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F5 Announces Telstra as New GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner

Partnership to create additional revenue opportunities for data networking and network security solutions provider

SYDNEY, AUGUST 21, 2015 F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it welcomes Telstra as a new GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner. Telstra is one of Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services companies with a diverse range of customers, including consumers, small business, large enterprises and government organisations, offering data networking and network security solutions and services.

F5’s GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner Program, which was launched in February 2013, aims to help partners with consulting and professional services capabilities, drive deeper sales engagements, higher margins and more strategic customer relationships.

The program recognises best-in-class channel partners, who exhibit strong skills in the deployment of F5 solutions, rewarding them with additional resources and support in the areas of education, sales enablement and endorsement. 

“This partnership demonstrates our continued investment in our channel partners, including Telstra who have the expertise to successfully deploy and optimise F5 solutions to provide high value to customers,” said Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific, F5 Networks.

Additional benefits that Telstra will receive by being a GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner include access to best practices, support in creating packaged offerings, on-request assistance from F5® Professional Services, early availability of F5 product technical training and discounts on training and certification exams.

“We look forward to working more closely with F5 to provide an unrivalled consulting service for our customers by taking advantage of the benefits available through the GUARDIAN® program. F5 is a key partner of ours and by being part of this program we can provide the most advanced F5 offerings in the market. Together with F5’s technologies, our range of data networking and network security solutions and services deliver undeniable value to both existing and future customers,” said Craig Joyce – Director of Advanced Technology Practice at Telstra.

F5’s GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner Program is an extension of the F5 UNITY program. Partners must be a UNITY Gold or Platinum Partner and comply with a set of qualifications to be considered a GUARDIAN® Professional Services Partner.

To participate in the GUARDIAN® program, interested partners should contact their F5 Channel Account Manager or submit an inquiry to To learn more about the F5 UNITY partner program, visit


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About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data centre orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to

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