Application Delivery Controllers


An application deliver controller is a device that is typically placed in a data center between the firewall and one or more web and/or application servers to provide load balancing, health checks, and high availability assurance. It also includes SSL off loading, as well as serving as a web application firewall. A series of F5 devices (Local Traffic Managers – LTMs & Global Traffic Managers - GTMs), often located in widespread data centers within the same enterprise, is capable of working in concert by sharing a common operating system and control language. This holistic approach is termed application delivery networking.

  1. Load Balancing
  2. SSL Off Loading
  3. Application Security Management
  4. Application Firewall Management
  5. Access Policy Management