F5 Networks Provides Enterprise-Grade Application Delivery Solution for Verizon Cloud

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Press Release     December 2013

Verizon deploys traffic and access policy management for world-class application performance, security

December 5, 2013

SEATTLE and NEW YORK—F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced today that F5 technologies provide network traffic and security management services for the new Verizon Cloud. The F5®BIG-IP® product suite allows enterprises using Verizon Cloud to keep business-critical applications fast, secure, and available. As part of its mission to radically improve the enterprise cloud, Verizon continues to leverage enterprise-grade technologies to provide clients with the consistent performance, user control, and flexibility not found in other generic public clouds.

Verizon embedded F5’s comprehensive suite of application services into Verizon Cloud Compute, its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. As part of this solution, F5’s BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager connects isolated environments and intelligently directs users to the best-performing data center to maintain high application performance. In addition, Verizon Cloud utilizes the advanced capabilities of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager® that allow for consistent deployment and enforcement of the policies governing security. These capabilities enable enterprises to confidently take advantage of the benefits Verizon Cloud has to offer.

With network functions virtualization (NFV) and BIG-IP solutions, enterprises using Verizon Cloud can maintain consolidated security credentials to access business applications and networks globally. This use of NFV demonstrates the core vision of the Verizon cloud, allowing clients to deploy best-of-breed, enterprise-ready virtual appliances that provide high levels of security, configurability, and flexibility to meet their demanding enterprise workloads.

“Verizon Cloud provides the availability, performance, and security enterprises demand from cloud services, and F5 is core to delivering those,” said John Considine, CTO at Verizon Terremark. “F5 was able to provision the components to support the dynamic scale and software-deployed management Verizon Cloud required to meet the needs of businesses adopting cloud today.”

“Helping customers effectively, securely, and efficiently combine application services and cloud environments—regardless of the specific makeup of their infrastructures—is a top priority for us,” said Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO at F5. “Verizon Cloud demonstrates how organizations can use flexible, enterprise-class technologies to seamlessly and safely extend their applications to the cloud. With F5’s Software Defined Application Services, customers like Verizon can easily configure how optimization, security, and availability services are employed, tailoring environments to meet the needs of their business and cloud initiatives.”

Companies interested in Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon Enterprise Solutions website.

ABOUT VERIZON

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 180,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Online News Center: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ online News Center at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news. News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

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F5, BIG-IP, Access Policy Manager, Global Traffic Manager, and Software Defined Application Services 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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