Flash Partners with F5 to Provide Faster Mobile Internet Browsing

Flash Networks announced the integration with F5's VIPRION application delivery controller to provide faster and smoother browsing using mobile devices.

Herzlia, Israel, February 7, 2008– Flash Networks, a leading provider of mobile Internet quality-of-experience (QoE) solutions, today announced integration of F5 Networks’ (NASDAQ: FFIV), VIPRION application delivery controller with its mobile Internet platforms to provide faster and smoother browsing using mobile devices. VIPRION’s traffic management and load balancing capabilities enable more mobile Internet traffic to be processed in the same amount of time and for all users to have a faster response time. With a scalable chassis and blade architecture, and a top-end performance of 36G of L7 throughput and 200,000 SSL transactions per second, VIPRION provides the performance needed today as well as the ability to scale in the future.

F5’s VIPRION routes all mobile Internet data traffic to Flash Networks’ quality-of-experience platforms for optimization while preventing bottlenecks and service delays by evenly allocating network load between several network servers. Flash Networks carrier grade QoE platforms run data acceleration, multi-media adaptation, video streaming shaping and content control solutions providing a superior user experience.

“The recent boost in mobile Internet traffic is putting tremendous pressure on network resources”, commented Eli Mahal, Vice President of Marketing at Flash Networks. “Response time is the number one factor for customer satisfaction for web browsing. F5’s VIPRION application delivery controller provides the extra speed and high availability that gives our Mobile Internet solutions a competitive edge.”

“The Mobile Internet is at an inflection point with tremendous potential for fast market growth,” commented Jim Ritchings, Vice President of Business Development at F5. “Consumer demand for media rich web content, and the wide variety of web applications is burning up available bandwidth fast. The VIPRION application delivery controller integrated with Flash Networks’ mobile Internet platform can handle high volumes of traffic--driving up customer satisfaction, mobile Internet adoption and data revenues.”

About Flash Networks
Flash Networks is a leading provider of quality-of-experience (QoE) solutions that accelerate mobile Internet adoption by empowering a fast, adaptive, safe and personalized user experience. Flash’s innovative QoE platforms harmonize network infrastructure for lower capital and operating expenses while enabling the rapid introduction of revenue-generating mobile Internet services. With offices in Europe and North America, Flash Networks serves a growing installed base of over 40 top-tier mobile carriers worldwide such as T-Mobile, Vodafone and Orange.

About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington,

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Susan Cohen
Flash Networks
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Mobile: +972-54-4302410

Patrick Smith
Sonus PR for Flash Networks
Phone: +44 (0)20 7851 4890
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