KUALA LUMPUR, 4th October 2010 – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the appointment of Christian Hentschel as Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan. Hentschel will be responsible for growing the F5 business across 14 countries in the region.

“I’m delighted that Christian will lend his considerable talent, experience, and energy to help develop our business in these regions. We believe that his extensive experience implementing sales strategies across Asia makes Christian an excellent addition to our management team and a great asset to the company.” said Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at F5.

Hentschel brings to F5 over 16 years of experience in the technology market. Prior to F5, Hentschel held various positions in the Asia Pacific region and Germany during a successful 13-year career at Cisco, gaining expertise in sales and channel leadership, business development, and product marketing.

Hentschel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Studies from Germany’s Worms University of Applied Sciences.

“F5 is well positioned to address the challenges that enterprises and service providers face due to the explosive growth of Internet traffic and data and demand for rich media content. I look forward to working with the regional F5 teams to continue the company’s strong momentum and build market share by deepening F5’s account penetration across Asia and Japan,” ends Hentschel.

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