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F5 Networks is the company that specializes in application delivery networking (ADN) technology for the delivery of web applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network and cloud resources. Known originally for its load balancing product, today the Company's product and services line includes all things related to the delivery of applications, such as local load balancing and acceleration, global (DNS based) load balancing and acceleration, security through web application firewall and application authentication and access products, DDoS defense, and more. F5 technologies are available in the data center and the cloud, including private, public, and multi-cloud environments.

HQSeattle, US
Employee Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2019)5,325(+21%)
Job Openings173
Revenue (FY, 2019)$2.2 B(+4%)
Share Price (Sept 2020)$120
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at F5 Networks

Gary Ames

Gary Ames

Alan J. Higginson

Alan J. Higginson

Chairman of the Board
Scot Rogers

Scot Rogers

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sandra Bergeron

Sandra Bergeron

Deborah L. Bevier

Deborah L. Bevier

Tom Fountain

Tom Fountain

Executive Vice President of Global Services and Chief Strategy Officer
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F5 Networks Office Locations

F5 Networks has offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Liberty Lake, Louisville and in 49 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
801 5th Ave
Bellevue, US
3535 Factoria Blvd SE
Liberty Lake, US
1322 N Whitman Ln
Louisville, US
285 Century Pl #150
Lowell, US
41 Wellman St
New York, US
600 Lexington Ave
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F5 Networks Financials and Metrics

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F5 Networks's revenue was reported to be $2.24 b in FY, 2019

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F5 Networks's current market capitalization is $7.3 b.
USDQ3, 2010

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F5 Networks Operating Metrics

F5 Networks's Registered Users was reported to be 278 k in FY, 2016. F5 Networks's Backlog was reported to be $33.4m in FY, 2016.
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$61.60 m$38.10 m$33.40 m

Patents (Foreign)

15 21 46

Patents (US)

216 254 283

Registered Users

165 k223 k278 k
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F5 Networks Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Shape SecurityDecember 20, 2019$1 b
NGINXMarch 11, 2019$670 m

F5 Networks Cybersecurity Score

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F5 Networks Revenue Breakdown

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F5 Networks revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 56.4% from Americas, 24.5% from EMEA, 14.4% from Asia Pacific and 4.8% from Other

F5 Networks Online and Social Media Presence

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F5 Networks News and Updates

F5 Networks Stock is Fully Valued At $140

Despite a 42% rise since the March 23 lows of this year, at the current price of around $140 per share we believe F5 Networks stock has reached its near term potential. F5 Networks stock has rallied from $99 to $140 off the recent bottom compared to the S&P which moved 51% over the same time per…

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F5 Networks debuts new tool to protect against fake web traffic

With a new security service introduced today, network traffic management company F5 Networks Inc. said it’s helping its enterprise customers to protect themselves against malicious bots and other types of automated attacks on their websites. The fully managed service, called Silverline Shape Defens…

Investors Have Been Wrong To Favor Cisco Stock Over F5 Networks, And Here’s Why

Cisco’s stock has grown by roughly 70% from the beginning of 2017, which has been an excellent return for the investors, but F5 Networks’ Stock has declined by about 5% over the same period. It is hard to believe that Cisco has outperformed F5 Networks’ stock by far - especially since Cisco’s...

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Did F5 Networks Overpay To Acquire Shape Security?

F5 Networks (NYSE: FFIV) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Shape Security – a security company that protects the websites and mobile apps of some of the world’s largest enterprises from various types of fraud and cybercrime. Notably, F5 will shell out $1 billion...
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F5 Networks Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was F5 Networks founded?

    F5 Networks was founded in 1996.

  • Who are F5 Networks key executives?

    F5 Networks's key executives are Gary Ames, Alan J. Higginson and Scot Rogers.

  • How many employees does F5 Networks have?

    F5 Networks has 5,325 employees.

  • What is F5 Networks revenue?

    Latest F5 Networks annual revenue is $2.2 b.

  • What is F5 Networks revenue per employee?

    Latest F5 Networks revenue per employee is $421.1 k.

  • Who are F5 Networks competitors?

    Competitors of F5 Networks include Citrix, A10 Networks and Amazon Web Services.

  • Where is F5 Networks headquarters?

    F5 Networks headquarters is located at 801 5th Ave, Seattle.

  • Where are F5 Networks offices?

    F5 Networks has offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Liberty Lake, Louisville and in 49 other locations.

  • How many offices does F5 Networks have?

    F5 Networks has 53 offices.