Jonathan Chua, application security consultant at application security provider nVisium LLC, noted that F5 Big IP has been targeted by security researchers and adversaries.

“Several F5 application services can be hosted externally, allowing any internet user to attempt to connect to the service,” Chua explained. “Due to the ease of accessibility and the amount of publicly known vulnerabilities associated with F5 applications, the service becomes a prime target for adversaries to break into a company’s network via the external perimeter.”

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