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F5 Networks Receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 Asia Pacific Application Delivery Controller Vendor of the Year Award

F5 recognised as market leader for fifth consecutive year

ASIA PACIFIC—F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) has been named by Frost & Sullivan as the 2013 Asia Pacific Application Delivery Controller Vendor of the Year.

According to Frost & Sullivan, the award was conferred based on the company’s exemplary growth and performance in 2012 in the Asia Pacific region. Key evaluation criteria included revenue, market share, growth, technology roadmap, product portfolio, service definition, as well as competences in application availability, application acceleration, and application security.

“F5 is honoured to receive Frost & Sullivan’s recognition of our market leadership for the fifth consecutive year.  This year’s award, in particular, validates the effort and innovation that has been invested in the refresh of F5’s flagship BIG-IP® hardware and software to meet organizations’ demand for greater scalability and performance,” said Christian Hentschel, F5 Networks, SVP, Asia Pacific and Japan.

F5 recently introduced a unified suite of physical and virtual solutions that enables organizations to scale their operations seamlessly and realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing and on-demand IT.

Cathy Huang, Industry Manager, Asia Pacific ICT Practice for Frost & Sullivan said: “Along with its effort to refresh its product portfolios during the year, F5 also took full advantage of the exit of Cisco from the ADC market. The vendor strengthened its go-to-market strategy and tapped on the opportunity to gain traction among Asia Pacific enterprises. Its dedication and innovation in the application networking market enabled the vendor to enjoy rapid growth and tremendous mindshare in the Asia Pacific region.”

F5® BIG-IP v11.4 software, the new BIG-IP 5000 and 7000 series hardware platforms, and the 5 Gbps throughput version of BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ Virtual Edition take full advantage of the company’s innovative ScaleN™ technology. F5’s ScaleN maximizes organizations’ technology investments by enabling IT to extract greater performance from existing hardware and software. F5’s approach can scale infrastructures at one-fifth the cost of others in the market.

“As long as organizations experience increasing network traffic, demand for higher performance will prevail. The performance of core ADC functionality will continue to rise at all market levels,” said Hentschel.

 

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