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F5 NETWORKS RECEIVES 2015 ASIA PACIFIC APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLER VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

SINGAPORE, 18 June 2015 –F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it was named the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Vendor of the Year at the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards. The award marks F5’s seventh consecutive win, and is a testament to the company’s continuous efforts to improve the industry as whole by revolutionizing how applications are deployed, managed and secured. The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards recognize outstanding performance and leadership by companies within the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

“F5 is honored to receive Frost & Sullivan’s recognition of our market leadership. In today’s mobile and app-driven environment, the proliferation of multiple devices within the organization really adds diverse layers of complexity to managing and delivering apps in a hybrid environment of physical data centers and various types of cloud platforms,” said Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, F5 Networks. “We are here to help organizations address the infrastructure changes that a mobile workforce will encounter when managing mobility, security and productivity in a diverse mobile ecosystem.”

The workforce of today continues to increase in mobility and complexity. F5’s goal is to ensure organizations operate cost-effectively and are able to manage and deliver applications seamlessly to users in the most secure manner. Launched in early 2015, the company’s hybrid solution offers extended security, optimization, and availability services from both hosted and managed infrastructure, providing organizations the means to efficiently operationalize in a hybrid world.

“F5 Networks has maintained their dominant leadership in the Asia Pacific ADC market. With its application-centric positioning and modular approach, it continues to excel in integrating strong security features to its ADC platform, while listening to the needs of the market and providing solutions to meet the new demands of application delivery,” said Edison Yu, Director, Head of Enterprise for ICT at Frost & Sullivan. “F5 Networks’ strategies focused on promoting the Synthesis architecture, a vision for Software Defined Application Services, and its integration with various Software Defined Networking (SDN) components. Strong partnerships with distributors and resellers within the Unity partner program have also helped F5 establish a robust client base across verticals.”

F5 is trusted by many of the biggest finance, telecommunications and technology firms in Asia Pacific. It is no surprise then that F5 scored highly on all judging criteria, especially in revenue growth and key innovations, allowing it to sweep the award for the seventh consecutive year.

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F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

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