F5® Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

  F5® Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery

        Analyst firm evaluates Application Delivery Controller market

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 08, 2012

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery
Networking (ADN), today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc.
in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery
Controllers (ADCs), [LINK] published October 30, 2012.

“Enterprises and service providers rely on F5 to help solve extremely
challenging issues, including application and data security, managing access
to critical web-based applications—on premises or in the cloud—and coping with
the explosion of data traffic from increased mobile usage,” said Dan Matte,
EVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5 Networks. “F5 has always taken
a holistic approach to tackling application delivery challenges versus
addressing problems in isolation. We continue to deliver on the promise of our
TMOS^® architecture as an intelligent services platform, providing a crucial
building block for delivering dynamic services that are always secure, fast,
and available.”

As defined by Gartner, “ADCs provide functions that optimize enterprise
application environments. Enterprises use ADCs to optimize reliability,
end-user performance, data center resources use and security for a variety of
enterprise applications.”^1

Additional Resources

  *Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers
  *Top Considerations When Choosing an ADC – White Paper

^1Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers,” October

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About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN),
helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full
value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5^® solutions
help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the
infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give
users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their
corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables
F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control”
across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give
customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions,
deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and
services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online
companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive
business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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