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VA Technical Reference Model v 19.10

F5 BIG-Internet Protocol (IP) Domain Name System (DNS)
F5 BIG-Internet Protocol (IP) Domain Name System (DNS) Technology

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Description: F5 BIG-Internet Protocol (IP) Domain Name System (DNS) (formerly BIG-IP Global Traffic Manage) distributes DNS and user application requests based on business policies, data center and cloud service conditions, user location, and application performance. When sites have a volume spike in DNS queries due to legitimate requests or Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks, the technology manages requests with multicore processing and increasing authoritative DNS performance to quickly respond to all queries. The technology provides load balancing, web acceleration and provides security and access control.

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology qualifies for a legally-defined Exception (Back Office) as determined by the Section 508 Office and will not need a 508 assessment prior to being available in the TRM. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.7
Decision Date: 07/23/2019
Aliases: F5 Load Balancer, GTM, F5 Big IP Global Traffic Manager, BI-IP DNS
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: F5
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/23/2019).