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F5's BIG-IP LTM 8900 Application Delivery Controller Wins "People's Choice Award" at Interop Tokyo 2009

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced today that its BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM™) 8900 won the Grand Prize of the "People's Choice Awards" at Interop Tokyo. The People's Choice Awards are voted on by Interop Tokyo attendees, and the award program is designed to recognize the show's best products.

F5's award-winning Application Delivery Controller features the latest version of BIG-IP software (version 10). With BIG-IP v10, customers can easily consolidate application acceleration, security, and optimization in a unified application delivery infrastructure. At Interop Tokyo, the BIG-IP LTM 8900 with v10 was commended for its ability to support organizations' virtualization and cloud computing initiatives.

The BIG-IP LTM 8900 enables organizations to implement a highly scalable and efficient IT infrastructure. By unifying application delivery functions on a single device, the BIG-IP solution enables businesses to reduce operation and management costs, which account for a significant percentage of IT budgets.

The winners of Interop's Best of Show Awards are chosen through an impartial evaluation conducted by experts from the IT industry, and by attendee votes on the products and services of the 300+ Interop Tokyo 2009 exhibitors.

For more details about Interop Tokyo 2009, please visit http://www.interop.jp/en/index.html.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5's vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

F5, VIPRION, and BIG-IP 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.

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