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F5 Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for Eighth Consecutive Year

SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), published October 21, 2014.

“Making it easier for customers to quickly and securely deploy applications and services across their networks—in the data center or in the cloud—is our top priority,” said Manny Rivelo, EVP of Strategic Solutions at F5. “We feel being recognized for eight consecutive years as a Leader in the ADC Magic Quadrant is a powerful reflection of F5’s technology, our Synthesis vision, and the real business challenges customers are addressing.”

Gartner describes an Application Delivery Controller as “generally deployed in the data center [to] provide functions that optimize delivery of enterprise applications across the network. ADCs provide functionality for both user-to-application and application-to-application traffic. The ADC effectively bridges the gap between the application and underlying protocols and the traditional packet-based networks.”1

The full text of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be accessed by going to https://interact.f5.com/2014_Gartner_ADC_MQ_reg.html.

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers,” Mark Fabbi, Andrew Lerner, 21 October 2014

About the Magic Quadrant

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About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

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