Partner Type: VPN and Remote Access

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and HID Identity Assurance solutions
The F5® Networks BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager (APM) is a software component of the BIG-IP hardware platform that provides users with secured connections to specific Web applications or the entire corporate network. By leveraging standard Web browsers and security technology, the APM enables your organization to provide users access to various internal resources easily and cost-effectively, with no special software or configuration on user systems.

The HID Identity Assurance solutions that work with F5 incorporate SSL VPN solutions with versatile, strong authentication that is flexible, scalable, and simple to manage. The following HID Identity Assurance products can be integrated with F5:

  • ActivID® 4TRESS™ AAA Server for Remote Access addresses the security risks associated with a mobile workforce remotely accessing systems and data.
  • ActivID® 4TRESS™ Authentication Server (AS) offers support for multiple authentication methods that are useful for diverse audiences across a variety of service channels (SAML, Radius, etc.), including user name and password, mobile and PC soft tokens, one-time passwords, and transparent Web soft tokens.

Combining F5 BIG-IP appliances with HID Identity Assurance solution leveraging:

  • Crescendo Smartcard with PKI
  • Hardware based Tokens
  • Java Applet based token (Web soft token)
  • Software Tokens for Mobile
  • Software based Tokens for PC
  • One-Time Password on demand (SMS, email)
  • SAML Based login (using ActivID® appliance IDP)

Whitepaper highlights of key technical integration points:

  • Complete Authentication solution for F5 customers using ActivID® Web soft token, Soft token activation portal, SMS/Email gateway and 4TRESS (AS or AAA)
  • Provide an integrated and transparent way to authenticate users with the web soft token in an F5 BIG-IP APM context 
  • Have an easy, secured and user friendly way of activating web soft tokens
  • Provide a web soft token standard integration for the 4TRESS range (AAA and 4TRESS appliance)


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