What is an F5 FirePass?
F5 FirePass is a Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) solution, designed and commercialized by F5 Networks. Its primary function is to provide secure remote access to an enterprise's internal networks and applications.
This feature allows users to connect to their organization's resources from virtually anywhere, thereby ensuring the continuity of business operations without compromising the security and integrity of the network infrastructure. The FirePass controller can be deployed as a standalone device or integrated into a larger F5 BIG-IP environment. Its extensive authentication methods and end-point security checks provide a high level of protection for both the user's device and the organization's network.
How to monitor an F5 FirePass?
ServicePilot makes it very easy to monitor F5 FirePass equipment. Simply configure the SNMP interface of the F5 FirePass device. Then use the ServicePilot web interface to add a resource from the ServicePilot security-f5-firepass package.
The monitoring statistics gathered in this way include:
- Network: Ping Response Time and Interfaces activity
- System: CPU, Memory, Sessions
All active interfaces will be automatically discovered.
How to install a f5-firepass resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new f5-firepass resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the f5-firepass package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology F5 FIREPASS with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.