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F5 Networks Delivers Webinar Featuring Leading Industry Analyst Firm on Why Application Delivery Networking Enhances and Protects Businesses

Featured analyst Joe Skorupa explains why enterprises must focus on Application Delivery Networks and application fluency to extract the full value of their applications, people, and data

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the availability of a webinar entitled Unlocking the Hidden Value of Your Network, featuring Gartner Research Vice President Joe Skorupa. The webinar focuses on the network's value and explains how Application Delivery Networks yield compelling application performance and security advantages while enabling growth opportunities as well-even in challenging economic times. Upon attending this webinar, viewers will learn how ADN enables enterprises to do more with less. Key topics include:

  • Unlocking ADN's latent capabilities to improve business agility, efficiency, and security
  • How to leverage ADN to protect/grow business during down cycles
  • How to further leverage your current ADN investment
  • Real use cases that demonstrate how customers benefit from ADN solutions to reduce costs and grow business
  • Gartner recommendations for organizations to reap the benefits of ADN today

"We've entered the era where the network is in fact the corporation," explained Skorupa. "For most companies today, if the network goes down, they cease to exist as a functional entity. And in today's tight economic times, network technologies must do more than just support the business; they actually have to enhance the business by lowering costs and improving agility. For organizations taking this approach, we (Gartner) typically see an ROI for Application Delivery Networks in significantly less than 12 months."

The webinar also champions a new role within the enterprise: Application Delivery Architect. This position underscores the importance of enabling application developers, security teams, and network architects to collaborate for the good of the applications, users, and the business overall. Working together, these disparate teams can unlock the hidden value of the network, as well as take advantage of the consolidation possibilities that ADN offers.

"ADN enables true network agility, which means that customers can have a responsive, flexible, adaptable, and safe environment for their businesses to thrive," said Erik Giesa, VP of Product Management and Marketing at F5. "In today's uncertain market, agility is an imperative for businesses. By tailoring application delivery environments to align with overall business goals, organizations can dramatically improve the success of their application deployments while significantly reducing CapEx and OpEx as well."

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About Joe Skorupa

Joe Skorupa is a Research Vice President at Gartner Research, where he is part of the Communications Research unit. Joe has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise, service provider, and storage networking. He has held a variety of engineering, marketing, and analyst roles at companies such as FORE Systems, Bytex, Motorola, and RHK.

Joe has also been a member of the IEEE802.3 committee for more than eight years, and chaired the 802.3 Network Management Task Force for four years. He was also the recipient of the Gartner Thought Leadership Award in 2005.

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 intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability. Over 16,000 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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