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F5 Targets Nortel Customers

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced a comprehensive program aimed at assisting owners of Alteon application switches from Nortel Networks who are affected by Nortels recently announced bankruptcy. The program includes generous trade-in credits toward replacement, as well as customized consulting services to simplify migration from the affected Alteon systems to F5’s industry-leading BIG-IP® Application Delivery Controllers.

“Application Delivery Networking is now central to enterprise data centers. In today’s economic environment, customers need confidence that they are relying on a stable market leader for this critical infrastructure,” said Dan Matte, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5. “World-class global support and long-term market commitment are table-stakes for vendors in the application delivery marketplace. As the recognized market innovator and leader, we have proven our ability to excel in these dimensions. We appreciate the concerns that Alteon customers are facing, and welcome the opportunity to provide them the stability, support, and reliability already enjoyed by F5 customers worldwide.”

Nortel Alteon Trade-in Program from F5

Customers can trade in select Nortel Alteon products to purchase an F5® BIG-IP solution and get up to US $9,000 in trade-in credits. For more information regarding F5’s Buyback Program for Alteon Application Switches, please contact F5 or visit http://www.f5.com/campaigns/nortel-alteon-load-balancer.html.

F5 Networks Inc.