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F5's VIPRION Application Delivery Controller Wins "Best of Show" Award at Interop Tokyo 2008

Industry's first on-demand Application Delivery Controller garners worldwide acclaim

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that its VIPRION ® solution was honored with a "Best of Show" award in the "Network Infrastructure for Large Companies" category at Interop Tokyo 2008, held June 11-13 at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

The recipients of the prestigious "Best of Show" awards are selected from the products and services of over 300 companies exhibiting at Interop Tokyo 2008. They are chosen after an intensive judging process synthesizing input from a panel of IT experts and conference attendees. Five products were short-listed in the "Network Infrastructure for Large Companies" category, and VIPRION captured the Silver Medal award.

"We're extremely proud to have VIPRION recognized at such a high-profile industry event," said Jason Needham, Sr. Director of Product Management at F5. "VIPRION provides a powerful and scalable platform with best-in-class security, optimization, and availability, enabling enterprises and service providers to implement a sustainable Application Delivery Networking growth strategy."

VIPRION is a revolutionary bladed system that consolidates networking and security functionality, processing power, load balancing, and application delivery service virtualization into a shared, highly scalable chassis. Unlike other Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platforms, performance blades can be added on-demand as network environments and applications require increased processing power. As blades are added, management of the device remains simple, since all blades operate together in a unified solution. This flexibility enables businesses to extend performance to meet their business needs without adding management complexity. And individual blades can be installed or removed without network disruption, as VIPRION automatically reroutes traffic to the other blades.

VIPRION was released to market in early 2008. The system's revolutionary chassis and blade architecture extends the power of F5's BIG-IP® product family, and is an ideal solution for enterprises and service providers seeking to scale their infrastructure while keeping device configuration and management simple. Due to VIPRION's industry-leading ADC performance, the solution is also ideal for companies seeking to leverage next-generation networking capabilities such as IPTV, VoIP, and other Web 2.0 technologies.

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VIPRION is the industry's first Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that scales seamlessly with an organization's business-without sacrificing manageability or simplicity. VIPRION features top-end ADC performance four times greater than that of any competitive product on the market. The solution's revolutionary architecture enables organizations to deploy a flexible, scalable Application Delivery Networking strategy right out of the box. For more information, please 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. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications and optimize the data storage layer, F5 extends the power of intelligent networking to all levels of application delivery. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability. Over 16,000 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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