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F5 Wins 2010 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award

Security professionals vote BIG-IP ASM as Best Web Application Security Solution

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, has been recognized with SC Magazine’s 2010 Reader Trust Award for the Best Web Application Security Solution. The announcement was made this week at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.

F5’s BIG-IP® Application Security Manager (ASM) was chosen as the Best Web Application Security Solution by the Reader Trust Voting Panel—composed of security and technology experts from large, medium, and small enterprises from major vertical markets—representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers. With an unprecedented number of entries submitted, the 2010 SC Awards were the most competitive in the program’s history.

SC Magazine’s panel of judges in the Reader Trust category have voted for F5 from among hundreds of high quality, competitive entries,” said Illena Armstrong, Editor in Chief, SC Magazine. “Winning a Reader Trust Award is proof of F5’s efforts to address the IT security issues that are top-of-mind for industry professionals.”

“We are thrilled that BIG-IP ASM has been chosen for the second year in a row as the industry’s Best Web Application Security Solution by SC Magazine’s readers,” said Ron Talmor, VP of Product Development at F5. “Our goal is to make it easy for IT professionals to comply with security regulations, protect their businesses from attacks, and adapt to emerging threats. We’re pleased that BIG-IP ASM continues to be recognized as the best application security solution available that enables organizations to securely deploy the applications that drive their business.”

BIG-IP Application Security Manager is an advanced web application firewall that significantly mitigates the risk of loss or damage to data, intellectual property, and web applications. It provides end-to-end application protection, advanced monitoring, and centralized reporting, and it also addresses key regulatory mandates such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, Basel II, and SOX.

“BIG-IP ASM provides an advantage over standalone solutions because it can be combined with advanced application services such as acceleration and web access management in a comprehensive Application Delivery Controller solution,” Talmor added. “It also comes with pre-built application security policies that provide out-of-the-box protection for popular applications such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access, SharePoint, Lotus Domino Mail Server, and Oracle E-Business Financials.”

The annual SC Awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services, and professionals in the information security industry. The F5® FirePass® SSL VPN solution also was chosen as one of six finalists for a Reader Trust Award in the Best IPsec/SSL VPN Solution category. FirePass ensures that organizations can provide secure, convenient access to applications through outstanding performance, scalability, availability, policy management, and endpoint security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/2010-awards-winners/section/1452/.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire, SC World Congress, and SC Congress Canada.

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, Application Security Manager, ASM, and FirePass 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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