F5 Launches new 100 GbE VIPRION blade; Boosting IoT and Migrations of 4G to 5G Network

By CIOReview | Friday, March 11, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: F5 Networks, a provider of application delivery networking technology has released its new 100GbE VIPRION blade to deal with the ever growing progress of applications, devices and connection requests worldwide. The new product is introduced for the enhancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) and service providers transforming to 5G networks. It also delivers protection against suspected malicious payloads and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the network.

“The need for network scalability and extensibility to address dynamic growth is crucial as service providers explore their options on the best way to address migration from 4G networks to 5G networks, taking into consideration the exponential expansion of capacity,” said Robert Pizzari, Senior Director for ANZ, F5 Networks.

The NEBS certified VIPRION 4450 blade includes six 40GbE and two 100GbE ports. When implemented in an F5 eight-blade chassis, the ports support more than 1 billion simultaneous connections. It also effectively meets the connectivity requirements of the IoT.

The F5 VIPRION 4450 blade and the full-proxy implementation of F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) detects suspected malicious connections and terminates them entirely. The blade boosts the overall performance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and 2K keys with SSL and simplifies the process of migration from 4G to 5G mobile networks. Hence, high performance allows networks to efficiently support the rapid growth of data use and subscribers. In service provider scenarios, it also elevates the operational efficiency of IPv6 migration, SGi firewall use cases and DNS.

“F5’s broad portfolio of application delivery in the digital era is tightly aligned with enterprises’ and Service Providers’ priorities to connect people, applications, information and devices, through scalable and intelligent hybrid infrastructure. Industry verticals such as transport, healthcare, education, financial services and more are all consuming data like never before,” states Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President, APAC, F5 Networks.