F5 enters India
Global Senior Vice-president, Marketing
F5 Networks has announced that it is entering the Indian market,
with its entire portfolio of products and solutions, including BIG-IP, FirePass,
Traffic-Shield, and iControl.
Comments Dan Matte, F5s Global Senior Vice-president, Marketing, The
Indian economy is growing rapidly, and outsourcing and offshoring have made
it an important IT hub. There is immense demand for secure and accelerated application
delivery and we have the solutions to meet that demand.
BIG-IP helps in local, global and link traffic management. It has four versions:
BIG-IP 1500, 3400, 6400 and 6800. FirePass provides secure application access,
and is available in three versionsFirePass600 for small business VPNs,
FirePass1000 for medium enterprises, and FirePass 4100 for large enterprises.
TrafficShield 4100 is an application firewall, which filters attacks, cloaks
applications, scrubs outgoing content and provides security services. iControl
software development kit is a standards-based interface (SOAP/XML), and iControl
services manager is centralised management for F5 devices.
F5 has extended its BIG-IP platform by adding BIG-IP 6800. This platform targets
midsize and large enterprises as well as hosting providers. According to Gartner,
application developers, owners, and their networking counterparts seeking an
architectural approach to accelerating web-based and related applications should
consider F5s BIG-IP platform.
F5 also announced the appointment of Shailendra Sahasrabudhe as the GM for India.
F5 is headquartered in Seattle, and has over 700 employees worldwide.