This is a question I get all the time… What is a WAF? Since I maintain our WAF for my job, I usually need to educate and convince co-workers, management, application owners about why and how we should deploy our WAF. Let’s start with the objections I usually run into, and why you still should have a WAF, and then dig a bit deeper into what a WAF is really doing.
In the VIP we created in the basic load balancing virtual, we used the default TCP F5 BIG-IP health monitor. Although its not terrible, its not really a great monitor. Same applies to the default HTTP monitor. Take a look below at the configuration of the default: Continue reading “Better F5 BIG-IP Health Monitor”