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F5 Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls
[August 09, 2017]

F5 Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls


F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner (News - Alert), Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), published August 7, 2017.

"Application Security Manager-our WAF-has always been one of F5's most popular products. Scores of customers have relied on it to protect apps from threats and defend against vulnerabilities," said Ben Gibson (News - Alert), EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at F5. "Recently we've expanded to meet our customers' needs in the cloud by offering that same trusted security in new ways-as a managed service via Silverline WAF; as an agile, easy-to-deploy self-service portal via Silverline WAF Express; and most recently as a click-to-deploy service in public cloud marketplaces like Microsoft Azure. We believe our placement in the Magic Quadrant reflects the trust customers place in F5 WAF solutions as they protect their applications o-premises and, increasingly, in the cloud."

In describing the market, Gartner characterizes WAF as "driven by a customer's need to protect public and internal web applications when they are deployed locally (on-premises) or remotely (hosted, cloud-based or as a service). WAFs protect web applications and APIs against a variety of attacks, notably including injection attacks and application-layer denial of service (DoS). They should not only provide signature-based protection, but should also support positive security models and/or anomaly detection." 1

The complete 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls report can be accessed by going to: https://interact.f5.com/F5_GartnerMQ2017_WAF.html


1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls," Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Claudio Neiva, 7 August 2017

About the Magic Quadrant

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About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world's largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter (News - Alert) or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5, Application Security Manager, and Silverline are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks (News - Alert), 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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