During 2008 more than 1,200 enterprises deployed F5 Application Ready Solutions for Microsoft technologies

February 23, 2009

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LONDON -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced a significant milestone in optimising the delivery of Microsoft Corp. unified communications and collaboration solutions. During 2008 more than 1,200 enterprise organisations deployed F5® Application Ready Solutions for Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and Windows Server 2008. Representing a wide variety of industries, including government, healthcare, telecommunications, finance, manufacturing, retail, non-profit, and transportation, these 1,200+ customers are using F5’s suite of application delivery products to enhance the security, availability, and performance of their Microsoft unified communications applications.

“F5’s Application Ready Solutions provide deployment and optimisation guidance to help Microsoft customers get more from their application delivery environments,” said Greg Kirchoff, Director Global ISV Team, Microsoft. “By taking a holistic view of applications and the network, and through comprehensive interoperability testing with Microsoft solutions, F5 technologies enable joint customers to configure their IT infrastructures to support their unique business objectives.”

F5’s suite of application delivery products helps simplify infrastructure management, reduce costs, and increase the ROI for Microsoft unified communications deployments. F5 provides validated, documented solutions specifically tailored to optimise the end-to-end performance, availability, and scalability of individual Microsoft applications. With F5 Application Ready Solutions, customers can quickly and efficiently deploy F5 and Microsoft technologies in concert to achieve optimum network and application performance.

“Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is a critical business communication tool for us,” said Craig Wheeler, Director of Systems Development and Information Services at Marine Resources Group, a Seattle-based holding and support company that invests in tug, barge, and ancillary marine service companies. “With F5’s Application Ready Solution for Exchange, we were able to cost-effectively add advanced application delivery capabilities and immediate server failover for our Exchange Server 2007 deployment. F5’s expertise with Microsoft solutions allowed our technical team to move forward with confidence, and our users will benefit from improved performance and application resiliency.”

F5 Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIV)

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