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Solution Profile | Financial ServicesFIX Protocol: Achieving Low Latencyand Content-Based RoutingThe Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol has become the language that global Key featuresfinancial markets use to communicate trading information among buy- and sell-side firms • FPGA Hardware Acceleration—and trading platforms. In trading, speed is a competitive advantage and delays can be Delivers predictable latency as low ascostly. Transactions need to occur within microseconds to meet customer expectations. 5 microseconds
These demanding trading environments require low latency/low jitter, high availability, • Content Validation and Routing—security, and the flexibility to steer traffic based on content. Supporting complex Ensures messages conform to protocol standards and steers connectionsarchitectures—such as dedicated FIX engines for multi-tenant trading applications— based on sender
requires an understanding of the FIX protocol to parse and control the messages
• FIX Protocol Tag Substitution—With two decades of proven experience making networked applications perform better Maps user-defined tags and translatesand more securely, F5 trading solutions are optimized in hardware with FPGAs. They client messages to company standards
ensure predictable, low latency to deliver market-leading FIX performance and control. • High-Speed Logging—Provides insight for troubleshooting and audit capabilities
Transactions with 5 Microseconds of Latency • Load Balancing—Distributes client load across multiple servers to increaseF5 solutions optimize application delivery for FIX applications by providing predictable availability and scale
forwarding latency along with the industry’s fastest firewall. F5’s hardware-acceleratedFPGA forwards data packets faster than traditional methods bound by CPU to ensure Key benefitsthis predictable low latency. Load balancing services achieve high availability to ensure • High Availability of FIX Applications—that a failure won’t impact transactions
Improves trading resilience regardlessThe integrated, high-performance network firewall and SSL protect the entire trading of server failure
environment and scale to perform under the most demanding conditions. By combining • Low Latency and Jitter—firewall security and high performance together on one platform, the solution eliminates Optimizes performance of time-the need for multiple point solutions that increase latency, overhead, and costs. sensitive applications to increase competitiveness and revenue
Performance test results show that the F5 platform processes transactions in as low as 5 • Flexible, Content-Based FIXmicroseconds of latency—performing five times faster than other solutions that combine Routing—Uses a powerful, built-inload balancing and firewall services. FIX protocol engine to modify and route FIX messages according toFPGA hardware acceleration is available on select hardware platforms, including BIG-IP 5000, business needs
7000, and 10000 series appliances and VIPRION B4300, B2200, and B2100 series blades
• Consolidation and Reduced Latency—Consolidates load balancing and firewall services to reduce latencyContent-Based Routing for FIX introduced by multiple devices
The F5 solution includes the FIX Protocol Profile, which provides intelligence and control • Compliance and Auditingthat can be customized according to business logic. Using a thorough understanding of Information—Tracks information related to trading orders received andhow the FIX protocol is structured, F5 provides content-based routing, message validation, executed
and tag substitution
Solution Profile | Financial ServicesContent-based routing directs FIX messages based upon the Sender Comp ID. It parses Learn morethe Sender ID from the message and then directs it to the appropriate pool of servers
For more information about F5 low-Validation ensures that messages conform to protocol standards to prevent FIX engines latency solutions for FIX, please seefrom hanging or locking on malformed messages. FIX tag substitution maps a custom the following resources or visit f5.com
tag number from one company to a custom tag number from another company for thesame type of information, enabling the transfer of information without the need to modify Case Studyapplications
Eze Software Ensures Resiliency and Security for High-Speed Institutional Financial Transactions Investors Trading/Exchange SenderID=Client1 SenderID=Client1 TAG: 8000=abc Product Information TAG: 5500=abc Content Validation and Routing + FIX Protocol Tag Substitution BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager + Network Address Translation F5 Hardware Platforms Client 1 Client 1 FIX Engine FIX Engine Seamless address Routes Datasheets translation message + SSL encryption based on SenderID=Client2 SenderID=Client2 BIG-IP Platform SenderID TAG: 8000=xyz BIG-IP System Hardware TAG: 6001=xyz + Advanced Protocol License VIPRION Hardware FIX Protocol Tag Substitution Client 2 Client 2 FIX Engine FIX Engine SenderID=Client1 SenderID=Client1 TAG 5500 ➞ 8000 TAG: 5500=abc TAG: 8000=abc SenderID=Client2 SenderID=Client2 TAG 6001 ➞ 8000 TAG: 6001=xyz TAG: 8000=xyz BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Simplified Business Models GOOD BETTER BEST + Advanced Protocol LicenseThe F5 solution controls traffic based on message content and substitutes FIX tags without requiringmodification of applications
F5 offers financial institutions using the FIX protocol a solution to make FIX trading secure,fast, and available. By providing high-speed performance, control and firewall servicestogether, F5 helps financial institutions protect and ensure the competitiveness of theirdemanding trading environments
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The F5 solution includes the FIX Protocol Profile, which provides intelligence and control that can be customized according to business logic. Using a thorough understanding of how the FIX …
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