F5 Announces Plans To Unify Access Management For Web Applications

Solution will combine F5's BIG-IP system with Oracle Access Manager to enhance single sign-on capabilities and simplify access control

October 6, 2009

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SEATTLE, October 6, 2009 - F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that it plans to integrate F5?? BIG-IP?? access solutions with Oracle Identity Management software to centralize web application authentication and authorization services, streamline access management, and reduce infrastructure costs.

Advantages of combining F5 and Oracle solutions will include:

Tight integration of the F5 BIG-IP system with Oracle?? Access Manager, enabling reduced TCO, lowered deployment risk, and streamlined operational efficiencies for customers.
Integration with Oracle Access Manager Single Sign-On (SSO) to promote a superior end-user experience and enhanced user productivity. This integration will enable organizations to adopt an access management and SSO strategy that allows rapid ROI.
 A unified point of enforcement to simplify auditing and control changes in configuring application access settings.

F5, a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, will provide additional information about the planned solution in Booth #1421 at Oracle OpenWorld, taking place October 11-15 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. To learn more about F5's presence at Oracle OpenWorld and other industry events, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/events.

The combined solution is expected to be available within the first half of CY 2010.
Supporting Quotes"Ease of implementation and TCO are very important to Oracle and its customers," said Brian Mozinski, Director, Product Management, Identity Management and Security at Oracle. "By integrating functionality from Oracle Access Manager and F5's BIG-IP system, customers can further streamline their deployments of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Identity Management Suite."

"Our goal is to help businesses maximize the value of their technology investments," said Muneer Taskar, Director, Sales at Persistent Systems, a technology company specializing in software product development services. "Integration and interoperability from vendors like Oracle and F5 make customer deployments simpler and less costly to deploy and manage. We look forward to adding this new access management solution to our product portfolio."

"Close working relationships with key identity and access management vendors like Oracle are very important to F5," said Jason Needham, Sr. Director of Product Management at F5. "Together, we can deliver significant value to our joint customers by enabling them to centralize and unify application access control services across increasingly diverse network environments. F5 is committed to providing innovative access management solutions and edge services-such as SSL VPN, acceleration, and other managed services-to maximize IT agility and deliver enhanced functionality, security, and ROI to customers."
About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5's vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 21,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest business software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. For more information, go to http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com.F5 and BIG-IP are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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