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F5 Agility EMEA 2016: Partner of the Year Award Winners Celebrated at Annual Conference

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced its 2016 Agility Partner Awards for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The awards were presented at F5 Agility EMEA, the company’s annual customer and partner conference, to those partners which have demonstrated exemplary performance in business growth, customer focus and technical excellence.

Agility Partner Award Winners

  • Dimension Data: Dimension Data’s 30 years of services experience, coupled with F5’s technology and product expertise, makes for a formidable combination. The strength of this partnership has helped many leading global organisations to solve some of the most complex network performance challenges, making Dimension Data a deserved EMEA Partner of the Year.
  • Westcon EMEA: This partnership has gone from strength to strength in the past year, leading to joint success in new accounts and revenue growth. Westcon EMEA wins the award for EMEA Distributor of the Year for the second year running.
  • NTT Com Security: NTT Com Security boasts an extremely high level of F5 technical expertise to consistently exceed customer expectations. It is an outstanding pick as F5’s Customer Support Partner of the Year.
  • SFR Business Solutions: SFR Business Solutions has been a proud partner of F5 for 10 years, and its focus on delivering comprehensive security solutions makes it F5’s Security Partner of the Year.

Additional winners:

  • Securelink Belgium (Special Security Achievement)
  • ATOS (MSP Partner of the Year)
  • BETA IT (Innovator of the Year)
  • Infrasis (Deal of the Year)
  • CDW Ltd (Rising Star of the Year)
  • WIRD AG, Advanced IP and Open Networks (ONG) (Special Achievement Awards)

SUPPORTING QUOTES

“We are delighted that the F5 team has chosen us as their EMEA partner of the year. We work extremely hard to make sure our customers have the best possible solutions in place to innovate and grow. This award recognises the significant effort that goes into making sure our customers have an exceptional experience, and a partnership with F5 which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Stefaan Hinderyckx, Director Europe – Networking, Dimension Data

“It has been a brilliant year for Westcon and we now distribute F5’s innovative and market leading technologies in more than 15 countries across EMEA. This award demonstrates our strategic planning, focus and alignment with F5 across the entire European market, and can also be credited to some particularly successful initiatives from the UK, German and Swedish teams.”

Willem De Haan, SVP Central Europe & EMEA Security Solutions, WestconGroup

“New technology helps our customers to solve more problems, but it can also create some new challenges. We have been determined to build a high number of F5 technical certifications that help us to provide our customers with the best possible support. We are absolutely thrilled that our commitment to helping businesses achieve their goals has been recognised with this award.”

Claudio Camerino, Managing Consultant - Application & Data, NTT Com Security

“We have a long history with F5 and are extremely proud to win an award which recognises our commitment to security. Protecting against cyber threats is a growing priority for most enterprises, and we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional F5 consultancy skills in the security marketplace.”

Jean-Michel Lafine, IDF Technical Director Security, SFR Business Solutions

“In the past year we have continued to expand on our offerings to customers, delivering new security products to the market and enabling on-demand access to key solutions.  None of this would have been possible without our incredible partner community. We would like to congratulate all this year’s winners and their relentless pursuit to deliver excellence for our customers.”

Michael Schoenrock, Director, Channel Sales EMEA, F5

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