Password Resets and User Authenticity

With any application that requires authentication you will inevitably run into a password expiration and/or lockout issues that requires a user to reset their password.  I have seen organizations address this with a wide range of solutions from home grown programs all the way to multi-million dollar identity management frameworks.  While both solutions will help a […]

Clustered Multi-processing (CMP) versus Traditional Shared Memory Architecture

Over on DevCentral Robert Haynes has posted a great article outlining the advantages of F5’s clustered multiprocessing (CMP) architecture versus traditional shared memory architecture. So why does this matter?  Because attacks today are designed to stress the performance of security devices and bring them to their knees.  If your architecture is designed correctly then it […]

SAML – Client versus Server Authentication with F5 APM

As organizations start to utilize Software as a Service (SaaS) the concern on how to authenticate users becomes a critical security issue. Many organizations look to federated authentication mechanisms, such as SAML, to help address this security risk. The benefits of using SAML are that user credentials are not replicated across each vendor cloud instance […]