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F5 Introduces New FirePass 1200 SSL VPN Product

New FirePass platform delivers easy, secure remote access for small to medium-sized enterprises and branch offices

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the availability of its FirePass ® 1200 platform. The FirePass 1200 appliance introduces a new, cost-effective addition to F5's SSL VPN product family, which also includes the award-winning 4100 platform.

The FirePass 1200 platform offers secure remote access and can be licensed for 10 to 100 concurrent users, with upgrades in this range available without an additional hardware purchase. This system is powerful and attractively priced to enable small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and branch offices to increase their user numbers in accordance with their individual business needs.

FirePass 1200's purpose-built appliance delivers industry-leading ease of use and manageability with tools such as its Visual Policy Editor. Other key attributes include:

  • Stringent security - Integrated endpoint security capabilities such as protected workspace and a unique virtual keyboard for key logger protection
  • Ultimate flexibility - Built-in support for all SSL VPN access modes including network-level VPN access and granular access to specific web-based and client/server applications
  • Broad application support - Clientless support for common applications such as OWA, iNotes, Terminal Services, and Windows Files

"FirePass 1200's scalable and feature-loaded design provides SMEs and branch offices with essential flexibility at an attractive price," said Ameet Dhillon, Director of Product Management at F5 Networks. "This new FirePass system provides a strong foundation for businesses to scale their technology as they grow."

The new FirePass 1200 platform replaces the FirePass 1000 series, and is RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substance) compliant.


The FirePass 1200 platform is available today.

About the FirePass SSL VPN Product

F5's award-winning FirePass product enables enterprises to provide secure access to corporate resources using any web-enabled device and over a range of access networks, regardless of location. With FirePass, organizations benefit from superior ease of use and management, integrated endpoint security and optimized performance and scalability. FirePass also offers the industry's only Visual Policy Editor, open Application Programming Interface (API), and Software Developer's Kit (SDK) to reduce the total cost of ownership through simplified management and increased automation. And with F5, customers can be ensured of complete business continuity by deploying F5's global traffic management product with F5's SSL VPN solution.

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, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 10,000 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

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