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F5 Unveils New WANJet

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its WANJet Wide Area Network (WAN) appliance is now available on F5’s powerful TMOS™ architecture. Integration with TMOS enables customers to implement high performance WAN optimization and acceleration functionality, and builds on F5’s broader Application Delivery Networking (ADN) solution portfolio. Along with the new 5.0 software release, customers now have a TMOS-enabled WANJet hardware platform, WANJet 300, to address branch office-to-data center optimization needs.

F5 is the only networking vendor that has taken a holistic approach to application acceleration, designing its products to work seamlessly with its entire application delivery infrastructure. Now running on the industry-leading TMOS architecture platform, WANJet inherits the benefits of F5’s iControl® open API with the 5.0 release enabling customers, partners, ISVs, and system integrators to develop unique application delivery solutions. As an additional benefit of this integration, WANJet appliances can be easily managed by Enterprise Manager™, F5’s centralized network device management appliance.

“Application design and deployment have not kept pace with today’s network environments. Many homegrown applications were not designed to be deployed in a WAN, or to remote or mobile users,” said Tracy Corbo, Senior Analyst with IDC’s Network Management and Services. “Consequently, some IT organizations may find that their particular needs are not met by out-of-the-box WAN optimization solutions, while solutions that provide open APIs give organizations the flexibility to customize their WAN optimization solutions to meet their specific needs.”

F5 Networks Inc.