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F5 Recognizes Outstanding Channel Partners in the Americas

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced its 2011 Channel Partners of the Year awards for the Americas region. The annual award program recognizes F5 partners that best demonstrate superior account management through identifying and pursuing sales opportunities, providing technical resources for customers and prospects, and staying current on the latest technologies in the F5 solution portfolio.

“Our Partner of the Year awards call out those partners who have excelled in delivering value to our joint customers,” said Steve McChesney, VP of Channel Sales for the Americas at F5. “Through our channel partners’ dedication and technical expertise, we’re able to provide robust Application Delivery Networking solutions that maximize the value of IT investments. We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to their ongoing success.”

The honorees represent top performers within F5’s robust network of North and South American partners. In determining the winners, F5 examined the results each partner achieved during 2011. Partners’ pre- and post-sales technical resources, engagement strategies, and marketing activities were also taken into account. Honorees will also be recognized at the F5 Agility 2012 partner summit this summer.

Winners of F5’s 2011 Channel Partner awards for the Americas include:

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

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