F5 Receives Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Certification

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BIG-IP v 11.2 is certified for secure use throughout government.

F5, BIG-IP, Carahsoft

F5's BIG-IP v11.2 solves big government IT application delivery challenges such as monitoring the health of and securing applications and networks.

We are proud to have passed the rigorous JITC tests and look forward to working with more government customers to bring a new level of security and visibility to their networks.

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, announced today that partner, F5 Networks, Inc. has received approval by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for its BIG-IP v11.2 product. This certification in the Public Key-Enabled (PKE) category earns BIG-IP the highest levels of security clearance and allows its technology to be deployed in highly secure federal government networks to assist with cyber security threats.

The BIG-IP product suite is a system of secure application delivery services that provide for confidentiality, privacy, integrity, and availability of critical applications. These services work together on a best-in-class hardware platform or software virtual instances. As a complete application delivery platform, BIG-IP v11.2 is capable of SSL offload and subsequent application and packet level content processing and application traffic management. Uses include application performance and availability, load balancing, IPv6 gateway, intelligent switching, authentication, network and application firewalling, common access card/personal identity verification (CAC/PIV) enablement and PKI integration.

“BIG-IP can solve many of today’s big government IT application delivery challenges such as monitoring the health of and securing applications and networks as well as providing secure access control for business critical applications in the data center and in the cloud,” commented Mark Vondemkamp, VP of security product management and product marketing at F5. “We are proud to have passed the rigorous tests involved in JITC certification and look forward to working with more government customers to bring a new level of security and visibility to their networks.”

JITC provides risk-based Test Evaluation & Certification services, tools, and environments to ensure Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs. JITC testing is intended to enable the rapid deployment of interoperable and operationally effective Information Technology and National Security Systems.

The JITC PKE test areas included NIST and JITC certifications, Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), and DoD Common Access Cards.

“The JITC evaluation is a rigorous process and we were confident that BIG-IP would stand up to the test,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. “We are proud to be a long-term partner of F5. With the complexity of federal networks increasing by the day, we know that the F5 suite of products can help our government customers and reseller partners increase the speed and security of application delivery.”

About F5 Networks
F5 Networks makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at http://www.f5.com.

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About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver F5 Networks, Adobe, VMware, Symantec, EMC, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at http://www.carahsoft.com.

Alane Moran
F5 Global Communications

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