F5BI-LT-000029 - The BIG-IP Core implementation must be configured to limit the number of concurrent sessions to an organization-defined number for virtual servers - Connection Limit Rate

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Network element management includes the ability to control the number of users and user sessions that utilize a network element. Limiting the number of current sessions per user is helpful in limiting risks related to DoS attacks.

This requirement addresses concurrent sessions for information system accounts and does not address concurrent sessions by single users via multiple system accounts.

The organization-defined number of concurrent sessions must be the same as the requirements specified for the application for which it serves as intermediary.

This policy only applies to application gateways/firewalls (e.g., identity management or authentication gateways) that provide user account services as part of the intermediary services.


If user access control intermediary services are provided, configure the BIG-IP Core as follows:

Configure the appropriate Virtual Server(s) in the BIG-IP LTM module to limit concurrent sessions to the organization-defined number for virtual servers.

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References: 800-53|AC-10, CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000054, Rule-ID|SV-215744r557356_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-LT-000029, STIG-Legacy|SV-74699, STIG-Legacy|V-60269, Vuln-ID|V-215744

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 602cde5c06a0859d988dc9e88ace9117a5128f31a0047cdd427d88652324a54b