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BIG-IP Edge Gateway Earns 2011 Readers’ Choice Award from Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com

F5’s unified access and acceleration solution tops Best Secure Remote Access Products category

SEATTLE – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that the F5® BIG-IP® Edge Gateway solution has been recognized as part of the TechTarget® Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, highlighting the industry’s best security products. F5 was named a Gold Winner in the Best Secure Remote Access Products category, finishing above offerings from Juniper and SonicWALL.

“Recognition from industry experts and professionals provides further evidence of the compelling value proposition offered by F5’s security and access solutions,” said Mark Vondemkamp, Director of Product Management, Security at F5. “As enterprises seek to support a broader range of smartphones and tablets, they’re looking for scalable solutions like BIG-IP Edge Gateway that can integrate a number of application services to provide seamless access and an optimized user experience.”

An article announcing award winners on SearchSecurity.com noted that, “Readers gave BIG-IP Edge Gateway high marks for end-user transparency and ease of use. Authentication support was also rated highly by users of the product, in addition to BIG-IP Edge Gateway’s outstanding gateway functions and ease of management and support.”

Details

The 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards program was structured around extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget editors, security technology experts, and the TechTarget User Advisory board—made up of chief security officers from major U.S. corporations—to define the appropriate categories and criteria that encompass critical security technologies and functionality.

Following this determination, TechTarget then asked more than 1,500 readers—largely composed of information security executives and managers—to assess and rate products they deploy within their organizations from a listing of more than 360 products. Based on their cumulative responses, the judging panel selected Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners in each of the 14 security product categories.

BIG-IP Edge Gateway combines remote access VPN, site-to-site VPN, SoftWOC, web acceleration, and WAN optimization services on a single, easy to manage device. The solution secures and accelerates application delivery to remote office and mobile users. BIG-IP Edge Gateway can scale to support more than 1,000 logins per second and up to 60,000 concurrent user sessions, with greater than 10 Gbps of SSL VPN throughput.

For more information on F5’s win in TechTarget’s Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, please visit: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/magazineContent/Best-secure-remote-access-products-2011

About F5

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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