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F5 Receives Asia Pacific ADC Vendor Award

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it was named the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Vendor of the Year at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards. The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards recognize outstanding performance and leadership by companies within the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

F5 was recognized for its ability to provide innovative and compelling solutions for enterprise and service providers to build flexible and agile application delivery infrastructures that support evolving business needs. The award also recognizes F5 for helping its customers ensure secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications that ensure the best end-user experience.

The judging panel was particularly impressed by F5’s performance in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) segment, which included significant revenue growth, growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer wins, as well as business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

“F5 continues to capture excellent mindshare in the ADC space, particularly with regards to its ability to offer an extensive range of application-centric capabilities on top of the traditional server load balancing platform,” said Nitin Bhat, Partner and SVP at Frost & Sullivan. “F5’s vision of offering an all-encompassing approach in the ADC arena covering the three components of availability, acceleration, and security was a powerful message which resonated well with APAC enterprises.”

“It is a great honor to receive the ADC Vendor of the Year award,” said Christian Hentschel, VP of Sales, Asia Pacific at F5 Networks. “Our increasing relevance in the market is due to our ability to add value to our customers as they navigate the move to cloud computing, tackle new security challenges, and meet increasing mobility demands.”

He added that the constant need to align IT to business demands has made F5’s Application Delivery Networking solutions indispensable infrastructure components for enterprise, service and cloud providers, and content providers alike. Trends such as browser-as-the-application, increased data traffic, and mobility require the underlying IT infrastructure to be dynamic to allow services to be added, removed, and scaled on demand, regardless of user location.

F5 is deployed in a number of Asia Pacific-based organizations such as China Mobile, Alibaba Group, IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.), Bharti Airtel, and MakeMyTrip. F5’s wide solutions portfolio provides strategic points of control wherever information is exchanged in the IT infrastructure. F5’s advanced ADCs intelligently manage interactions between users, applications, and data, including the delivery of specific IT services regardless of user location, network, or end-point device. This enables enterprises and service providers alike to create an agile infrastructure to better support emerging trends and new business initiatives.

For additional information on F5’s recognition as Application Delivery Controller Vendor of the Year at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, go to: http://www.f5.com/pdf/analyst-reports/frost-sullivan-f5-award-marketing-paper.pdf

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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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