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F5 Networks Enhances Its Portfolio with Oracle Solutions; Achieves Oracle Validated Integration for BIG-IP with Three Oracle Applications

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV),the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that it has completed validated integration testing of its BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager(LTM) and WebAcceleratorproducts with Oracle applications, through the Oracle® PartnerNetwork Application Integration Architecture for Partners (AIAP) initiative.

F5 achieved Oracle Validated Integration for BIG-IP LTM and WebAccelerator with Oracle® E-Business Suite 12.0, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, and Oracle's Siebel CRM 8.0. By choosing Oracle Validated Integration solutions, customers can be confident that these F5/Oracle product integrations: have been tested and validated as functionally and technically sound; are integrated with Oracle Applications in a reliable, standards-based way; and that the integrations operate and perform as documented.

These validations, completed through the AIAP initiative, build on F5's existing portfolio of solutions for Oracle applications, which help Oracle customers optimize their application infrastructures for better user experience, productivity, and return on investment.

Supporting Details

  • F5's BIG-IP solutions - F5® BIG-IP® solutions enhance the role of the network in application environments and are designed, engineered, tested, and documented for integration with popular enterprise applications in a variety of real-world deployment scenarios.
  • Application availability - BIG-IP LTM integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, and Siebel CRM 8.0 enables efficient distribution of traffic and boosts availability by monitoring server health.
  • Enhanced web content delivery - BIG-IP WebAccelerator integration enhances web content delivery by ensuring efficient use of bandwidth and preventing repetitive or duplicate data from being served to users, helping to speed up the first and subsequent visits to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, and Siebel CRM 8.0 applications.

Supporting Quotes

"Validation through Oracle PartnerNetwork Application Integration Architecture for Partners gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Applications and complementary partner solutions have been tested and work together as designed," said Kevin O'Brien, Senior Director, ISV and SaaS Strategy at Oracle. "This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. We're pleased to validate the integrations of BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager(LTM) and WebAcceleratorwith Oracle applications."

"We're proud of our longstanding relationship with Oracle," said Calvin Rowland, VP, Application Partner Program at F5. "Validation through the AIAP initiative places a seal of approval on the success we've had integrating BIG-IP® products with Oracle applications. Integrations between F5® solutions and Oracle help customers reduce CapEx and OpEx costs associated with application deployment and boost business performance."

About the Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative

Validation through Oracle PartnerNetwork Application Integration Architecture for Partners gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Applications and complementary partner solutions have been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Validation through this initiative applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software to Oracle Applications products, including productized repeatable integrations from system integrators. Oracle provides tools, resources and training to assist partners in the integration. Partners who have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use the "Integrated with Oracle" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/partnerships/isv/integration/search.html.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 21,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest business software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. For more information, go to http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com.

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, BIG-IP, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, and WebAccelerator are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

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