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Swan Labs and CorTechs Partner to Provide the Most Comprehensive Application Delivery Solutions for Government Agencies

Swan Labs' Appliances and CorTechs' Software Performance Expertise Provide the Most Complete Product/Services Bundle Available

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) -- Swan Labs, the premier provider of enterprise application delivery solutions, today announced a partnership with CorTechs, Inc., a leading provider of software quality engineering and legacy systems re-engineering solutions for public and private sector clients. CorTechs will become a Global/National level reseller of Swan Labs' solutions, combining Swan Labs' application acceleration and WAN optimization expertise with CorTechs' extensive experience in software engineering and performance enhancement services.

The main focus of CorTechs' services business is the government sector, with over 75 percent of their business focused on federal, state, and local governments throughout the country. Swan Labs' products, the only solutions on the market today that integrate the functionality of both application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies at speeds ranging from 64 Kbps to 622 Mbps, has been added to CorTechs' GSA schedule and will be available to government agencies through CorTechs immediately.

"We've found that approximately 70 percent of customers willing to install a demonstration kit on their infrastructure, and over 90 percent of customers participating in a formal evaluation, subsequently purchase Swan Labs' solution," said Jay Wiener, President, CEO, and Founder of CorTechs.

"That success rate is indicative of both the extent of performance improvement and the return on investment offered by Swan Labs' products."

"Governments of all levels turn to CorTechs for their software development and maintenance productivity needs, and stress and load testing is frequently a part of our initial evaluation," said Doug Barbee, Senior Managing Partner for CorTechs.

"These load and stress tests always reveal greater software productivity problems, highlighting the need for a solution that can unobtrusively solve these application performance issues. Our partnership with Swan Labs is a natural fit, as Swan Labs' appliances easily meet the high-performance demands of today's government networks, enabling us to show our customers the absolute highest application performance gains and the best possible ROI."

As government networks become more distributed, the need to deliver LAN-like performance to remote locations while maintaining the security and integrity of the network is essential. Swan Labs' appliances can be combined to offer application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies on one platform while also providing end-to-end SSL encryption of data. Unlike other solutions that suffer major performance decreases when encrypting data, Swan Labs' integrated approach accelerates all network traffic - encrypted or not - while further boosting individual applications, guaranteeing the highest possible performance for all file services, email, data replication, and Web applications over the WAN.

"Just like today's enterprises, government networks are expanding, which presents new challenges to maintaining network and application performance across the WAN," said John Lloyd, director of channel development at Swan Labs.

"Government agencies need solutions that can guarantee the performance of all applications - not just select applications - over the WAN while maintaining the highest levels of encryption and security possible. Combining Swan Labs solutions with the long-standing software development and enhancement expertise of CorTechs creates a partnership that offers the most comprehensive bundle of application performance products/services available to government customers today."

About CorTechs

CorTechs is a Software Productivity Company, focusing on the use of advanced tools, techniques and methods to deliver outstanding software quality and productivity solutions. CorTechs delivers solutions that automate and integrate requirements management, test management, configuration management, change management, vulnerability management, performance engineering and other software systems implementation life-cycle tasks to commercial and government customers worldwide. CorTechs technologists are recognized experts in their respective fields, certified specialists in the tools that they use, and are dedicated to solving clients' information technology problems. For more information about CorTechs, Inc., please visit

About Swan Labs

Swan Labs has recently entered into an agreement to be purchased by F5 Networks and the deal is expected to close in the last quarter of 2005. Swan Labs is the premier provider of enterprise application delivery solutions to Global 2000 companies. Enterprise application delivery is a new market category that resides at the intersection of application acceleration and WAN optimization. With Swan Labs' solution, enterprise customers experience increased application utilization, predictable end-user response times, dramatic WAN performance gains, and lower WAN costs.

Swan Labs is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has development and support operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

About F5 Networks

F5 enables organizations to successfully deliver business-critical applications and gives them the greatest level of agility to stay ahead of growing business demands. As the pioneer and global leader in Application Traffic Management, F5 continues to lead the industry by driving more intelligence into the network to deliver advanced application agility. F5 products ensure the secure and optimized delivery of applications to any user - anywhere. Through its flexible and cohesive architecture, F5 delivers unmatched value by dramatically improving the way organizations serve their employees, customers and constituents, while lowering operational costs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information go to

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