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F5 Networks Wins Two Awards at Interop Tokyo 2011

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it received two awards recognizing excellence in products and services at Interop Tokyo 2011, which was held at Makuhari Messe.

At the event, F5 won a “Best of Show” award in the Infrastructure Building/Enterprise Products category for the VIPRION® 2400 solution, a midrange, chassis-based Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that was being exhibited in Japan for the first time. F5 also received a ShowNet product award for demonstrating IPv6 translation services with its BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager solution.

The “Best of Show” awards at Interop Tokyo 2011 honored products and services that were announced or launched in 2011. The VIPRION 2400 was recognized for its superior price/performance capabilities and for enabling companies to support on demand IT growth in changing business environments.

The ShowNet awards recognized the technology that supported Interop Tokyo 2011 conference exhibitors and attendees with online capabilities, including Internet connectivity and other web services. Various devices and services offered by Interop exhibitors as part of a large-scale technology demonstration were considered for the awards. One of ShowNet’s themes this for this year was the industry’s movement to IPv6. F5’s BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager was deployed inside ShowNet’s Network Operations Center to help provide IPv6 translation capabilities for attendees and exhibitors. Because of its impressive performance, the BIG-IP solution was honored with a ShowNet product award.

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.

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F5, BIG-IP, Local Traffic Manager, and VIPRION are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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