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401 Elliott Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

United States

Phone: 206-272-5555

Fax: 206-272-5556

F5 Networks, Inc. develops and provides application delivery services. The company’s core technology is a full-proxy, programmable, highly-scalable software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System). Its principal products are Application Delivery Controllers. The company’s TMOS-based offerings include software products for local and global traffic management, network and application security, access management, Web acceleration, and various other network and application services. The company’s hardware products include its BIG-IP family of appliances and its line of scalable VIPRION systems. The company sells individual VE versions of all modules available on its hardware-based solutions, which provide the same software services and include all of the features and functions embedded in TMOS. These VE editions run on standard servers and major hypervisors. In addition to its TMOS-based products, the company offers other closely-related products that facilitate, enhance, or extend its application services. BIG-IQ is an intelligent management framework designed to support multiple software modules that simplify the deployment and optimization of the company’s application delivery services. The company’s Traffix family of diameter signaling and routing products, acquired in 2012, offers the solution for Diameter routing, load balancing, and gateway connectivity. The company’s ARX storage virtualization products simplify the migration of data between storage devices, the addition of new storage devices, and the distribution of files across tiers of storage, including cloud storage services that reflect their relative immediacy or importance. The company owns LineRate Systems, Inc. (LineRate Systems), an early-stage developer of software-defined application services. Solutions The company’s integrated family of TMOS-based network and application services are software products that run on purpose-built hardware and are also available as virtual (software-only) editions. These products function as strategic points of control in IP networks, inspecting, modifying and directing traffic to optimize the security, availability and delivery of applications and data to any user, anywhere. The company’s LineRate technology supports similar functionality in software-only solutions designed to meet the specialized needs of software-defined data centers. Its Traffix diameter signaling and routing devices address the needs of service providers by enabling communications among the elements of their legacy infrastructures and their evolving packet-based 4G/LTE networks and data centers. Application Delivery The company offers solutions that include application security, secure remote access, firewall protection, WAN optimization, access policy management, carrier grade NAT, diameter signaling policy enforcement, and fraud detection, opening up large opportunities in various adjacent markets. Many of the features and functions that differentiate the company’s products are built into TMOS, its full-proxy operating system. Others are available as software modules that run on TMOS or as TMOS-based virtual editions. Software The core of the company’s application delivery technology is TMOS. The full-proxy characteristics of the TMOS architecture enable the company’s products to intercept, inspect and act on the contents of traffic from every type of IP-enabled application. In addition, the modularity of the TMOS architecture allows the company to deliver integrated solutions that secure, optimize and ensure the availability of applications and the networks they run on. TMOS iApps is a set of portable, customizable, reusable templates that enable the predictable deployment of the company’s products in front of various applications from vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, Citrix, BEA, and SAP. iApps also allows customers and partners to create templates that simplify the deployment and provisioning of their own applications. iCall is a control plane scripting framework that provides the ability to define data plane events, such as threshold breaches and adjust the behavior of the comp


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