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F5 Networks Receives Top Ratings in NWjobs 'People's Picks' and KING 5 TV's 'Best of Western Washington' Awards

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that it was voted No. 1 in two categories for the annual People's Picks awards sponsored by NWjobs, the job listing service of the Puget Sound print daily, the Seattle Times, and online daily, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Additionally, F5 came in second in the 'Best Places to Work' category in the 2009 Best of Western Washington Awards, which is sponsored by NBC affiliate KING 5 TV.

In the NWjobs People's Picks awards, F5 earned first place in the large company awards for Favorite Technology Company and Most Unusual Perks. According to the NWjobs results, "We're hard-pressed to find another group with such intense tech geek pride, even in tech-heavy Seattle. They take great pride in the systems that they build-or as they like to refer to them, their 'black boxes with wires sticking out the back.' There's a solid family-oriented atmosphere in their waterfront office building, which overlooks Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains-and a 'work hard, play hard' balance that's important in this industry."

F5's first-place ranking in the 'Most Unusual Perks' category noted the company's High Five employee recognition program, 10 years of service vacation bonus, and fully-paid medical coverage. F5 was also named a finalist in the following large company categories: Favorite Seattle-Area Company, Best Benefits, Most Family-Friendly, and Coolest Office Space. For more information about the winning companies and finalists in each category, please visit:

For 2009, F5 also finished second in the category of Best Place To Work in KING 5's annual Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington Awards. F5 has continually ranked in the top five for Best Place to Work. To determine winning companies, site visitors cast their votes for a month, and the top five finishers are recognized by the broadcasting company. More information about the F5 award is available at:

"We're tremendously pleased to be recognized once again as one of the best employers in this area," said Dan Matte, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5. "Our workforce is unique in its excellence, and these awards showcase the collective passion our employees have for F5 and the work we are doing every day. F5 employees continue to deliver tremendous value and innovation to our customers, and are truly the backbone of our company. We never forget this, and continually create employee programs to encourage work/life balance and reward success."

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

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