Migrate a firewall to F5 load balancer and firewall

Company with an aging firewall getting close to EoL ( End of Life ) and no support contract, hardware replacement, or new versions of the software.

Description and scope of work

  • Propose several new firewall options to migrate from old appliance
  • Work with selected F5 vendor to choose hardware and software solutions
  • Architect, install and configure F5 LTM and WAF
  • Train on-board staff to manage the new solution.

Used tools

  • F5 LTM (Local Traffic Manager)
  • F5 WAF (Web Application Firewall)

Achievements

  • Migrating to newer firewall improved security while local traffic balancer allowed to build a server farm with redundancy
  • Reduced total cost due to reduced labor cost
  • New solutions improved end user’s experience