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F5 Updates Microsoft Exchange 2010 Solution Portfolio

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today introduced Application Ready Solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. To support customers using Microsoft Corp.'s new release of Exchange Server, F5 provides solutions to ensure efficient application delivery, improved scalability, and enhanced performance for Exchange Server 2010.

F5® Application Ready Solutions enable customers to fully leverage the advanced messaging functionality in Exchange 2010. With these new solutions, Exchange Client Access Servers (CAS) can now handle all client connections (including MAPI), enabling F5 technology to optimize all messaging traffic in an Exchange deployment.

"With the amount of business being conducted via email, messaging is a critical application for enterprises," said Calvin Rowland, VP of Application Partner Programs at F5. "Downtime can significantly impact business performance. These new F5 solutions extend the value of the enhancements Microsoft has made in Exchange 2010, ensuring high-availability of messaging to end-users in the enterprise."

Highlights of Application Ready Solutions for Exchange 2010

  • Deployment Guidance and Ready-Made Application Templates for Joint Deployments
    F5 provides comprehensive configuration and deployment guides along with solution briefs to help customers efficiently deploy BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and WebAccelerator products with Exchange 2010. F5's simple, fast implementation aids result in fewer errors than manual configuration methods. Ready-made application templates include a 60-second wizard to configure BIG-IP solutions with Microsoft Exchange 2010.
  • Advanced Application Delivery Optimization
    Application Ready Solutions outline configuration and deployment strategies to optimize application delivery and provide optimum scalability for Exchange 2010 deployments. F5 BIG-IP solutions' advanced application delivery capabilities include SSL offload, acceleration, compression, and caching. By offloading server resources, BIG-IP solutions improve capacity of Client Access Servers and reduce time to download email attachments by up to 90 percent.
  • Exchange Messaging Optimization
    Tested, validated solutions help users optimize and scale messaging applications. Solutions include optimized email attachment downloading, encrypted transfer of transaction logs during cluster node failover, spam filtering, endpoint trust management for Web clients, and BIG-IP application templates for easy configuration.
  • iControl API Support
    F5's customizable iControl® API enables integration into heterogeneous environments and message traffic routing between geographically dispersed data centers.

"Microsoft is pleased to see F5 support the extensive improvements we've made in Exchange 2010 by updating their deployment guides and application templates," said Julia White, Director of Exchange Product Management at Microsoft. "Advanced application delivery optimization is an integral component of our recommended Exchange 2010 deployment architecture for customers who require the highest availability and performance for their end-users."

Availability

The F5 Application Ready Solutions documentation for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and supporting resources are currently available at www.f5.com/solutions/applications/microsoft/exchange-server. Learn more about how F5 and Microsoft solutions work together at www.f5.com/solutions/applications/microsoft.

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 www.f5.com.

F5, BIG-IP, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, WebAccelerator, and iControl 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.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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