The company has acquired a position in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), published October 30, 2012.
F5 Networks is a provider of Application Delivery Networking (ADN) that helps companies and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT.
Dan Matte, EVP of Marketing and Business Development at F5 Networks, said in a statement, “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, 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.”
F5 solutions help integrate disparate technologies to offer 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.
In addition, F5 customers get open a architectural framework and apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud.
As defined by Gartner (News - Alert), “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.”