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UK Release: F5 WebAccelerator Wins at Techworld Awards 2007

Web Application Delivery Product Recognised by Prestigious IT Professional Website

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that WebAccelerator™ has won the 2007 Techworld Award for "Web Acceleration Product of the Year." With over 200 entries each year, the Techworld Awards seek to recognize vendors and products that have made significant advances in the previous 12 months, and are considered a benchmark in the IT industry. The panel of judges is made up of highly respected individuals from across the world of IT, augmented by Techworld editors.

F5's WebAccelerator is an advanced web application delivery solution that provides a series of intelligent technologies designed to overcome problems with browsers, web application platforms and WAN latency issues, all of which potentially impact user performance. It helps Web application architects and managers meet the expectations of their users when delivering Portals, CRM, Collaboration, and other enterprise applications.

"It is gratifying that WebAccelerator has won this award," said Paul Coates, Regional Director UK & Ireland at F5. "The criteria that technology is judged on-including fitness-for-purpose, performance and functionality-are areas where we have strived to make WebAccelerator the best in the business. Our core goals are reducing bandwidth usage and accelerating application delivery for mobile and remote users; we're very pleased that these efforts have been recognised."

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in the heart of the city of London on June 27. More information about this award and the rest of the finalists across all categories.

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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