F5 Unveils Application Accelerator

F5 introduces its new BIG-IP Application Accelerator 3400

April 25, 2005

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SEATTLE -- F5 Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:FFIV - News), the global leader in Application Traffic Management, today introduced performance-leading application acceleration and optimization capabilities designed to speed end-to-end user performance over the WAN and significantly reduce organizations' IT infrastructure costs. F5's new BIG-IP® Application Accelerator 3400 combines award-winning server and application offload technology with a broad array of new client acceleration and bandwidth optimization capabilities.

The BIG-IP Application Accelerator product provides a targeted solution that increases end user performance up to five times and integrates with any Layer 4/7 traffic management product. F5 is also introducing a unique WAN optimization feature set called TCP Express, which is now an integral component of its core Traffic Management Operating System (TM/OS). A state-of-the-art TCP stack that provides a clientless approach for WAN optimization, TCP Express delivers up to 80% performance improvement to users and up to four times improvement in bandwidth efficiency. Unlike other solutions, TCP Express provides a centralized standards-based solution that requires no installation within branch offices or remote browsers. This exclusive feature set helps enterprises achieve higher performance, mitigate WAN-induced errors, and increase their bandwidth efficiency for their existing infrastructure -- without costly changes to the client or within the infrastructure. Today's announcement also marks the availability of the industry's most advanced and flexible caching capabilities. F5's new Fast Cache feature set is the only one in the industry that enables customers to define specific caching policies per business application.

"Application availability and fast response times are of paramount importance to us as we have a large number of customers utilizing our services in over 200 countries," said Kamal Jain, Director, Service Operations, at BrassRing. "F5's new TCP Express feature set and the BIG-IP Application Accelerator provide a win-win for BrassRing and our customers. It will enhance our users' application experience and speed downloads, without having to change anything on our clients. A completely transparent solution is an absolute requirement for our business. We can't afford the cost, complexity and intrusiveness of deploying extra boxes or pushing agents down to browsers in order to speed up our applications."

F5 Networks Inc.

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