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F5 & Layer 7 Partnership Overview by Layer7Tech


Maximize availability, security and performance in Web service and API integrations F5 Networks and Layer 7 Technologies have partnered to help companies cost-effectively deploy highly secure, high-performance SOA, mobile and Cloud services. The F5/Layer 7 solution provides a robust datacenter model for scaling API-specific traffic across SOAP, REST and JSON, while maintaining full application and session awareness.

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									F5 and Layer 7 Technologies

                                                    “Working with F5, we can help our
                                                      customers’ IT departments deliver
                                                      highly secure, optimized web,
                                                      mobile, and cloud services to their
                                                      business users.”
                                                      Dimitri Sirota, Vice President of Alliances, Layer 7 Technologies

                         The F5 and Layer 7 Partnership
Key benefits             F5 Networks® and Layer 7 have partnered to help companies cost-effectively
· Higher availability    deploy highly secure, high-performance service-oriented architectures (SOAs),
· Enhanced security
                         mobile, and cloud services. The joint solution provides a robust data center
· Improved performance
                         model for scaling application programming interface (API)-specific traffic across
                         SOAP, REST, and JSON, while maintaining full application and session-awareness.

                         Highly Secure, High Performance, Cost-Effective Web Service
                         and API Integrations

                         Using F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ and BIG-IP® Application Security
                         Manager™ alongside the Layer 7 SecureSpan SOA, API, and Cloud Gateways,
                         organizations can deliver optimum uptime for their globally distributed API-based
                         web services. As a result, SOA, mobile, and cloud services providers are able to
                         deliver value-added applications with solid, enforceable service level agreements
                         at the network, transport, and application layers.

F5 and Layer 7 Technologies

Learn more                                                                                                                                                 Layer 7
                                                                                                                                                       SecureSpan XML                   Service
For more information about                                                                                                                             Gateway Cluster                   Hosts
F5 and Layer 7 solutions go to to find
resources about these topics.                                                                                                BIG-IP
                                                                                                                     Local Traffic Manager
 · SOA lifecycle management
 · Enterprise Service Bus                                                                 Incoming
                                                                                         Data Traffic
 · SOA single sign-on
 · XML data transformation
 · SOA security and policy governance

Web                                                                                                                          Operator                         LDAP
 · Service-enabled web portals                                                                                                                               and/or
 · Securing RESTful and JSON services
 · Web API attack protection                                         BIG-IP devices handle load balancing, SSL offload, session persistence, XML firewall, and DOS prevention,
                                                                     while the Layer 7 SecureSpan Gateways provide more granular acceleration of XML services.
 · Mobile API management and security

 · Software-as-a-Service integration                                      Higher availability                                                      Improved performance
   and federation
                                                                          Distribute load intelligently across                                     Accelerate SSL performance, optimize
 · Cloud single-sign on
                                                                          applications. Ensure availability of application                         compression, and ensure peak load operation.
 · Cloud brokerage and integration                                        APIs across Layer 7 Gateway clusters.
 · VMware vCloud API abstraction

Government solutions                                                      Enhanced security
 · FIPS certified XML security
                                                                          Guard against infrastructure attacks at
 · Cross domain information exchange                                      both a web and API level. Inspect secure
 · NIEM using web services                                                sockets layer (SSL) content to make per-
 · Attribute Based Access Control                                         service trust decisions.

                                                                          To find out how F5 and Layer 7 joint solutions can help your business,
                                                                          contact or visit

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