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F5 Networks Named Finalist in 2010 SC Magazine Awards Program

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2010 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in IT security. In the Reader Trust competition, the F5® FirePass® SSL VPN solution was recognized in the Best IPsec/SSL VPN category, while the BIG-IP® Application Security Manager solution was named in the Best Web Application Security Solution category.

"BIG-IP Application Security Manager and FirePass are among today's most respected security products, as chosen by our panel," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Security continues to be a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide, and our readers recognize that companies like F5 are helping them meet their security challenges."

F5's security solutions were selected from over 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories. All finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the Reader Trust Voting Panel, comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium, and small enterprises across major vertical markets.

"Building on the previous year's win for Best Web Application Security Solution, we're excited to once again make SC Magazine's shortlist of the industry's foremost security solutions," said Mark Vondemkamp, Director of Product Management, Security at F5. "F5's flexible application security and remote access solutions provide organizations with the protection and agility they need to safeguard their applications, even as network and user conditions change. As an integrated piece of customers' Application Delivery Networking environments, F5 solutions enable customers to cost-effectively implement comprehensive security on their terms."

About the 2010 SC Awards Program

The annual SC Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies, and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands, and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow. Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in conjunction with the RSA Conference. For more information or to register to attend, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/sc-magazine-awards-2010/section/1053/.

To learn more about F5's award-winning security solutions, please visit www.f5.com/solutions/security/.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire, and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo.

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, FirePass, and Application Security Manager are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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