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F5 Delivers Advanced Web Security Solutions to Help Customers Efficiently Address Threats to Web Applications and Enhance Business Performance

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced a powerful new release of its BIG-IP solution, which showcases innovative F5 security solutions aimed squarely at protecting customers' applications, data, and networks. With this new v10.1 release of BIG-IP software, F5 tackles existing and emerging web security threats, while optimizing web applications to enhance end-user experience. The new release enhances an IT staff's operational efficiency, reduces security risks and associated litigation costs, while streamlining application delivery.

"F5's unified approach to application delivery has redefined how customers implement, optimize, and protect their applications, data, and networks," said Mark Vondemkamp, Director of Product Management for Security at F5. "With the BIG-IP solution as a strategic control point in the infrastructure, customers can rely on BIG-IP services to dynamically confront and address virtually any security threat, while ensuring business continuity and a superior end-user experience. Using the combined power of the F5 iRules scripting language and Quova's superior IP geolocation data, customers will be able to make more intelligent, context-aware traffic management decisions on the Application Delivery Controller. This represents a new level of intelligent traffic management capability for the Application Delivery Controller market."

Application Delivery Controllers are strategically located in the infrastructure to protect applications and data from web threats that enterprises, service providers, government agencies, web content providers, and social media sites are facing. As attacks--and their costly ramifications--grow in magnitude, F5 BIG-IP products offer advanced and effective security solutions.

Highlights of New BIG-IP v10.1 Security Features:

Confidence that users receive trusted and correct DNS responses - BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) now provides the most trusted DNS solution while maintaining its traditional dynamic global traffic distribution capabilities. By implementing a unique dynamic security signing policy, it can protect customers' DNS infrastructure against various attacks--such as DNS cache poisoning--that can redirect users to a hostile site. This unique feature will ensure that U.S. government agencies can meet the mandated DNSSEC 2009 compliance requirements, reduce their management costs, and still maintain the intelligent flexibility of dynamic DNS solutions.

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