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F5's VIPRION Application Delivery Controller Receives 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

F5's high-performance, scalable hardware platform recognized for outstanding innovation
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has selected the F5® VIPRION ® Application Delivery Controller (ADC) as a winner of its 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

"F5 Networks' VIPRION has been recognized with a 2008 Product of the Year Award for its excellence in the advancement of voice, data, and video communications," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief. "F5 has proven that it is committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor F5's hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

VIPRION is a revolutionary bladed ADC system that consolidates networking and security functionality, superior processing power, load balancing, and application delivery service virtualization into a shared, highly scalable chassis. It is the industry's first ADC that scales seamlessly to address organizations' evolving business needs without sacrificing manageability or simplicity. VIPRION features top-end ADC performance four times greater than that of any competitive product on the market.

"We're extremely proud to have VIPRION receive this prestigious award from TMC," said Jason Needham, Sr. Director of Product Management at F5. "VIPRION addresses a real need in the marketplace, providing a powerful and scalable platform with best-in-class security and optimization capabilities. VIPRION enables enterprises, service providers, and other organizations with high traffic volumes to implement a sustainable Application Delivery Networking growth strategy."

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2008 were selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement.

About VIPRION

The VIPRION Application Delivery Controller's (ADC) innovative chassis and blade architecture extends the power of the F5 BIG-IP® product family, and is an ideal solution for enterprises and service providers seeking to scale their application delivery infrastructure while keeping device configuration and management simple. Unlike other ADC platforms, performance blades can be added on-demand as network environments and applications require increased processing power. As blades are added, management of the device remains simple, since all blades operate together in a unified solution. And individual blades can be installed or removed without network disruption, as VIPRION automatically reroutes traffic to the other blades.

Due to VIPRION's industry-leading ADC performance, the solution is ideal for companies seeking to leverage next-generation networking capabilities such as IPTV, VoIP, and other Web 2.0 technologies. Learn more by visiting www.f5.com/products/hardware/viprion.html.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions , INTERNET TELEPHONY , Unified Communications , and NGN Magazine . TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet is ranked as 2,921 in Quantcast's Top U.S. Sites placing TMCnet in the top .03% most visited Web sites in the US. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference, Digium|Asterisk World, and Communications Developer Conference. For more information about the awards, go to www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2009/05/14/4181002.htm.

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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