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F5's FirePass SSL VPN Named Finalist for SC Magazine Awards

Product cited in Best IPsec/SSL VPN category of Reader Trust Awards

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its FirePass SSL VPN product is a finalist for the 2007 SC Magazine Awards, designed to showcase the best products, services, and professionals in the information security industry.

The FirePass product enables organizations to provide employees working from home or on the road with secure remote access to network resources using any web-enabled device and over a range of access networks, regardless of location. It is the industry's first SSL VPN solution that provides complete cross-platform support and the broadest application access, including web applications, client-server applications, and legacy hosts.

"We're very pleased that FirePass has been named as a finalist in the SC Magazine competition, a leading information security awards program," said Ameet Dhillon, Director of Product Management at F5. "This recognition reinforces the core value of FirePass: Providing organizations with a simple, reliable, cost-effective VPN solution that allows remote access without compromising security."

The winner of this and other categories will be announced during the SC Magazine Awards gala on February 6, 2007 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. For more information on this award, visit

The FirePass platform offers organizations superior performance and scalability, ease of management, and the most advanced application security. The product also has a host of unique features and capabilities, such as its Visual Policy Editor and the industry's only open Application Programming Interface (API), with a Software Developer's Kit (SDK) available through F5's DevCentral community.

About SC Magazine and the SC Magazine Awards

SC Magazine is a monthly print and online publication that offers in-depth and unbiased IT security information through news, analysis, features and product reviews. The SC Magazine Awards gala is the leading information security awards program, bringing together information security vendors and buyers around the world. The awards highlight and showcase the best products, services and professionals in the information security industry. For more information, visit

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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