BIG-IP Access Policy Manager
Deliver unified access control and scale cost-effectively
In today’s workplace, primary business resources, including data centers, applications, employees, and customers are all shifting outside the traditional business perimeter. A central policy control point is critical to managing these dynamic environments.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is a flexible, high-performance access and security solution that provides unified global access to your business-critical applications and network. By converging and consolidating remote access, LAN access, and wireless connections within a single management interface, and providing easy-to-manage access policies, BIG-IP APM can help you free up valuable IT resources and scale cost-effectively.
Unified global access
BIG-IP APM protects your public-facing applications by providing policy-based, context-aware access to users while consolidating your access infrastructure. It also works with an optional client, BIG-IP Edge Client, to provide secure remote access to corporate resources from all networks and devices.
Simplified infrastructure and reduced costs
Many solutions use application coding, web server agents, or specialized proxies or servers to manage application access. With AAA control directly on the BIG-IP system, you can apply repeatable access policies across many applications and servers while gaining centralized visibility of your authorization infrastructure. BIG-IP APM enables you to consolidate infrastructure, eliminate redundant tiers, simplify management, and reduce capital and operating expenses by up to 10x.
Dynamic access control
With BIG-IP APM, you gain valuable insight into who is on the network and which applications they are using, and maintain complete, policy-based control of their navigation. BIG-IP APM provides dynamic access control by creating L4 and L7 dynamic access control lists (ACLs) based on user identity, IP address, and group membership pulled from the directory. The results of endpoint inspection checks also contribute to access profiles.
High performance, scalability, and layered interoperability
BIG-IP APM offers multi-gigabit per second SSL encryption throughput with HTTP(s) and supports hundreds of logins per second. For organizations looking to scale, a single high-end appliance with the BIG-IP APM module can support tens of thousands of concurrent users. BIG-IP APM access control includes native support for Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol, a web proxy support for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and full network access for VMware View. This highly scalable, high performance solution provides simplified access and control to users in hosted virtual desktop environments.
BIG-IP APM is available as an add-on module on BIG-IP Local Traffic Manger (LTM) physical and virtual editions, or as part of the BIG-IP Edge Gateway remote access product.
BIG-IP Product Modules:
- Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
- Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition (LTM VE)
- Global Traffic Manager (GTM)
- Link Controller
- Application Security Manager (ASM)
- Edge Gateway
- WAN Optimization Manager (WOM)
- Access Policy Manager (APM)