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F5 Networks is extending its presence in the emerging blade-server management market with new security and packet-inspection enhancements to its BIG-IP Blade Controller software.
Not typically considered a network-management software player, the Seattle-based networking equipment maker announced on Monday that it has added the security features from its traffic-management software to its blade-server management software to stop DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. F5 has also included an inspection engine to enable the examination of incoming IP packets.
"Some blade-server vendors have load-balancing software, but none have traffic management," said Mark Harris, …