Manual Chapter : About AFM Network Firewall

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  • 15.0.1, 15.0.0
Manual Chapter

About AFM Network Firewall

What is AFM Network Firewall?

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) Network Firewall is one of four AFM core features:
Network Firewall
Controls access to application resourcesusing industry-standard firewall-based rules.
DoS/DDoS Protection
Monitors and mitigates against denial-of-service and distributed denial-of-service (DoS/DDoS) attacks.
IP Intelligence
Restricts or allows data center access based on lists of source IP addresses (feed lists).
Reporting
Provides detailed graphical reports about network attack events.
AFM Network Firewall uses industry standard firewall policies and rules to protect data centers from layer 3 and layer 4 network attacks. Firewall policies are used to control network access using criteria such as IP address, service port, time of day and day of week. You can also apply iRules to firewall policies, extending firewall rule logic. Finally, you can enable logging and reporting to capture detailed information about firewall events.