NGINX Certifies the Signal Sciences Dynamic Module, a Next-Gen WAF to Protect Applications, APIs, and Microservices

2019-03-01 KENNETH 0

NGINX Certifies the Signal Sciences Dynamic Module, a Next-Gen WAF to Protect Applications, APIs, and Microservices DevOps, microservices, hybrid, and multi‑cloud are fueling growth for companies taking a modern approach to deploying applications. These key drivers have also exposed the shortcomings of appliance‑based technologies (both physical and virtual) including web application firewalls (WAFs) and load balancers. Both Signal Sciences and NGINX Plus are purpose‑built for modern environments, and today we’re excited to announce the release of the Signal Sciences Certified Module for NGINX Plus! Signal Sciences brings additional modern web and API security to the NGINX Plus platform, offering a combined solution that helps enterprises replace outdated legacy WAF and load‑balancing appliances, such as the F5 Advanced WAF and F5 BIG-IP. NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus are trusted by the world’s most innovative enterprises to deliver high performance from their applications and websites in a resource‑efficient [ more… ]

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Introducing “Ask NGINX…”

2019-02-26 KENNETH 0

Introducing “Ask NGINX…” Every month, we receive fascinating questions from both our customers and open source users about how to use our products for a wide range of use cases, and how to properly integrate other platforms and tools with NGINX. We want to share this expertise as widely as possible across the NGINX community, so we decided to launch a new series: Ask NGINX. Every month, we’ll share a selection of questions that we’ve received during the month. These have been answered by our experts including technical architects, systems engineers, and our award‑winning customer support specialists. When migrating from F5 to NGINX Plus, how do you convert an iRule for content‑based routing? We hear this question often, as our customers modernize their application delivery infrastructure with the adoption of DevOps practices, replacing their F5 application delivery controllers with NGINX Plus to [ more… ]

NGINX Conf 2018: Audi Builds a Microservices Dashboard with NGINX Plus as API Gateway on AWS

2019-02-16 KENNETH 0

NGINX Conf 2018: Audi Builds a Microservices Dashboard with NGINX Plus as API Gateway on AWS .indented { padding-left: 50pt; font-weight: bold; } .top-padded { padding-top: 40px; } In his session at NGINX Conf 2018, Timo Stark, Web developer and Web Solution Architect at Audi, shares how the automobile company went from 0 to 60 on its journey to microservices. In less than a year, his team built the Audi Cockpit, a dashboard on which Audi employees can access all the internal apps they use in their work. Timo details how NGINX Plus serves as API gateway for the dashboard, which uses microservices hosted on AWS in containers that are managed with Kubernetes. In this blog we highlight some key takeaways. You can watch the complete video here: Key Takeaways Never store a refresh token on the client side. It’s like including an unencrypted [ more… ]

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The State of the Service Mesh, Part 1

2019-02-15 KENNETH 0

The State of the Service Mesh, Part 1 Some of the loudest buzz in the IT industry during 2018 was around the concept of service mesh. Here at NGINX we began to experiment with implementing a service mesh using the proven capabilities of NGINX Plus to facilitate and secure interprocess communication among containerized applications. Innovation and commercialization of service mesh solutions has rapidly advanced since we first addressed the question What Is a Service Mesh? in April 2018. In this post, we summarize and highlight some of the major new developments as 2019 begins. Only a small fraction of Infrastructure & Operations and DevOps professionals in enterprises have experimented with service mesh so far. They are typically the trusted strategists and technology innovators responsible for delivering public and enterprise apps rapidly, securely, scalably, and with fault tolerance. Meeting service‑level objectives for availability, performance, and utilization [ more… ]

Enterprise Configuration Management at Scale with NGINX Controller 2.0

2019-02-01 KENNETH 0

Enterprise Configuration Management at Scale with NGINX Controller 2.0 Last week we announced NGINX Controller 2.0. NGINX Controller has a modular architecture. In addition to the brand‑new API Management Module, we have also made significant improvements to the original Load Balancing Module and to the underlying platform. This blog post outlines those new capabilities. Configuration-Centric Management We have added a completely new way to approach configuration management, a configuration‑centric approach that saves time, helps you scale, and ensures consistency across your NGINX Plus environment. You can now set policy, decide which NGINX Plus load‑balancing instances to apply it to, and then apply that policy across that set of instances with the push of a button. As an example, here is a screenshot of a user who has decided that the Least Connections load‑balancing algorithm is best for his application and also wants to [ more… ]