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F5 Application Acceleration and Availability Solutions To Be Made Available Through HP Unit

HP customers can now leverage F5 technology to address growing application performance concerns

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced a relationship with the EMEA Network Solutions unit of HP that provides a defined platform and important new route for F5 to deepen and extend its application optimization and availability offerings for Global 1000 companies facing issues caused by network traffic volume increases.

"Customers are continuing to adopt the browser as the major application delivery vehicle, and SOA platforms and web services in general are becoming increasingly mainstream," said John Williams, Vice President for EMEA at F5, "When allied with HP's leadership and experience in the Global 1000 environment, F5's expertise in alleviating application delivery problems means large enterprises will realize some unique benefits."

"The EMEA Network Solutions business unit at HP helps customers manage and transform their network infrastructures to optimize business outcomes," said David Welsh, Director, EMEA Network Solutions Unit at HP. "We look forward to incorporating F5's offerings into our portfolio as part of our efforts to help these customers achieve maximum performance and availability, and more importantly, minimum time-to-revenue generation."

Supported F5 products in the agreement are initially as follows:

  • BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager
    An Application Delivery Networking system that provides the most intelligent and adaptable solution to secure, optimize, and deliver applications, enabling organizations to effectively and competitively run their businesses.
  • BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager
    Site outages, attacks, and application infrastructure failures are major causes of end-user dissatisfaction, leading to a loss of revenue and clientele. BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager provides high availability, maximum performance, and centralized management for applications running across multiple and globally dispersed data centers.
  • BIG-IP WebAccelerator
    An advanced web application delivery solution that provides a series of intelligent technologies that overcome performance issues involving browsers, web application platforms, and WAN latency. By decreasing page download times, WebAccelerator offloads servers, decreases bandwidth usage, and ensures the productivity of application end users.

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. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications and optimize the data storage layer, F5 extends the power of intelligent networking to all levels of application delivery. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability. Over 16,000 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 www.f5.com.

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