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F5 Helps Users of Mekusharim Social Networking Site Get Connected

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Israel's largest social networking website Mekusharim (literally translated: "Connected"), part of the Walla! Media Group, has implemented the F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to provide high availability and quick access for up to 100,000 daily visitors to its site.

Mekusharim, a previous F5 customer, extended its investment in F5 by implementing an additional BIG-IP LTM device to address the growing numbers of users visiting the website. The BIG-IP system has the ability to balance extremely high traffic loads and greatly accelerate web application access times. The solution also allows failovers to back up systems within fractions of a second, resulting in high levels of availability in the event of system overload or when servers or applications malfunction.

"We have implemented F5's Application Delivery Networking solution to improve the user experience of our customer base," said Viki Glam, IT Manager and Founder of Mekusharim. "The BIG-IP LTM platform has proved itself over time and suits our requirements perfectly. The growing number of Mekusharim users in recent months-combined with the prospect of many more joining our network-means that we'll need the additional scalability that BIG-IP LTM provides."

"Every website that experiences high traffic levels and large numbers of visits needs to load balance and optimize incoming traffic to ensure response times meet user expectations," said Gad Elkin, Country Manager, Israel at F5. "F5's unique platform enables IT agility and provides improved service levels for high-volume web applications of all kinds."

About BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

The BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is 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 business. For more information on the BIG-IP product family, please visit

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5's vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to

F5, BIG-IP, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, and iRules 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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