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F5 ARX System Named 2008 Green IT Product by China Center for Information Industry Development

China's foremost government-linked IT authority honors ARX solutions for enabling companies to limit their environmental impact with virtualization

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its ARX® file virtualization solution has been named a 2008 Green IT Product by the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), the country's foremost government-linked IT authority.

The award was granted at the recently held China Network Management Convention, jointly hosted by CCID, China Computer Users Association (CCUA), and the China Green IT Promotion Alliance (CGIPA). A group of technical experts from these organizations carried out strict evaluations to determine the best-of-breed IT products in the Chinese market.

"We are very honored to accept this prestigious award for our cutting-edge file virtualization platform," said Francis Zhang, Managing Director at F5 China. "F5's ARX file virtualization solution is a proven technology that lessens the environmental impact of corporate data centers. For instance, it allows enterprises to virtualize or 'pool' their existing file storage resources, resulting in dramatically improved storage capacity utilization. This translates into reduced power consumption and substantial storage management cost-savings for organizations."

F5® ARX intelligent file virtualization solutions simplify and automate the management of file data. These high-performance, enterprise-class devices provide a powerful suite of storage management policies that eliminate the business and applications disruptions associated with data migration, storage tiering, data replication, and storage load balancing.

About CCID

China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) is under China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. CCID is China's authoritative body to provide IT market research, product testing, print media and online media, consultation and research. It has more than 2000 staff people, with over 80 doctorates and more than 200 masters dedicated for IT market consultation.

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 optimizes applications, delivers application reliability, and protects the application and network. Enterprise organizations, service providers and Web 2.0 content 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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