F5 Distributed Cloud 101 - WAF/WAAP Deployment Models

`Last updated: 2022-06-09 5:00 PM ET

F5 Distributed Cloud’s SaaS Web Application Firewall (WAF) can help you mitigate application threats with an updated WAF engine that inherits the shared capabilities of F5 BIG-IP Advanced WAF, and NGINX App Protect. During this hands-on lab you will learn about the following:

  • F5 Distributed Cloud Platform for providing edge WAF and DDoS protection
  • Updates to F5 Distributed Cloud WAF engine that is powered by F5’s WAF engine
  • Hands-on lab deploying F5 Distributed Cloud WAF
  • Protecting existing Public IP resource via F5’s Distributed Cloud WAF
  • Deploying F5 Distributed Cloud WAF into a cloud provider network (AWS) to protect internal Private IP resources

Lab & Tasks:

The next page (Introduction) will cover the lab environment, access, and lab variables. The lab will be using a shared AWS account where we have deployed the following resources:

  • NGINX webserver that is exposed to the Public internet (“Public Endpoint”)
  • F5 AppMesh node that can be used to connect to AWS VPC (network)
  • NGINX webserver that only has a private IP address with no external access

During the lab exercises we will explore different methods of protecting and exposing applications/webserver that are included in the lab