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F5® Traffix™ Launches Diameter Signaling SDN-Ready Solution



  F5® Traffix™ Launches Diameter Signaling SDN-Ready Solution

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 26, 2013

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that its latest software
release of the Traffix^™ Signaling Delivery Controller^™ (SDC^™) product is
optimized for software defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV) architectures. Many leading telecom network operators
have acknowledged SDN concepts and initiated a new standards group for
virtualization of network functions as a part of ETSI (European
Telecommunication Standards Institute). F5 delivers Diameter and control plane
solutions that have the ability to run in virtualized environments with
increased programmability and integration with network orchestration systems.
F5 solutions provide core technology that helps service providers transition
their networks from a 2G/3G to a 4G LTE all-IP infrastructure.

“NFV and SDN appeal to service providers, promising reduced hardware costs and
increased flexibility,” said David Snow, Principal Analyst at Current
Analysis. “F5’s experience with high-scale service provider networks and
virtualized infrastructures adds a degree of momentum to its new SDC
‘SDN-ready’ signaling offering as the market ramps up for SDN Diameter
signaling solutions.”

“F5’s Traffix SDC solutions have been deployed at more than 25
locations—including tier 1 carriers and service providers—because customers
demand the reliability and performance of a mature and proven Diameter
product,” said Ben Volkow, VP of Product Development at F5. “In addition, the
Traffix SDC now offers service providers the ability to automate and program
the network dynamically and realize NFV capabilities to bring network elements
to x86-based server infrastructures. Service providers can now leverage our
SDN/NFV-ready SDC signaling solution to benefit from simpler and faster
network changes, reduced complexity and costs, and maximum business agility.”

F5 enables service providers to optimize, scale, and simplify their service
architectures and monetize their layer 4–7 networks with new
revenue-generating application services. The F5^® Traffix^™ SDC^™ is the
market’s most mature Diameter routing, load balancing, and connectivity
solution supporting service providers’ ability to control and manage LTE
network signaling.

The SDN/NFV-ready solution features:

  * Support for the leading servers on the market, enabling operators to
    leverage the same infrastructure for multiple network services. The
    platform is virtualization-ready with the ability to run on both VMware
    ESX and KVM hypervisors.
  * A unique scripting capability and a new API to enable operators to program
    and automate policy-based configuration changes based upon the changing
    signaling and network conditions. This allows them to abstract the
    business logic from the device configuration in a programmatic manner.

F5’s data and signaling experts will be at Mobile World Congress in Hall 6,
Booth #E120. To schedule a meeting with an F5 representative, please visit the
registration page.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps
organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with
the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and
applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s
largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer
brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect
their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn
more at www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks and @f5csp on Twitter or visit us on Facebook
for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete
listing of F5 community sites, please visit
www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.

F5, Traffix, Signaling Delivery Controller, and SDC are trademarks or service
marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product
and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to future
events or future financial performance that involve risks and uncertainties.
Such statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will,"
"should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates,"
"predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of such terms or
comparable terms. These statements are only predictions and actual results
could differ materially from those anticipated in these statements based upon
a number of factors including those identified in the company's filings with
the SEC.

Contact:

F5 Networks, Inc.
Alane Moran, 206-272-6850
a.moran@f5.com
or
F5 Networks (EMEA)
Nick Bowman, +44 7841 673378
n.bowman@f5.com
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