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F5 Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to China's IT Advancement in 2009

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that the company has received the "2009 Outstanding Contribution to China's IT Advancement Award" presented by the China Federation of IT Promotion and China Information World newspaper. The winners of this award were chosen through an independent evaluation conducted by senior IT experts from the China Federation of IT Promotion, and based on votes from the 250,000 readers of China Information World.

"According to the recently published 24th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the country has 338 million Internet users, 320 million broadband users, and 12.96 million top-level domain names registered, showing that Internet adoption is growing at a vigorous pace," said Liu Baohua, Chief Editor of China Information World. "Given the rapid growth, many enterprises rely on F5's technology to ensure that their web-based applications and online services deliver a first-rate user experience and guarantee maximum reliability. This award was given to F5 for their outstanding performance in the areas of traffic management and network optimization."

"We are honored to receive this award for outstanding contribution to China's IT advancement in 2009," said Francis Zhang, General Manager of F5 Networks, China. "The fact that we were recognized by China Information World readers indicates that many are seeing the benefit of deploying F5 solutions to optimize their networks for the successful delivery of web-based applications."

F5 has been operating in China for more than nine years and continues to help enterprises enhance IT agility and assure the secure, reliable, and accelerated delivery of web-based applications. To learn more about how F5® solutions help customers optimize their infrastructures, consolidate and virtualize IT resources, support end-user mobility, and realize the benefits of cloud computing, go to

About China Information World (CIW)

Founded in 1985, China Information World newspaper is an authoritative IT media in China administrated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, and run by the China Center of Electronics and Information Industry Development Research. CIW ranked No. 1 in a listing of the most competitive industry newspapers in China, issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication in August 2006. From 2004 to 2006, CIW was selected as one of the top brands in China by the World Brand Lab.

About China Federation of IT Promotion (CFIP)

CFIP is an information exchange and IT promotion organization established under the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is a cross-industry and cross-department national organization, and consists of members from enterprises and institutions, as well as professional communities both home and abroad. CFIP operates under the direction of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5's vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to

F5 is a trademark or service mark 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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