F5 bolsters government credentials with IRAP Assessment
IRAP Assessment illustrates F5’s continuing dedication to securing data and safeguarding government systems. F5’s industry-leading Distributed Cloud Services now more accessible to customers across Australia’s public sector.
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F5 bolsters government credentials with IRAP Assessment

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 8 August, 2023 – F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) has announced the company’s completion of the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) Assessment for F5 Distributed Cloud Services, highlighting F5’s ongoing commitment to its Australian customers.

Developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), IRAP is an independent assessment of the implementation, appropriateness, and effectiveness of a system’s security controls. IRAP Assessment outcomes are documented within a report which can be used by businesses to assess a system’s suitability for their security requirements. The assessment of F5’s Distributed Cloud Services was completed by ASD-certified IRAP assessors from leading cyber security company CyberCX.

In addition to furthering F5’s presence in the government market, the completion of the IRAP Assessment to the PROTECTED security classification plays a vital role in assuring public and private sector organisations that F5’s Distributed Cloud Services have achieved the high standard of requirement for the storage and processing of protected level information necessary in the current landscape.

In Australia, F5 works with local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as major banks, retailers, service providers, and organisations across the health, education, and telecommunications sectors.

According to Jason Baden, Regional Vice President A/NZ at F5, strict standards for cybersecurity and the protection of data are critical given the constantly evolving landscape of cybercrime.

“Since F5’s global footprint expanded in 2022 to include the regional point of presence (PoP) in Sydney and Melbourne, our software and cloud offerings have evolved significantly to help customers in Australia meet the challenges of complexity and risk,” said Baden. “Completing the IRAP Assessment exemplifies F5’s commitment to the Australian public and private sectors by providing confidence in the F5 solutions which are relied on by many for safe and secure business function.”

In recent years, F5 has celebrated a number of awards, including being recognised as overall leader in Web Application Firewall (WAF) by KuppingerCole, and was recognised as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave: Web Application Firewalls.


F5 Distributed Cloud Services

F5 Distributed Cloud Services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based security, networking, and application management services designed to enable customers to deploy, secure, and operate applications in a cloud-native environment whether data centre, multi-cloud, network, or edge.

F5 Distributed Cloud Services portfolio includes cloud mesh and application stack, web SaaS, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) and transit services, application security intelligence, bot defence, and administration.


About F5 

F5 is a multi-cloud application services and security company committed to bringing a better digital world to life.​​​​​​​ F5 partners with the world’s largest, most advanced organisations to secure and optimise apps and APIs anywhere — on premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. F5 enables organisations to provide exceptional, secure digital experiences for their customers and continuously stay ahead of threats. For more information, go to f5.com. (NASDAQ: FFIV) ​

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