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401 Elliott Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

United States

Phone: 206-272-5555

Fax: 206-272-5556

F5 Networks, Inc. engages in developing and providing software-defined application services. The company’s main technology is a full-proxy, programmable, massively-scalable software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System). The TMOS platform supports an array of features and functions designed to ensure that applications accessible over Internet Protocol (IP) networks are secure, fast and available. Its TMOS-based application services include local and global traffic management, network and application security, access management, Web acceleration and other network and application services. The company’s hardware products include BIG-IP family of appliances and a line of scalable VIPRION systems. These purpose-built devices integrate industry-standard components, such as general-purpose processors and FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays). Solutions The company’s integrated family of TMOS-based network and application services are software products that run on purpose-built hardware and are also available as virtual (software-only) editions. These products function as strategic points of control in IP networks, inspecting, modifying and directing traffic to optimize the security, availability and delivery of applications and data to any user, anywhere. The company’s LineRate technology supports similar functionality in software-only solutions designed to meet the specialized needs of software-defined data centers. Its Traffix diameter signaling and routing devices address the needs of service providers by enabling communications among the elements of their legacy infrastructures and their evolving packet-based 4G/LTE networks and data centers. Application Delivery The company offers solutions that include application security, secure remote access, firewall protection, WAN optimization, access policy management, carrier grade NAT, diameter signaling policy enforcement, and fraud detection, opening up large opportunities in various adjacent markets. Many of the features and functions that differentiate the company’s products are built into TMOS, its full-proxy operating system. Others are available as software modules that run on TMOS or as TMOS-based virtual editions. Software The core of the company’s application delivery technology is TMOS. The full-proxy characteristics of the TMOS architecture enable the company’s products to intercept, inspect and act on the contents of traffic from every type of IP-enabled application. In addition, the modularity of the TMOS architecture allows the company to deliver integrated solutions that secure, optimize and ensure the availability of applications and the networks they run on. iCall is a control plane scripting framework that provides the ability to define data plane events, such as threshold breaches and adjust the behavior of the company’s products accordingly. iCall enables administrators to react to specified data plane events by executing services on the management plane. It can also be used periodically to manage backups or repopulate DNS, or to provide regularly scheduled services, such as configuration audits. ScaleN is a set of three capabilities that enhance the flexibility of the company’s products: Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP) allows customers to cluster and aggregate multiple virtual editions and processors (cores) within BIG-IP appliances or VIPRION chassis products. Virtual CMP (vCMP) enables the creation of separate virtual application delivery controllers within an appliance or chassis, each running a separate instance of TMOS with a different configuration and assigned to a different application. Device Service Clustering (DSC) gives customers the ability to group devices and services across an array of application delivery controllers (BIG-IP appliances, VIPRION chassis, or virtual editions). Devices can be added to or removed from a DSC without disrupting application services, and application services can be independently managed within the cluster. TMOS also includes a number of new security features that enhance the ability of the company’s products to protect and hide networks and applicatio


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