Equinix now provides direct access to F5 Networks DDoS Protection

Equinix have announced that F5 Networks has joined their Cloud Exchange to provide direct and scalable access to its F5 Silverline DDoS protection solution inside Equinix International Business Exchange data centers.

By joining forces with Equinix, leaders in global interconnection and data centers, F5 enables enterprise customers across the Americas, Europe and Asia to seamlessly access “scrubbed” data in a low-latency, secure and scalable environment.

“We are thrilled to be working with Equinix to help safeguard enterprises against the rising tide of DDoS attacks.” said Ian Jones, senior vice president of Silverline Cloud Services, F5. “To best protect enterprise applications and data, today’s CISOs need both an on-premises solution that satisfies the network operations team, while also incorporating a cloud-based component to defend against massive DDoS incidents. A hybrid solution, with Equinix Cloud Exchange at the access point and F5 Silverline DDoS Protection, is the ideal solution.”

DDoS attacks are increasing in scale and complexity, and are not expected to slow down any time soon. To prevent these attacks from reaching the enterprise network, organizations need a hybrid solution for cloud-based mitigation in addition to on-premises protection.  In fact, in a recent report by F5, The State of Application Delivery, 81% of respondents cited plans to move toward hybrid cloud environments to leverage the flexibility and potential cost savings it offers. By working with Equinix, F5 ensures that its customers have the ability to create that hybrid defense solution in a secure and high-performance environment while also providing the ability to create a multi-cloud deployment model.

“CIOs today are continually faced with network and application security concerns. With F5’s unique blend of both on-premise infrastructure and cloud-based security solutions, CIOs can feel confident that their information is secure.” said Bill Long, vice president of interconnection solutions, Equinix.”By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange, F5 is changing the way that security services are delivered enabling a cloud solution without sacrificing security or performance.”


Equinix Cloud Exchange provides an option above other post-mitigation traffic delivery methods such as GRE tunnels, L2VPN, or cross connects, allowing for scalable, reliable, high performance private traffic delivery from F5 Silverline to the customer during mitigation. Equinix Cloud Exchange customers will have access to F5 Silverline DDoS Protection managed service to defend assets from all DDoS attack threat vectors, obtain Security Operations Center  24 hour expert advice all year round and gain attack mitigation insights with the F5 Customer Portal before, during, and after an attack.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a managed service delivered via the F5 Silverline cloud-based platform. It detects and mitigates DDoS attacks in real time, with industry-leading attack mitigation methods and bandwidth to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from ever reaching the enterprise network.


Current customers using Equinix Cloud Exchange for multi-cloud deployments can now subscribe to the F5 DDoS mitigation service. Learn more about F5 Silverline DDoS solutions