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Getting Started with Hybrid Signaling: Integrating On-Prem BIG-IPs With Silverline

What do Hybrid and Hybrid Signaling mean? 

  • Hybrid -- as it relates to an approach for DDoS Protection -- consists of leveraging both on-prem protection in combination with cloud-based protection.
  • Silverline's Hybrid Signaling - the capability to integrate on-premises devices with F5 Silverline to exchange information
  • Hybrid Signaling enables information that is gathered on-prem to be utilized within Silverline for attack protections that are either more effective in the cloud (IP denylisting across all data-centers) or only available in the cloud (volumetric attack protection). Shown in the image below via the orange dashed line:

 

Documentation on Hybrid Signaling

Read all of the following articles to understand:

  • how to set up the on-prem <-> Silverline integration
  • how Hybrid Signaling works to alert Silverline of an on-prem volumetric attack or send Bad Actor IPs for denylisting
  • common steps for troubleshooting issues of Hybrid Signaling

First, we'll walk through the details of the Connector iApp, which builds the linkage between the on-prem BIG-IP(s) and Silverline.  

Next, we will walk through the DoS Monitor iApp: How it works and what to expect.  

After that, we'll talk some common troubleshooting steps that can be taken to ensure signaling is working correctly.

Then, you can download the Hybrid Signaling iApps to get started.

 

 

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