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F5 Announces New iRules OnDemand Service for Rapid Development of iRules Scripting

Service gives customers fast access to iRules scripting; reinforces F5's continued commitment to help customers and partners maximize their investment

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced its iRules OnDemand service to complement existing resources available to customers and partners using F5's powerful iRules scripting language...

iRules' pervasiveness continues to grow worldwide due to the proven power and flexibility it gives F5 customers and partners facing unique application delivery challenges. Globally, F5's partners and customers use iRules in their respective environments to address complex application challenges related to switching and routing, request/response transformation, persistence, security filtering, and other functions that leverage the unique full-proxy capabilities of F5's versatile TMOS architecture. iRules currently saves organizations weeks and even months of highly specialized development effort to resolve complex application delivery challenges.

"F5 is committed to providing a wide range of resources to help our customers and partners get the most out of iRules. In addition to DevCentral - F5's global community of over 11,000 members featuring free development tools like the - F5 provides a variety of options across the entire iRules design and development lifecycle," said Jeff Browning, Director of Product Management, Integration Tools at F5 Networks. "The new iRules OnDemand service, designed to help organizations who are either resource-constrained or need rapid assistance, provides yet another way for users and partners to benefit from the power of iRules."

"iRules OnDemand supplies custom-developed iRules to address the specific and unique needs of each customer," said Karin Tansey, Product Manager, Services at F5 Networks. "iRules provides an infinite number of permutations to shape the applications and environments they run in, because a 'one size fits all' approach isn't realistic for the goals of our customers' varied applications and the networks they operate in. Our Professional Consultants ensure that a custom iRule meets the customer's specific goals and objectives."

Highlights of the service include:

  • Fast access and turn around. Because iRules OnDemand is designed to quickly address iRule development needs, F5 is able to respond to the request to develop an iRule within one business day.
  • Customer convenience. A brief web request form initiates your request. Because iRules OnDemand is provided remotely, specialized service is available without travel costs.
  • Access to experts. All Professional Consultants have completed F5 certification courses and have real-world experience optimizing company products with iRules.
  • Improved ROI. Leveraging iRules to optimize network applications can dramatically decrease your ongoing costs of operations and maintenance. Even short iRules scripts can deliver a large ROI.

For more information on iRules OnDemand, or to fill out a Service Request Form, please visit

About iRules

iRules, an exclusive application-fluent F5 technology, are customizable commands that leverage the power of F5's unique TMOS architecture. iRules help define how F5 products secure, optimize, and deliver any bi-directional IP application traffic or flow, giving customers complete and granular control over their application traffic. Based on the popular Tool Command Language (TCL) and F5-specific extensions, iRules enable enterprises, service providers, and e-businesses to offload costly application functions that previously had to be performed by the applications themselves. With so many distributed applications, this centralized functional capability saves customers a tremendous amount of development work and can ensure successful application implementations without having to change the network or the application.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 10,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to

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