F5 Networks Completes BEA Validation Program

KUALA LUMPUR, AUGUST 23, 2007 – F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its BIG-IP® v9 products and the FirePass® v6 SSL VPN appliance have completed the BEA Platform Validation Program and are now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Server® 9.2 and WebLogic Server 10 application servers.

F5 customers are now assured that the F5 BIG-IP products (including Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Application Security Manager, and WebAccelerator) and F5 FirePass integrate seamlessly with the BEA WebLogic servers from BEA Systems, Inc.

F5 BIG-IP products are Application Delivery Networking solutions that enable organizations to keep their IP-based applications secure, fast, and available; while F5 FirePass provide users with secure access to corporate applications and data using a standard web browser for outstanding performance, scalability, ease-of-use, and end-point security.

BEA Systems a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, delivering powerful standards-based platforms for building enterprise applications and managing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) even in heterogeneous IT environments.

“Both F5 and BEA have a long-standing, deep technology partnership, and this is yet another demonstration of our commitment to ensure that our technologies are designed to work well together to help save mutual customers time, money, and hassle in deploying our solutions,” said Ivan Wen, Country Manager, F5 Networks, Malaysia.

F5 BIG-IP installed in BEA Center

In a similar development, F5 Networks provided its BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager (LTM) for the BEA Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Center of Innovation located in McLean, Virginia, USA. The BIG-IP® LTM is installed in new BEA center designed to showcase BEA and partner solutions for network optimization. The new SOA Center of Innovation testing and validation facility sees a combination of the best in BEA’s enterprise infrastructure software with F5 Application Delivery Networking technologies.

The center can help customers more easily adopt SOA – the success of which relies heavily on network performance and availability. F5’s BIG-IP LTM will demonstrate the benefits it can provide by ensuring the cost-effective and secure deployment of enterprise, mobile, and Web services applications.

As a core contributor to the BEA Center of Innovation, F5 has the opportunity to continue working with BEA customers in both the public and commercial sectors.