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F5 Unveils FirePass, Support

SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced an enhanced version of its award-winning FirePassR Controller SSL VPN software. The new release provides the SSL VPN market's first support of Microsoft's Windows VistaT operating system. It also features seamless integration with F5's BIG-IPR Global Traffic Management (GTM) product to ensure superior performance, scalability and 'always on' access for FirePass users worldwide. In addition, F5 debuted its FirePass 4300 hardware platform for large scale deployments, delivering the best price-performance available for enterprises with up to tens-of-thousands of users.

"Our support for Microsoft's Windows Vista gives our customers the assurance that their F5 investment will serve them far into the future," said Ameet Dhillon, Director of Product Management at F5. "Couple that with the powerful new FirePass platform and integration with F5's unique Global Traffic Manager and enterprises have an easy-to-manage, single-vendor solution that readily accommodates tens of thousands of remote users."

F5 Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIV)