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F5 Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant

Premier industry analyst firm evaluates key vendors in the Application Delivery Controller market, based on 'Completeness of Vis

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced today its position in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2009 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers from Gartner, Inc.1

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers evaluates key vendors in the ADC market space based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. According to the report, "A leader has exhibited the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings, and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a leader revolve around the Advanced Platform ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a leader to have strong or growing market share, especially in the AP ADCs, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Expertise in complex data center application deployment also is a necessity to be a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers."

"We believe that F5 has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant for technology innovation, superior customer support worldwide, and our holistic understanding of customers' business drivers," said Dan Matte, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5. "Applications are the lifeblood of the business, and customers continually look to F5 - and our growing DevCentral community - for effective ways to streamline application delivery in the face of increasing complexity. As they manage change resulting from consolidation, virtualization, regulation, mobility, and the promise of cloud computing, F5 customers benefit from increased agility in their IT infrastructure. F5 solutions provide organizations with the flexibility to lower costs, innovate, scale their business, and deliver an unmatched end-user experience."

To view the full ADC Magic Quadrant report, please go to: www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/f5networks/vol6/article1/article1.html

For other analyst coverage on F5, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/market-research/.

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.

F5 is a trademark or service mark of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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