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FishNet Security Presented With F5 Partner of the Year Award at Agility 2014

For the Second Consecutive Year FishNet Security Is Recognized for Outstanding Sales, Service and Technology Investments

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/14 -- FishNet Security, North America's largest information security solutions provider, was presented with F5 Networks' (NASDAQ: FFIV) 2013 UNITY Partner of the Year award at the F5 Agility conference this week. The award recognizes FishNet Security for providing superior performance throughout the year and for general excellence in sales engagement and customer satisfaction. This is the second consecutive year FishNet Security has earned F5's top partner award.

"We are honored to again be recognized by the F5 team and are proud to count them as one of our largest product lines," said Rich Fennessy, CEO FishNet Security. "Our companies have worked closely together for more than 12 years to sell and support a strong national customer base. As a result, our team of more than 700 sales and technology professionals openly embrace their full suite of products."

FishNet Security is the largest value-added reseller for IT security and infrastructure technology products in North America. For market leading technology vendors like F5, FishNet Security invests in product training, testing infrastructure and product support processes to ensure that its system engineers, sales and support teams can provide market leading customer support.

To support F5's core business of application delivery networking and newer application security offerings, FishNet Security provides F5 customer with the following services:

  • Installation and Integration Services
  • Frontline Product Support with Level 1-3 product support hotlines
  • 24x7x365 Device Monitoring delivered from two Security Operations Centers
  • Authorized Product Training delivered onsite at customer locations or through nine Authorized Training Centers across the US

"Last year we saw continued traction in our core business of Application Delivery Networking, and we've also seen tremendous growth in our newer offerings -- especially those around security," said Keith McManigal, RVP of Channel Sales for the Americas at F5. "Our UNITY partners, with their dedication to identifying and addressing customer needs, were an integral part of this success. F5 thanks and congratulates our Partners of the Year. We're looking forward to growing these successful partnerships in 2014."

About FishNet Security
FishNet Security is the No. 1 provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. Since 1996, the company has repeatedly been recognized for its rapid growth, high customer satisfaction and continuous business innovation. Today, FishNet Security has 30 regional offices, including 10 training facilities, two product testing laboratories and two security operations centers that monitor and support customer networks. For more information, visit www.fishnetsecurity.com.

About F5 Networks
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.

FishNet Security Media Contact:
John Van Blaricum
Vice President, Marketing
816.556.3548

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