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F5 Secures Web Application Traffic for Hachshara Bituach

Israeli insurance provider relies on BIG-IP Application Security Manager to safeguard application traffic for thousands of customers

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Israeli insurance company Hachshara Bituach has implemented the F5® BIG-IP® Application Security Manager (ASM) solution to secure application traffic on its public website.

In the project, implemented by F5 Advantage Partner Taldor Communications, Hachshara Bituach is using the BIG-IP system to ensure ongoing availability and optimal functionality of the company's web-based applications. BIG-IP ASM guards against both focused and general attacks on internet applications without affecting traffic speed.

"We chose BIG-IP ASM because it represents the best possible way to defend our internet server environment," said Shefer Abelson, CIO at Hachshara Bituach. "Our servers operate under very high loads as a result of data traffic coming in from hundreds of thousands of customers, and thousands of insurance agents. ASM's capabilities help us sustain a robust security posture and an excellent user experience."

"Hachshara Bituach's marketing website is one of the company's main methods of interacting with customers, and as such has to meet and maintain high standards of security and availability," said Gad Elkin, Israel Country Manager at F5. "BIG-IP ASM allows comprehensive, customizable protection for web applications at a low cost of ownership."

About ILD Insurance ("Hachshara Bituach")

Israel Land Development Insurance company Ltd ("Hachshara Bituach") is one of Israel's major insurance companies. ILD's business model involves marketing its insurance products solely via agents, maintaining high standards of professionalism, service, quality and credibility.

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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, BIG-IP, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, and iRules are trademarks or service marks 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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