Appdome and F5 recently announced a new global partnership. The partnership will enable customers to integrate the F5 Anti-Bot mobile SDK into any Android or iOS app instantly. Like other Appdome implementations, there is no code or coding required.
We see mobile bot detection and prevention as a critical part of any mobile identity and threat defense strategy. Just look at this blog post by AdColony, detailing the rise in malicious bots in mobile advertising. Bots impersonate human users, often to disguise malicious activities. Bad bots don't advertise themselves as bad, obviously. Bots don't discriminate between internal and external networks. They also don't discriminate between employee and consumer facing mobile end users. To a bot, all mobile apps are targets. The problem isn't just in Android apps. iOS apps too, have their share of problems. This is why mobile identity and anti-bot detection are so important.
So how does Appdome help F5 customers fight mobile bots? By giving F5 customers the fastest and easiest way to add a leading Anti-Bot SDK to any mobile app. Here are just three key benefits of the joint solution:
- Instant compatibility. Out of the box, every mobile app is compatible with Appdome for F5 Anti-Bot, no matter how that app is built. Apps can be built in any Android or iOS framework. Native, hybrid and low-code platforms from X-code and Android Studio to React Native, Cordova, Kony, Xamarin and more are all fully compatible with Appdome. In other words, Appdome is truly dependency free.
- No Code implementation. Appdome allows F5 customers to upload an .ipa (iOS app binary) or .apk (Android app binary), select the F5 Anti-Bot service and click the big green "Fuse My App" button. The Appdome technology does the rest in under 1 minute, automatically adding the Anti-bot service to a mobile app. This makes F5 customers more efficient (in both time and resourcing). They can now get integrations done instantly, without the need to hire or dedicate mobile development teams to do this work manually - over and over.
- Validated SDK integration. F5 customers get an F5 validated, standard implementation of the Anti-Bot service every time they use Appdome. This too saves a ton of operational resources and speeds application delivery timelines. Updates are just as simple as the 1st implementation on Appdome. The service covers all app upgrades and F5 customers can create re-usable templates on Appdome (Fusion Sets) to accelerate integration cycles even further. That should make F5 customers very happy.
Figure 1: F5 Anti-Bot Mobile SDK on the Appdome platform.
The F5 Anti-Bot service can be added to any number of mobile apps in combination with Appdome's advanced app hardening feature set, standard everytime you fuse on Appdome.
F5 chose Appdome as the primary solution for customers to implement its new mobile Anti-Bot service. F5 realized that leaving customers only one option, manual SDK integration, was not ideal. Appdome's technology offers speed and efficiency of implementation, as well as the ability to reach more apps with the F5 Anti-Bot Service. F5 customers also get Appdome's advanced app hardening features every time the Anti-Bot SDK is fused to an app. Detect bots. Protect apps. Save Time. The F5-Appdome partnership is a powerful combination.
Figure 2: Appdome in Action at F5 Booth RSA 2018
For additional fees, the F5 Anti-Bot service can be added to mobile apps in combination with other services available on Appdome. Organizations can use Appdome to Fuse (our word for our instant mobile integration technology) the F5 Anti-Bot service to consumer facing apps in combination with features from Appdome Security Suite. F5 customers can also use Appdome to Fuse the Anti-Bot service to internally facing apps along side any EMM/MAM SDK needed for enterprise deployment. Examples of EMM vendor SDKs available on Appdome include BlackBerry Dynamics, AirWatch, MobileIron, IBM MaaS360, Appaloosa, Microsoft Intune, etc. This is just the beginning.
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At Appdome, we're proud to enable best-of-breed mobile integration choices for customers. We’re very excited about Mobile Identity, and even more excited about this new partnership with F5.