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F5's BIG-IP System Chosen by FX PRIME for Business Continuity and Stability of Online Trading Services

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced today that the FX PRIME Corporation, a foreign currency exchange company, has deployed the F5® BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager (GTM) solution to provide an optimized end-user experience and business continuity across multiple data centers. With F5, FX PRIME has constructed a service infrastructure to meet the demanding needs and "always on" nature of foreign exchange markets.

FX PRIME has deployed BIG-IP GTM to manage customers' online trading and ensure website availability in case of a site failure at the primary data center. This solution enables operations to be shifted from one site to another in the event of an unforeseen disaster or accident. BIG-IP GTM also reduces the time needed to redirect application traffic from the usual one to two minutes to less than 30 seconds.

FX PRIME had previously deployed F5's BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to maintain high availability in response to the increased trading volume experienced in recent years, enabling the company to optimize traffic and process transactions efficiently. With the BIG-IP system, FX PRIME is able to perform health checks on servers and content for both local and global application traffic.

In addition, the use of F5's proprietary iRules programming capability enabled FX PRIME to customize their infrastructure to support access from mobile phones, overcoming the persistence issues that typically hinder mobile access.

Eager to build on its successful BIG-IP deployments, FX PRIME is also considering making all of its sites IPv6 compatible, leveraging BIG-IP LTM's IPv6 capabilities for the transition.

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FX PRIME Corporation, a foreign exchange trading business, was established in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation. Its shares were listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange in 2008. The company provides customer-oriented services, with an emphasis on providing customers with reliable and trustworthy services. FX PRIME actively develops its own applications and highly stable infrastructure for foreign exchange transactions, providing a secure environment for investors.

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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