F5® Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

F5 ® Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Analyst firm evaluates Application Delivery Controller market

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), [LINK] published October 30, 2012.


"Enterprises and service providers rely on F5 to help solve extremely challenging issues, including application and data security, managing access to critical web-based applications—on premises or in the cloud—and coping with the explosion of data traffic from increased mobile usage," said Dan Matte, EVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5 Networks. "F5 has always taken a holistic approach to tackling application delivery challenges versus addressing problems in isolation. We continue to deliver on the promise of our TMOS® architecture as an intelligent services platform, providing a crucial building block for delivering dynamic services that are always secure, fast, and available."

As defined by Gartner, "ADCs provide functions that optimize enterprise application environments. Enterprises use ADCs to optimize reliability, end-user performance, data center resources use and security for a variety of enterprise applications."1

Additional Resources

1Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers," October 2012

About the Magic Quadrant

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About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.

F5, F5 Networks, and TMOS are trademarks or service marks 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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