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F5 Networks Wins Stevie® Award at 9th Annual American Business Awards℠

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced it won a Stevie® Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year in the Computer Hardware category at the 2011 American Business AwardsSM. The “F5 IT Manifesto” campaign was awarded top honors in June 2011. F5 was also a finalist in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year for Reputation/Brand Management for its “F5 3-2-1-0” campaign. More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the finalists and Stevie Award winners.

“F5 is honored to be recognized with a coveted Stevie Award from such a distinguished panel of judges,” said Kirby Wadsworth, VP of Global Marketing at F5. “For Fortune 500 companies, enterprises, and service providers worldwide, F5 offers a strategic approach for implementing dynamic security, storage, virtualization, and cloud computing technologies. We launched the IT Manifesto campaign to position F5 as a forward-thinking IT solution provider that helps organizations deploy innovative technology solutions beyond simple load balancing. F5’s strong, consistent marketing messages have been a major factor in the recent success of our programs and helped the company achieve revenue growth of 35 percent in fiscal year 2010.”

The Stevie Awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, N.Y. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network. Awards were presented in over 40 categories, including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Best New Product of the Year. More than 2,800 entries from organizations of all sizes and industries were submitted for consideration. Additional details about The American Business Awards and the lists of honorees for all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2011 American Business Awards include Infogroup, IBM Netezza, American Support, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., iolo technologies, LifeLock, Merisel, PetRays, SDL, SoftPro, and Vérité, Inc.

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 www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.

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

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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