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New Enterprise Manager from F5 Delivers Comprehensive Solution for Managing and Maintaining BIG-IP Devices

Provides a complete tool set for centralized maintenance, management and operation; Appliance increases productivity and reduces costs and complexity

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced Enterprise Manager, a new appliance designed to save customers time and resources with a comprehensive set of tools for maintaining, managing and operating F5 BIG-IP® version 9 Application Delivery Networking devices. Enterprise Manager's easy-to-use centralized management interface includes features that automate common tasks to accelerate deployment and reduce the total cost of ownership. The product features tools for centralized software management, device inventory and control, centralized configuration back-up and restore, and centralized SSL certificate management, with all features utilizing a secure iControl connection to the devices.

"F5 has had tremendous success in deploying Application Delivery Solutions into the largest Fortune 500 companies," said Lucinda Borovick, Director, Data Center Networks at IDC. "It's not uncommon to find customers that now have 150 to 250 BIG-IP systems in their active network. As the control point, the Enterprise Manager will help customers realize a new level of operational efficiency and high level of protection by efficiently provisioning their F5 infrastructure."

"Our goal with Enterprise Manager is to help our customers reduce complexity and streamline management of F5 devices," said Matt Daimler, Director of Product Management at F5 Networks. "Tight integration between the application delivery network and this management product was made possible by leveraging F5's unique TMOS architecture for the operating system and our iControl interface for secure device communication."

Enterprise Manager on the TMOS platform offers customers distinct advantages. It provides a coordinated and efficient management strategy that is centrally controlled, while the processing and workload is distributed. Enterprise Manager gives customers clear visibility into their application delivery network configuration and includes powerful features that accelerate a network manager's ability to perform daily, weekly or monthly tasks. Highlights of Enterprise Manager include:

BIG-IP Centralized Software Management - Centrally distributes software or security updates to multiple BIG-IP devices while keeping the existing device configurations intact.

BIG-IP Centralized Configuration Back-up & Restore - Provides the ability to schedule automatic daily, weekly, or custom back-ups of valuable configuration files and allows customers to restore a configuration to the device from the archive.

BIG-IP Centralized SSL Certificate Repository - Provides a centralized view and upcoming expiration alerts of all the application or website SSL Certificates located on the BIG-IP devices in the enterprise.


F5 Enterprise Manager 500 is available immediately. For more information on Enterprise Manager, 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, protection for the application and the network, and delivers application reliability - all on one universal platform. Over 9,000 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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