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F5 Networks
Telstra, F5 team up to bolster services and solutions
“This partnership demonstrates our ongoing investment into APAC as we continue delivering high value services and solutions to our partners and customers."
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DDoS
F5 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in Sydney and Melbourne
F5 says the two new scrubbing centres in Australia have been launched in response to growing demand across A/NZ.
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Microsoft
F5 partners with Microsoft for Azure application delivery
F5 has released NGINX for Microsoft Azure, a native service offering developed in partnership with Microsoft to help A/NZ customers easily provide modern applications on Azure.
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Digital Transformation
76% of IT decision-makers would turn off security for business performance
F5 Research reveals trade-offs with digital transformation as organisations address complexity with AI and SRE solutions.
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Cybersecurity
Half of A/NZ tech leaders would turn off cybersecurity to boost performance
"As organisations portfolios grow larger and more distributed, they require consistent security, end-to-end visibility."
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DDoS
80% of reported A/NZ cyber incidents are DDoS attacks, financial industry hit hardest
 Sophisticated cyber attacks expose glaring vulnerabilities in A/NZ financial C-suite
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Edge Computing
App modernisation and edge computing vital to adapt in COVID-19 era
With limited in-person interactions, applications—and the digital experiences they facilitate—have become synonymous with an organisation’s presence and ability to thrive.
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Artificial Intelligence
COVID-19 fuels global appetite for app modernisation, AI and edge computing
rogress that might normally have taken a decade has leapt forward in a single year."
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Edge Computing
F5 Networks completes Volterra acquisition
The US$500 million acquisition gives F5 Volterra's edge-as-a-service platform.
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Telecommunications
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
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Edge Computing
F5 to pay US$500m for edge app platform vendor
Aims to leverage the acquisition of Volterra to create an edge 2.0 platform for enterprises and service providers.
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5G
F5 unveils new solutions for cloud-native 5G infrastructure
The solutions feature scalable performance, visibility, and security advancements that enable service providers to deliver new 5G-based services to consumers and enterprises.
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Cybersecurity
Almost 70% of APAC consumers willing to trade privacy for better UX
Respondents from China (82%), India (79%) and Indonesia (79%) are the most willing to share their data, with respondents from Japan (43%), Australia (50%) and Singapore (58%) being the least likely to trade data for more seamless experiences.
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F5 Networks
UPDATED: F5 being sued by company that claims to own NGINX
The company that came out of the woodwork when F5 acquired NGINX last year has appointed an investment company to pursue legal action in the US.
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Digital Transformation
F5 appoints new APAC channel exec
Edgar Dias has been named as Asia Pacific channel and partnerships regional vice president.
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Microsoft
All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards
Security partners across 16 categories were recognised at the inaugural 20/20 partner awards.
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Digital Transformation
A/NZ can scale and accelerate digital transformation with Application Services
“Applications are the most valuable asset driving Australian and New Zealand economies today."
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Women in Technology
IWD 2020 interview: F5 Networks' Jade Meara
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. F5 Networks A/NZ head of marketing and executive board member Jade Meara shares her thoughts.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
F5 Networks extends cloud services across AWS
The two companies aim to ensure that customers are able to access the full suite of F5 Networks’ software as a service and cloud-native services to migrate, build, secure, and operate applications on AWS.
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Application Security
F5 integrates BIG-IQ into Venafi Machine Identity Protection Platform
The integration allows network operations to orchestrate the lifecycle of SSL/TLS certificates and ensure security policies are enforced across devices.
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F5 Networks
F5 Networks' BIG-IP load balancer product vulnerable to attack
Organisations that use F5 Networks BIG-IP load balancer should immediately check their configurations to ensure they are protected from potentially serious security issues.
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Open source
F5 acquisition of NGINX now complete
The companies have released blogs on the topic, explaining how NGINX will now operate as a unit of F5, and the benefits they expect this merger to bring.
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F5 Networks
F5 spends US$670m to boost app and API management offerings
The acquired company, NGINX, will continue to operate as a brand, working with and for the F5 leadership.
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Payment gateways
AU Fintechs vs banks: A knife edge in the cashless economy
“It’s much easier for the banks to invest in innovation, than for fintech startups to convince consumers they can keep their money and data safe. It’s really the banks’ game to lose.”