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F5 Delivers WebAccelerator

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the latest release of its BIG-IP WebAccelerator™ product. Providing application acceleration of up to four times greater than any other product on the market, BIG-IP WebAccelerator offers an integrated, multi-purpose solution for dramatically boosting the performance of web services and applications. It solves growing enterprise problems such as painfully slow remote downloads and application access over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Customers can use the new BIG-IP WebAccelerator running as a module on the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) or as a standalone system on F5’s 4500 platform now running on TMOS.

“Many organizations deliver web applications—such as Portal, CRM, eLearning, and e-commerce—to remote and mobile users who demand the same speed and reliability available on the LAN,” said Lucinda Borovick, Director, Datacenter Networks at IDC. “The value that this announcement delivers is that it brings together F5’s TMOS architecture and BIG-IP features to give enterprises an integrated solution that provides secure web application acceleration for all users, local and remote.”

The BIG-IP WebAccelerator built on TMOS delivers an all-in-one solution to address two of the biggest technical challenges enterprises face in dealing with slow performance of critical applications: first time visit response time of web applications and acceleration of SSL content. Web applications can be accelerated 200–1000% by using a symmetric deployment of BIG-IP WebAccelerator. The symmetric deployment of BIG-IP WebAccelerator along with other F5 solutions such as BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager and Enterprise Manager enables organizations to enhance their Enterprise Content Delivery Networks (ECDN) and reduce cost and increase control of Internet CDNs.

Averitt Express provides freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include less-than-truckload, truckload, time-critical and importing/exporting. “To help our customers better compete, we realize that our application delivery infrastructure must be flexible, secure and high performance in order to offer them innovative and effective transportation solutions,” said Tim Saylor, IT Director at Averitt Express, Inc. “The WebAccelerator’s remote site capability should significantly improve response time for our customers, which is one of the real shining points of the new release because it directly impacts customer satisfaction. In addition, WebAccelerator’s secure symmetric acceleration of SSL applications is going to be critical in the future as customers start paying invoices online.”

F5 Networks Inc.