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F5 Achieves SAP Certification

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its BIG-IPR Local Traffic Manager (LTM) version 9 with WebAcceleratorT and the FirePassR SSL VPN Controller version 6 have achieved SAPR Certified Integration for third-party networking appliances that interoperate with SAP solutions using the SAP NetWeaverR platform and an enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). Enterprise SOA enables customers to create a highly-flexible, open IT architecture for developing services-based, enterprise-scale business solutions. Customers rely on F5 products for the uninterrupted delivery of business-critical applications, including solutions from SAP AG. This achievement of certified integration demonstrates F5's commitment to interoperability within SAP application-based landscapes.

"F5 is dedicated to providing customers with a greater choice of technologies for use with their implementations of SAP solutions," said Jim Ritchings, VP of Business Development at F5. "SAP's certification process is rigorous; the time and effort we've invested have resulted in F5's solutions achieving this distinction, signifying our commitment to providing superior Application Delivery Networking solutions."

SAP has recently added new network integration certification scenarios around Application Delivery and WAN Optimization to its integration certification program based on increased demand by customers for solutions in these areas. Certification was overseen by the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) and conducted at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab
(COIL) in Palo Alto, California. The SAP ICC has certified that BIG-IP LTM with WebAccelerator and the FirePass SSL VPN Controller from F5 Networks meet certain certification criteria in the areas of security, performance, reliability, and availability.

F5 Networks Inc.