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F5 Honors Channel Partners of the Year in the Americas

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced its 2010 Channel Partners of the Year Awards for the Americas region. The award program commends F5 partners that best demonstrate superior account management through identifying and pursuing sales opportunities, providing technical resources for customers and prospects, and staying current on the latest technologies in the F5® solution portfolio.

“As the recognized leader in Application Delivery Networking, F5 is committed to developing strong relationships with resellers and solution providers to help customers maximize the value of IT investments,” said Steve McChesney, VP of Channel Sales for the Americas at F5. “By working closely with partners and leveraging their specific areas of expertise, we’re able to increase the efficiency of sales engagements, streamline product education activities, and drive successful joint marketing efforts. We’re proud to honor this year’s winners, and we look forward to their continued success.”

In determining the winners, F5 examined the results each partner achieved during 2010. Partners’ pre- and post-sales technical resources, engagement strategies, and marketing activities were also taken into account. The honorees represent 2010’s top performers within F5’s robust network of North and South American partners. They will also be recognized at the F5 Agility 2011 partner summit this summer.

Winners of F5’s 2010 Channel Partner Awards for the Americas include:

“F5’s partner ecosystem provides a solid foundation for success, and these organizations and individuals delivered compelling results in 2010,” added McChesney. “Through F5’s global UNITY program, we offer attractive partnership opportunities and unique programs that help partners strengthen client accounts and drive sales. As a proof point of the effectiveness of our partnership efforts, we’re delighted by the number of leading organizations that have teamed with us to implement agile IT solutions and provide enhanced value to customers.”

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 www.f5.com.

F5 and ARX 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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