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F5 Launches New Hardware Platform

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today introduced the F5 BIG-IP® 8900 hardware platform, enabling organizations to integrate advanced ADN functionality and consolidate their IT infrastructures to reduce power, space, and cooling requirements, and the associated costs. With this new platform, large enterprises and service providers can support extremely high levels of application traffic and integrate advanced optimization and security capabilities. In addition, the 8900 hardware supports the new BIG-IP version 10 software, also announced today, providing an ideal platform to unify application and data delivery services.

“Today’s IT departments are being asked to scale back their budgets and, ¬at the same time, deploy new applications that will drive revenue and increase workforce efficiency,” said Zeus Kerravala, SVP of Enterprise Research at Yankee Group. “IT is under tremendous pressure to lower operating costs while demonstrating immediate value for capital expenses. To succeed, IT organizations require flexible solutions that can consolidate legacy equipment and establish a forward-looking application delivery environment that can be aligned to business goals. Advanced Application Delivery Controllers like F5’s BIG-IP solutions help support the changing demands of the business by optimizing the IT infrastructure.”

F5 Networks Inc.