApp® template that allows you to provide second factor authentication or passive monitoring for F5® LTM® implementations. The template creates a set of iRules® and a stream profile for protecting a virtual server resource.

The iRules® created intercept HTTP requests and responses to dyamically insert the necessary TickStream.KeyID logic into your application login pages. When a login is performed using an HTML post, a TickStream.KeyID evaluation will be attempted and the results added to the headers or post data sent to the login form's action page. This can also be used to add our TickStream.KeyID engine as a passive monitor for offline analysis or to feed a SEIM process.

Requirements

Deploying the TickStream.KeyID iApp® template requires F5® BIG-IP® LTM® version 11.5 or later.

The TickStream.KeyID analysis server components can be deployed on one or more existing servers using a standard Windows Installer package, or can be delivered on a pre-configured virtual server image (in Hyper-V, VMWare, and Citrix formats).

Minimum requirements include:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later
For detailed information and instructions on installing the TickStream.KeyID iApp®, read the complete documention at: http://docs.intensityanalytics.com/keyid/keyid.f5ltm.2.0/.

Ready to see it for yourself? Request a demonstration of TickStream® on F5® APM® or LTM® today!