F5 announces first Middle East-based point of presence in Bahrain

Expands managed security services footprint to improve application performance and reduce latency for customers across Middle East and Africa

F5, Cloud, Bahrain

F5 Networks  has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) in Bahrain. The move is part a global expansion strategy to help customers better adapt to rapidly evolving threat imperatives and a new diversity of cloud consumption opportunities.

Silverline enables the deployment of security services for every app – regardless of location – without upfront investments in IT infrastructure and support.

The new PoP will provide improved application performance and reduced latency for Silverline Managed Services customers in the Middle East, Africa, and adjacent regions. It encompasses F5’s Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF), Silverline DDoS Protection, Silverline Shape Defense and Silverline Threat Intelligence offerings.

The PoP launch also comes as the wider EMEA region continues to stand out for its multi-cloud momentum and ambition. Bahrain is F5’s third Silverline PoP serving the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, with the others located in the UK and Germany. F5 currently operates 12 other Silverline PoPs worldwide.

Mohammed Abukhater, F5’s RVP for Middle East and Africa said: “Our customers in the Middle East, Africa and adjacent regions can now leverage Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) to intelligently route end-users’ traffic through the Silverline Managed Services Platform PoP without latency issues. Today’s launch is a key part of our global regional PoP expansion programme and will unlock a host of new opportunities for our local customers.”

F5 Silverline offers the following managed security services – Silverline Web Application Firewall (WAF) (Silverline WAF), Silverline DDoS Protection, Silverline Shape Defense and Silverline Threat Intelligence. These offerings via the Bahrain PoP are available now.

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