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F5 Networks Named a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for 9th Consecutive Year

Gartner positions F5 Networks as the highest in execution and furthest in vision within Leaders quadrant

SEATTLE – 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 October 6, 2015.

“Software continues to be the growth engine for F5 ADCs, with many customers choosing virtual, cloud, and as-a-service offerings, as well as traditional hardware and hybrid deployments,” said Manny Rivelo, President and CEO, F5. “We believe that longstanding recognition as a Leader in the ADC Magic Quadrant points to the success customers are having with innovative offerings like F5 Silverline® services and the strength of our overall Synthesis vision.”

In describing the market, Gartner states that “(a)pplication delivery controllers (ADCs) provide functions that optimize delivery of enterprise applications across the 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 full text of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be accessed by going to:

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers,” Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato, Joe Skorupa, 6 October 2015

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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F5, Silverline, and Synthesis are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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