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F5 Networks Named a Leader in the SSL VPN Market by Top Technology Analyst Firm

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the leading provider of Application Traffic Management products, today announced that Forrester Research, a foremost IT analyst research firm, has named F5 Networks a Leader in its latest report 'Making SSL VPNs a Strategic Part of Your Network'. F5 was one of eight Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) vendors invited to participate in Forrester's study, which focuses on helping enterprises differentiate and choose the right SSL VPN solution.

"We are pleased that Forrester has acknowledged F5 as a Leader in a highly competitive SSL VPN market," said Dore Rosenblum, Director of Product Marketing at F5 Networks. "FirePass' strong market standing is a reflection of the product's mature technology, which has proven to effectively address the IT and end-user pain points associated with enterprises remote access. In addition, FirePass is backed by a global company with a superior track record of being a leading innovator and financially solid."

About FirePass Controller

The FirePass Controller is a powerful SSL VPN solution that provides a comprehensive and flexible approach to providing secure, ubiquitous application access to all employees and business partners. This improves efficiencies across the board, including increased productivity, availability and application security, at the lowest cost of ownership. Key capabilities include full network access for mobile workers with laptops; comprehensive browser-based access to corporate and desktop applications for all employees from any web-enabled device, such as home PCs, kiosks, PDAs, and cell phones; and selective application access for partners. The FirePass controller integrates with existing security infrastructure and delivers a highly available and scalable solution for secure application access.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks keeps IP-based traffic flowing and business information always available to any user from any device, anywhere in the world. Our products ensure secure and reliable access to servers and the applications that run on them. F5 also provides tools to automate communications between applications and the network, eliminating tedious, manual processes.

As the pioneers of intelligent load balancing, F5's continued innovations help businesses optimize and protect their IT investments. Our mission is to ensure the availability, scalability, performance, and security of IT resources that enterprises require to successfully do business. Over 6,000 enterprises and service providers rely on F5 solutions to keep their businesses running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information go to www.f5.com

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