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F5 Revamps Virtualization

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:
FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the general availability of its F5(R) Acopia(TM)
FreedomFabric(TM) Network Operating System Software Version 3.0. In addition, the company today announced a new product, the F5 Acopia FreedomFabric Network Manager, delivering the industry's first independent management platform for intelligent file virtualization networks. Together, they help customers better manage the growth, complexity, and escalating expense of their file data storage. The F5 Acopia family of products extends Application Delivery Networking to include automated management of the data storage layer, and today's announcement is another milestone in F5's continued execution of this strategy.

"IT professionals are really starting to see the benefits of infrastructure virtualization at every level. With the addition of F5's Acopia File Virtualization services, IT professionals finally have the ability to really harness all the power of virtualization--from servers to data. Adding Acopia has made F5's network virtualization service offerings among the most complete in the entire industry," said Mark Bowker, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group.

F5 Networks Inc.