At F5, our mission is based on the fact that businesses depend on apps. Our long-standing belief that applications are the most valuable assets of any organization in the digital age has been the foundation of our strategy to become the leader in multi-cloud application services. When you combine F5’s and NGINX’s expertise powering more than half of the world’s applications across all types of environments, with Shape’s insight from mitigating one billion application attacks per day, you have a company that knows how to deliver and secure more applications, and more value, than any company in the industry.

This means that F5 is able to deliver and protect applications—revenue-generating, brand anchoring applications—from the point at which they are created through to the point when consumers interact with them. In other words, from “code to customer.” This makes the combined forces of F5, NGINX, and Shape absolutely essential to every digital organization in the world, including the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, financial and educational institutions, government entities, and consumer brands.
This complexity reduces their speed to market and sometimes impacts the end-customer experience of their applications. Given that 86% of cyber threats target applications or the identity associated with the application, and that the threat surface area is rapidly expanding as applications are disaggregated into composite services and distributed to different environments, protecting applications becomes critical to business success.   


When F5 speaks to customers who are in the midst of a digital transformation journey, they describe their challenges with stunning similarity: Infrastructure lock-in This limits their ability to move applications from one environment to another. Many companies are now far enough along in their adoption of public cloud to realize that they have traded being locked into their on-prem infrastructure to being locked into another infrastructure environment. These companies are hungry for a multi-cloud partner to help them break this cycle of lock-in. 

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