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F5 Networks' WANJet 500 WAN Optimization Solution Available Through EMC Select Program

EMC to offer F5 WANJet worldwide for data replication acceleration; Helps customers significantly lower Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its WANJet® 500 Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization appliance is now available through the EMC Select Program. As part of this program, EMC will resell F5's WANJet appliance through its worldwide sales force and network of Channel Partners, adding a solution that accelerates WAN traffic between data centers using EMC® SRDF® (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) software.

Customers are increasingly dependent on the WAN to achieve their data replication performance and recovery objectives. The F5 WANJet 500 appliance provides a market-leading high performance WAN optimization and traffic shaping solution for EMC Symmetrix® networked storage system customers using EMC's leading SRDF remote replication software. The WANJet product is designed to significantly accelerate the throughput and performance of SRDF while at the same time significantly reducing bandwidth usage.

"The EMC Select program helps customers easily acquire all the required components that comprise an information infrastructure," said Justin Bartinoski, Manager of the EMC Select program. "WAN optimization plays an important part in helping our customers get the highest levels of performance out of their EMC data replication investments, and minimize their recurring bandwidth expenses."

As a part of the EMC Select program, customers deploying the F5 WANJet 500 appliance can:

  • Dramatically accelerate data replication traffic while using less bandwidth resources
  • Prioritize critical traffic over non-critical traffic; manage bandwidth utilization
  • Mitigate the effects of latency and packet loss
  • Meet aggressive Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)

"We are proud to become a member of the EMC Select Program," said Jim Ritchings, VP of Business Development at F5. "As enterprise customers demand higher and higher performance of their data replication solutions-driven by the need to reduce business risk and meet government regulations-it becomes more critical that WAN performance and bandwidth use be optimized. EMC has tested and validated WANJet for operation with SRDF, which gives EMC customers access to a trusted solution that will provide immediate and measurable value to their data replication processes."

As part of the EMC Select Program, the F5 WANJet 500 WAN optimization appliance has been thoroughly tested for interoperability through the EMC E-Lab™, widely known for the most rigorous and extensive interoperability testing process in the industry. WANJet is approved as an EMC E-Lab tested product, and is now available through the EMC Select program. In addition, both companies have signed a Cooperative Support Agreement to ensure streamlined support of customers deploying F5's WANJet 500 with EMC solutions.

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About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to

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