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F5 Speeds Up, Secures Web Access for 1 Million+ Israeli Telecom Customers

Bezeq International enhances data integrity and reduces website access times using F5 solutions

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced leading Israeli telecom provider, Bezeq International, has upgraded an existing F5® BIG-IP® Application Security Manager (ASM) installation. In addition, the organization is implementing BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM®) to provide secure, reliable access to the company’s 30+ externally-facing web properties.

As a long-standing F5 customer, Bezeq International deployed F5 BIG-IP devices to help the company meet data integrity requirements. These solutions have now been upgraded to BIG-IP version 10.2 software to utilize new XML firewall capabilities and guard against brute force attacks.

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“The BIG-IP system enables us to implement appropriate security policies for all our websites,” said Ami Hoffman, Information Security Director at Bezeq International. “The ease and flexibility of creating a security policy is one of the most useful new features of BIG-IP ASM.”

“F5’s latest Bezeq International project required detailed planning across a large number of sites,” said Gad Elkin, Israel Country Manager at F5. “Security enhancements were married with policy management and traffic optimization capabilities to deliver improved protection levels and website response times for their customers.”

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, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, Application Security Manager, and ASM 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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