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F5 Networks Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for 10th Consecutive Year

F5 celebrates a decade in the Leaders quadrant, positioned as highest in execution by prominent industry analysts

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), published August 29, 2016.

“With cloud and as-a-service offerings joining hybrid deployments at the forefront of the market, it’s an exciting time in the ADC space,” said Ben Gibson, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at F5. “We believe F5’s standing in the Magic Quadrant over time mirrors the value customers see in our technology and services portfolio, with differentiated capabilities across software and hardware solutions.”

In describing the market, Gartner states, “Application delivery controllers (ADCs) provide functions that optimize delivery of enterprise applications across the enterprise network. ADCs provide functionality for both user-to-application and application-to-application traffic, and effectively bridge the gap between the application and underlying protocols and traditional packet-based networks.” 1

The complete 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be accessed by going to:

1Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers,” Andrew Lerner, Joe Skorupa, Danilo Ciscato, 29 August 2016

About the Magic Quadrant

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Über F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to

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