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F5 Networks Opening New Office in Russia

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it is extending its sales, services and support offerings to the Russian market. As part of F5’s expansion into Russia, value-added resellers CTI and IBS have joined the F5 UNITY partner program as Gold Partners, certified to consult, sell and support F5 technologies. In addition, CompTek has been selected by F5 as a distribution partner for Russia.

“In a country that enjoys Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market growth that is amongst the highest in the world, there are great opportunities for F5 in the Russian market,” said Thorsten Freitag, Senior Vice President, Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa for F5. “F5 has a stellar reputation for securing and optimizing the delivery of web-based applications for the leading customer brands worldwide, and our aim is to extend these benefits to Russian businesses.”

F5 maintains operations in more than 50 countries around the globe, and remains on a growth path as it continues to develop innovative technologies. Important markets for the company include security, carrier service providers, as well as various vertical industries such as financial services, healthcare, and government. By virtue of having one of its technology testing locations in Tomsk, F5 has long recognised that Russia has a wealth of technical resources and innovative organizations.

“Delivering high quality online interaction is, clearly, critical for a social network,” said Maxim Shaposhnikov, Senior Head Network Engineer at Badoo, a leading social network with 130 million users worldwide. “Badoo uses the F5 BIG-IP platform to help optimise user experience on a global scale. Our web application architecture is completely based on F5’s scalable, high performance platform.”

  • Brief History of F5 Networks

1996 – Company founded

1999 – F5 IPO

2004 – TMOS introduced, serving as the unified architectural platform that all BIG-IP products would eventually run on

2011 – Annual company revenue exceeds $1bn

  • F5 BIG-IP: A Unique Application Delivery Platform

BIG-IP is a family of products that seamlessly integrates multiple functions—firewall capabilities (edge, network, and application layer); secure remote access services; WAN optimisation; and Web acceleration technologies—on a unified technology platform.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to

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