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F5 Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for Fifth Consecutive Time

SEATTLE – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), published October 30, 2013. This position constitutes the fifth consecutive “Leaders” placement for F5 Networks in this evaluation.

“Businesses and service providers all over the world rely on F5 to keep their applications and infrastructure up and running throughout security threats and huge surges in data and application traffic,” said Dean Darwin, Senior Vice President of Marketing at F5 Networks. “We’re proud that our team’s leadership, hard work and vision have continued to be recognized with our fifth consecutive ‘Leaders’ position in the ADC Magic Quadrant. We will continue to invest and innovate in ways that can make it easier for our customers to quickly deploy applications and services across their networks – whether they live in the data center or the cloud.”

Gartner describes the application delivery controller as “a key component within enterprise data center architectures. Data center architects should evaluate ADCs based on how well they integrate with a wide variety of applications, and how well they support more advanced features.”1


1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers,” Mark Fabbi, Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, Andrew Lerner, 30 October 2013


About the Magic Quadrant

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About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at


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