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F5 Transforms Application Security for the AI Era


F5 is bringing API code testing and telemetry analysis to F5 Distributed Cloud Services, creating the industry’s most comprehensive and AI-ready API security solution.

F5  has announced new AI based capabilities that reduce the complexity of protecting and powering the exploding number of applications and APIs at the heart of modern digital experiences. F5 also announced it is making AI pervasive across its entire solution portfolio with intelligent capabilities that help customers protect against sophisticated AI-powered threats, while making it easier to secure and manage multi cloud application environments.

“The added pressure to secure and deliver AI services compounds this, putting many security and IT teams in an untenable position. It is our singular mission to deliver solutions that greatly reduce this complexity so our customers can focus on what matters most to them: their business. We are delivering new capabilities that ensure our customers are ready for AI, making it significantly easier for them to protect and power every app, every API, everywhere,” said François Locoh-Donou, President and CEO, F5. 

Distributed Cloud Services will now offer the industry’s most comprehensive, AI-ready API security solution. The addition of capabilities recently acquired from API security innovator Wib enables vulnerability detection and observability in application development processes, ensuring that risks are identified and policies implemented before APIs enter production. At a time when API security has never been more important and more complex, F5 is eliminating the need for customers to pay for and manage separate API security solutions by offering API discovery, testing, posture management, and runtime protection—all in a single platform.

Distributed Cloud Services reduces the risk window for new APIs, through the identification of vulnerabilities and enforcement of strict, accurate specifications before they enter production. It offers a single solution for both API discovery and enforcement of protocols, policies, and configurations from code to runtime.

“In today’s highly distributed and interconnected world, the protection of the connections that fuel business-critical processes is becoming one of the most important components of enterprise security. As AI accelerates growth in applications and APIs, the ability to consolidate tools and have a single end-to-end API security solution will be a significant advantage for any company,” said Chris Steffen, Vice President – Research, EMA.

F5 will also release this year an AI assistant that will change the way customers interact with and manage F5 solutions using a natural language interface. Powered by the F5 AI Data Fabric, the tool will serve as an intelligent partner to stretched IT and security teams. 

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