When F5 is used in combination with NETSCOUT nGenius Enterprise Performance Management, nGenius Business Analytics, and Omnis Cyber Intelligence products users can perform proactive service assurance and service triage, analytics, and notifications can be enabled to alert network security engineers of threats to the infrastructure.
Figure on the right, depicts the use of an SSL Orchestrator with F5 BIG-IP. In physical environments, SSL Orchestrator can be added as a blade-based function. In a virtual/cloud environment, the SSL Orchestrator module can be enabled as a standalone or add-on software license to the BIG-IP Virtual Edition. In this model, the BIG-IP can provide the ISNG or vSTREAM with copies of client and/or server-side encrypted traffic, through the use of Clone Pools, while the SSL Orchestrator provides decrypted copies of traffic.
Further integration efforts with F5 enable user-controlled business application definitions to be imported directly from F5 BIG-IP server pool definitions. Now BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager can provide NETSCOUT’s ISNG instrumentation with clear, unencrypted traffic for custom applications in both physical and virtual/cloud environments. As these applications typically drive greater revenue, profitability, and competitive differentiation, ensuring a better customer experience, or helping to comply with regulatory requirements, while assuring optimal performance and security is essential.