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F5 Networks Earns Top Rankings in NWjobs 'People's Picks' and KING 5 TV's Best of Western Washington Awards

F5 recognized as Seattle's #1 large company and #1 high-tech company by NWjobs; Cited as a 'Best Place to Work' in award sponsored by KING 5's Evening Magazine

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it was voted No. 1 in four categories for the annual People's Picks awards sponsored by NWjobs, the job listing service of the Puget Sound area's two major newspapers, the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Additionally, F5 finished second in the voting for the best place to work in the 2008 Best of Western Washington awards, sponsored by NBC affiliate KING 5 TV.

In the NWjobs People's Picks awards, F5 earned first place nods in these categories: Favorite Large Seattle-Area Company, Favorite High Tech Company, Most Unusual Perks, and Coolest Office Space. F5 was also named a finalist in the following categories: Best Benefits, Favorite Office Party, Most Eco-Friendly, and Most Family-Friendly.

According to the NWjobs results, "If we were to draw up the ideal Northwest company, it might look a lot like high-tech company F5 Networks ... It's pretty simple: Employees at F5 Networks love their jobs. The high-tech company, which develops application delivery networks, encourages collaboration and fosters team spirit through a supportive management staff and companywide interest groups."

Polling for the People's Pick awards was conducted from September 28 through October 22. For more information on the winning companies and finalists in each category, please visit: http://marketplace.nwsource.com/job/peoplespicks/2008/index.cfm

Each year, KING 5's Evening Magazine sponsors the Best of Western Washington awards. For 2008, F5 finished second in the category of Best Place To Work. To determine the winners, site visitors cast their votes between September 15 and October 13, with the top five finishers receiving recognition. More information on the awards is available at: http://best.king5.com/winners/best-of-western-washington/2336/where-we-live/place-to-work

"We're extremely proud to consistently be singled out as one of the best employers in the region," said Dan Matte, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5. "Awards like these are a great testament to the work we do and to our employees, who continue to deliver top-notch results and make F5 a great place to work. We strive to create unique employee programs that recognize the excellence of our workforce. And we've seen the enthusiasm of our employees translate into industry-leading innovation and a superior experience for our customers."

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 optimizes applications, delivers application reliability, and protects the application and network. Enterprise organizations, service providers and Web 2.0 content providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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