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F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager Awarded Five-Star Rating from SC Magazine

F5 receives highest-possible ranking in SC Magazine product review

SEATTLE – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that F5® BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ (ASM™) has received a five-star rating from SC Magazine. In a review of application security products appearing online and in SC Magazine’s November issue, F5 earned the highest possible marks given by the publication.

SC Magazine’s five-star rating indicates how well the product performed against test criteria. A rating of five stars indicates “outstanding—an A on the product’s report card.”

Within the review, SC Magazine noted that BIG-IP ASM was found “to have a great amount of flexibility when it came to creating policy and policy templates, and it also includes many prebuilt policies right out of the box.” The review went on to state that “the BIG-IP ASM to be a good value for the money,” noting that the solution offers “advanced protection from bots and other web application threats” and “protection against not-so-obvious threats, such as bot detection.”

F5 BIG‑IP ASM is an advanced web application firewall that significantly reduces and mitigates the risk of loss or damage to data, intellectual property, and web applications. BIG‑IP ASM provides unmatched application and website protection, a complete attack expert system, and compliance for key regulatory mandates—all on a platform that consolidates access control and application delivery with network and application acceleration and optimization.

“F5’s BIG-IP Application Security Manager ensures application availability while effectively fighting off multiple types of attacks, including denial-of-service and brute force attacks,” said Mark Vondemkamp, Director of Product Management at F5. “The SC Magazine Five-Star award validates that F5’s BIG-IP Application Security Manager is the top choice among application security products.”

About F5

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to

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About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need in today's fast-paced corporate world. Each month, SC Magazine delivers up-to-date news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. Whether through its monthly magazine, its comprehensive website or live events – such as the SC Awards program, SC Congress New York or SC Congress Canada – readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their businesses overall and meet specific IT security goals at the same time. SC Magazine was selected as 2010 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Become a fan of SC Magazine on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

F5, BIG-IP, Application Security Manager, and ASM are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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