Local Traffic Manager


Your Apps at Their Finest
Local Traffic Manager increases your operational efficiency and ensures peak network performance by providing a flexible, high-performance application delivery system. With its application-centric perspective, BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager optimizes your network infrastructure to deliver availability, security, and performance for critical business applications.


A Foundation for Security

Local Traffic Manager delivers industry-leading SSL performance so you can cost-effectively protect the entire user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server. Local Traffic Manager also protects against potentially crippling DDoS attacks. If you need to add firewall protection, application security, and access control, you can add optional modules to further secure your infrastructure—all with centralized visibility and control.

Acceleration for Business

Faster application performance increases employee productivity, boosts business operations, and drives customer revenue. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on application and server conditions, extensive connection management, and TCP and content offloading, Local Traffic Manager dramatically improves page load times and the user experience. Optional add-on modules offer further performance gains. And with F5 ScaleN technology that delivers on-demand scaling capabilities, Local Traffic Manager helps you adapt to shifting performance and application needs.

Zero Downtime

With damages calculated in terms of lost revenue and reputation, keeping applications consistently available is vital to your organization’s health. Local Traffic Manager protects applications by removing single points of failure, giving you fine-grained bandwidth control and optimizing your most important applications. And since Local Traffic Manager tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers in a group, it ensures that all sites are not just always on, but are more scalable and easier to manage than ever.

Uniquely Customized

Local Traffic Manager includes F5 iApps, a powerful set of features that enable you to manage application services rather than individual devices and objects. iApps gives you greater visibility and control over application delivery—and helps you deploy in hours rather than weeks. This application-centric approach aligns the network with your applications and adapts application delivery to business needs. Local Traffic Manager also gives you unprecedented control and flexibility with F5 iRules, a scripting language that enables you to intercept, inspect, transform, and direct application traffic. Using iRules, you can adapt to any application delivery challenge seamlessly across the data center, virtual infrastructure, and the cloud.


Global Traffic Manager


The Ultimate DNS and App Performance

Using high-performance DNS services, Global Traffic Manager (GTM) scales and secures your DNS infrastructure during high query volumes and DDoS attacks. It delivers a complete, real-time DNSSEC solution that protects against hijacking attacks. GTM improves the performance and availability of your applications by intelligently directing users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment. In addition, enables mitigation of complex threats from malware and viruses by blocking access to malicious IP domains.

Accelerated DNS

GTM scales up to 20 million responses per second (RPS) to manage rapid increases in DNS queries. When dealing with overwhelming requests, GTM responds with up to 200% RPS using rapid response capabilities. Using a set of features that includes multicore scalability, DNS Express, and IP Anycast integration, GTM handles millions of DNS queries, protects your organization from DDoS attacks, and ensures top performance for users. With DNS caching and resolving, GTM enables fast, same-site responses in a shorter period of time. Finally, consolidated DNS menus enable fast configurations.

Smarter Traffic Management

With GTM, users are directed to the nearest data center based on geolocation or policies that will provide the best application experience. GTM employs a range of global load balancing methods and intelligent monitoring specific to each application and each user. It also routes traffic according to your business policies and current network and user conditions.

Availability Across All Environments

GTM can be configured as a full proxy for global load balancing applications and DNS across architectures, as well as across the globe. For greater flexibility, you can use GTM in virtual and hybrid-cloud environments to extend DNS services and global app availability while maintaining centralized control within the data center.

Seamless Integration

Global Traffic Manager integrates and utilizes Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from third-party vendors for implementation, centralized management, and secure handling of DNSSEC keys delivering lower OpEx, consolidation, and FIPS compliance. In addition, CPU-intensive DNSSEC validation computations are offloaded to Global Traffic Manager to ensure rapid responses.