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Overview

F5 powers and secures applications from development through their entire lifecycle, ensuring that these apps are fast, available, and secure – across any on-premises or multi-cloud environment.

Network & Application Security

Solutions:

Platforms:

  • BIG-IP
  • BIG-IQ

Modules:

  • BIG-IP DNS (Formally known as GTM)
  • Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Advanced Firewall Manager (AFW)
  • Access Policy Manager (APM)
  • Application Security Manager (ASM)
  • Application Acceleration Manager (AAM)
  • Secure Web Gateway Services (SWG)
  • WebSafe
  • IP Intelligence Services (IIS)

Partners

Partner Events

F5 Partner Enablement Training: SSLO
March 31, 2020

F5 Partner Enablement Training: Secure Cloud Architecture
April 30, 2020

F5 Partner Enablement Training: How F5 Fits Into Your Zero Trust Story 
May 27, 2020

F5 Partner Enablement Training: Shape Security Public Sector Use Cases
June 25, 2020

F5 Partner Enablement Training: NGINX
July 28, 2020

F5 Federal Partner Sales Training & Kickoff - Get Into Shape SPIFF
July 29, 2020

Carahsoft Technology Corp. has been pleased to support F5 Networks in the public sector for nearly 10 years. Today, Carahsoft helps to conduct 95% of F5 Networks’ federal business and was recently named F5’s Federal Partner of the Year in 2018. Our extensive capabilities in sales, marketing, and renewal support have continued to generate demand and elevate F5’s federal business since the inception of our partnership in 2010. A healthy and productive collaboration with F5’s value-added reseller community has been vital to our success. We help this community align with F5’s latest solutions, sales plays, use cases, and any updates to position F5 in the most effective way possible within the public sector.

Contact Us Today To Learn How You Can Earn Additional Discounts via F5’s Hardware Trade-In Program

We'll support you with:

  • Lead Generation and Follow-Up
  • Dedicated Sales Support for Quoting, Forecasting, Pipeline
  • Outbound Call Blitz Campaigns
  • Account Management (Forecast/Win/Loss Reporting)
  • Dedicated Sales Representatives for CIV, DOD, FSI, Intel, and SLED
  • RFP Identification
  • Bid and Proposal Assistance
  • Order Processing - same day turnaround to Adobe
  • Government Reporting
  • Payment of Applicable Fees (GSA IFF)
  • Unparalleled Dedicated Marketing Support, Including:
    • Targeted Email Campaigns
    • Partner Networking Events
    • End-User and Developer Events
    • Highly-Targeted Webcasts and Training
    • And More!

 

Why Carahsoft?

Carahsoft was established by a group of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in government sales, government marketing, and Federal GSA Contract program management. We draw on this expertise to support Adobe's resellers through the entire sales process--from identifying leads and helping you close deals--to handling order administration and government reporting requirements.

Carahsoft Technology Corp.
11493 Sunset Hills Road | Suite 100 | Reston, Virginia 20190

Resources

What is BIG-IP?

What is a Proxy?

Partner Accreditation Brochure

State, Local & Education

Training

Free Training

https://f5.com/education/training/free-courses

Instructor-Led Courses

F5 courses are available in multiple training facilities across five continents. Each course combines instructor presentations, classroom discussions & interactive labs. Use this link to browse available training courses https://f5.com/education/training/schedules

TrainingPass

Information you need to solve common problems quickly. F5’s TrainingPass includes more than 50 mini-lessons and episodes that cover, preventative maintenance, setup tasks, security, and ongoing operations. Use this link to subscribe to training resources for Operators and Administrators https://interact.f5.com/TrainingPass.html

Professional Services/Consulting

https://www.f5.com/services/professional-services

DoD Virtual User Group Series

DoD Virtual User Group Series

Join F5 for a DoD How To Series that will consist of virtual hands-on labs focusing on common application services topics such as Load Balancing, DNS Delivery, Zero Trust, Global Load Balancing, Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS Prevention/Detection, Application Monitoring and Analytics, Identity and Access Management, Application Authentication, and many more. These common application services are aligned with our recently published Enterprise Application Strategy and will give you the tools and practical knowledge to help configure and fully maximize your F5 tech. Register now for one (or all) of the upcoming labs!
 

 

User Group 1 ​​​​

April 9, 2020

Description: This session was focused on F5 Access Policy Manager with remote access, network tunneling, and CAC/PIV Authentication. 
 

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User Group 2

April 23, 2020

Description: In this User Group session, we focused the discussion on F5 SaaS where we took an in-depth look at current DoD application delivery models, discussed core application delivery services, and examined how an Enterprise Application Services Strategy can improve performance, reduce costs, and standardize security controls.
 

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F5 | DISA & Mission Partner LTM Essentials Training

 

Description: F5 Networks and Carahsoft hosted an online training where attendees learned the essentials of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) by introducing both commonly used and advanced LTM features. This course was intended to help attendees build a well-rounded skill set needed to understand and manage the BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network. 

 

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User Group 3

May 7, 2020

Description: Our third User Group covered Enhanced Web Security and F5 BIG-IP ASM.

 

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User Group 4

May 21, 2020

Description: During this session we discussed how the F5 Automation Toolchain makes it faster and easier to deploy and configure F5 application services via declarative interfaces and introduced attendees to training to help them expand their skills.

