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F5 Teams with Oracle to Deliver Extended Identity Management

F5 BIG-IP and FirePass products now integrate with Oracle® Identity Management; Ensures superior security, availability, and performance for Identity Management

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it is part of the Oracle ® Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and Reference Architecture. Joint F5 and Oracle customers can now leverage F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manger and FirePass® SSL VPN products in conjunction with Oracle Identity Management to deliver market leading security, lights-out availability, increased flexibility, and superior performance for today's heterogeneous IT environments.

Support of Oracle's Identity and Access Management products positions F5 as a key networking infrastructure partner in the Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and Reference Architecture, designed to deliver a comprehensive, unified blueprint for enterprise security capabilities that span network, legacy, and physical access applications, along with strong authentication.

"Enterprise IT security has become increasingly complex, costly, and difficult to manage, which is the enemy of a comprehensive and efficient security plan," said Jim Ritchings, Vice President of Business Development at F5. "The Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem promises to deliver a robust, cost-effective, and manageable security solution, better enabling corporations to meet strict compliance standards. We are proud to partner with Oracle in this industry-leading initiative."

When coupled with Oracle Identity Management, F5's FirePass SSL VPN solution allows applications built on Oracle, Oracle Applications and the network to be securely accessed from diverse remote devices, offering organizations comprehensive security policies and access enforcement. In addition, by leveraging F5's unique TMOS architecture and advanced traffic routing capabilities, F5's BIG-IP product helps ensure that the infrastructure that Oracle Identity Management provides access to is secure, fast, and available.

"The F5 commitment to achieving industry-leading access control and application security without sacrificing performance adds value to the Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem," said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Security and Identity Management Products, at Oracle. "This distinctive collaboration extends application-fluency, performance, and security to diverse enterprise IT environments, helping them to better account for current and future compliance requirements."

F5 is an Oracle Certified Partner member of the Worldwide Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 16,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 10,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to

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