 

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User Group 5

June 4, 2020

Description: During this session, we discussed how F5 can help you meet DoD SCCA CAP and/or VDSS requirements along with efficiencies F5 provides when serving cloud resources in a multi-tenant, multi-cloud environment.

Click here to acess the DoD Reference Architectures Whitepaper

 

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F5 | WWT | DISA & Mission Partner Virtual Tech Session

June 10, 2020

Description: This Virtual Tech Session focused on three different DoD use cases – Privileged User Access (PUA), SSL Break & Inspect and Orchestration (SSLO), and F5’s Automation Orchestration Tool Chain.

 

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User Group 6

June 18, 2020

Description: This session focused on SSL Orchestrator where attendees gained insights into F5's ability to deliver high-performance decryption of inbound and outbound SSL/TLS traffic, and ultimately enable a security inspection that exposes malware threats and stops attacks.

 

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User Group 7

July 9, 2020

Description: During this User Group session we focused on Advanced Web Application Firewall and App Protect and discussed the latest F5 Labs threat research which indicates web application attacks are the #1 source of data breaches. F5 announced Advanced WAF, a new category of app protection that introduces unique capabilities to the WAF market.

 

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User Group 8

July 30, 2020

Description: The first subject of our DoD How To Series was Access 101/201: Zero Trust: Identity Aware Proxy and covered the following topics: Real-Time Posture Assessments, Per-Request Framework, Contextual Access, and HTTP Connector.

 

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Contracts

GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y Term: December 20, 2011- December 19, 2021


SEWP Contracts

SEWP V

Contract Number: Group A Small: NNG15SC03B Group D Other Than Small: NNG15SC27B Term: May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2025


State & Local Contracts

City of Seattle Contract

Contract #0000003265 Term: December 19, 2021

CMAS

Contract # CMAS 3-12-70-2247E Term: through March 31, 2022

F5 WSCA

Contract # AR615 Term through May 31, 2020

Fairfax County IT Hardware, Software, & Services

Virginia- Fairfax County CONTRACT EXPIRATION: October 4, 2020 (with 5 option years)

National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA)

Term: through November 30, 2021

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA - TCPN)

Term: through November 30, 2021

North Carolina Mass Storage Contract 204X

Contract Number: 204X Term: through

Orange County National IPA Co-Op

Through May 31, 2020 (with 2 option years)

VASCUPP

Contract Number: UVA1482501 Term: May 2, 2014– December 19, 2021


Events

Upcoming Events

August 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET
August 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM CT
August 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT

Archived Events

News

Latest News

Many agencies are discovering that moving applications to the cloud is not as easy as they originally anticipated. It’s not a matter of “move it and forget it.”
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The explosive growth of applications hosted in the cloud creates a world of opportunities—and a multitude of challenges for federal agencies that must now deploy and manage a vast portfolio of ...
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Federal agencies increasingly are adopting a multicloud approach to application deployment, with most pursuing a best-of-breed strategy for each application deployed. According to the fourth annual F5 ...
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Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, is pleased to host the fifth annual F5 Government Technology Symposium. This one-day event will provide valuable insights on ...
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Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, is pleased to host the 4th Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium. This day-long event is designed for government IT ...
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Carahsoft is pleased to host the 3rd Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium. Designed for government IT leaders and practitioners interested in learning new strategies for application delivery, ...
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Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, announced today that F5 Networks has named Carahsoft its UNITY Distributor of the Year for the Americas. This award, honoring ...
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F5 Networks and Carahsoft are hosting the 2nd annual F5 Government Technology Symposium. During this one-day government conference, attendees will hear how agencies are successfully implementing ...
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F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its BIG-IP® version 11 software delivers end-to-end application access control to help ...
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Resources

Access to Technical Support: AskF5 – use this link to log into your F5 account and create a new support case https://support.f5.com/csp/my-support/home

How to locate a serial: Use this link to find the serial number or registration key of your BIG-IP system https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K3782

Datasheet

BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM) is a flexible, high-performance access and security solution that provides unified global access to your applications and network. By converging and consolidating remote access, LAN access, and wireless connections within a single management interface and p...

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Datasheet
F5® BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager™ (GTM) distributes DNS and user application requests based on business policies, data center and network conditions, user location, and application performance. BIG-IP GTM delivers F5’s high-performance DNS Services with visibility, reporting, and analysi...

F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) helps you deliver your applications to your users, in a reliable, secure, and optimized way. You get the extensibility and flexibility of application services with the programmability you need to manage your physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure...

Learn more about defending against web attacks and achieving regulatory compliance.

Presentation

Learn about Shape Security and their solutions and competitive landscape.

A “web application firewall (WAF)” is an application firewall for HTTP applications. It applies a set of rules to an HTTP conversation. Generally, these rules cover common attacks such as Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection.


Three Big Takeaways: Topic 1 – SCCA - Why is It Important ? Topic 2 – SCCA - Architectures Topic 3 – The Many Considerations of Da Cloud

Resources

BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ (ASM) is a flexible web application firewall that secures web applications in traditional, virtual, and private cloud environments. BIG-IP ASM helps secure applications against unknown vulnerabilities and enables compliance for key regulatory mandates.

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