Vigilar Partners with F5 Networks to Provide Complete Traffic Management Solutions for Enterprises

Information Security Services Firm Adds F5 to its Roster of Best-of-Breed Partners

Atlanta –August 28th, 2003 — Vigilar, a comprehensive information security solution provider, today announced a channel partnership with F5 Networks, the industry leader in Application Traffic Management. Vigilar’s customers can now take advantage of F5’s award-winning solutions designed to ensure uptime and secure availability for Web sites and IP-based applications.

For Vigilar, F5 was a natural addition to their list of award-winning security vendors. “Our partnership with F5 has helped broaden our security offerings at Vigilar to include traffic management, which creates another layer of protection against common security vulnerabilities,” said Joseph Dell, Chief Technology Officer at Vigilar.

“This is important to us as a security-focused solution company because we are seeing a growing trend of attacks that take advantage of poor TCP connection methods. F5 helps solve these security issues, and at the same time offers global load balancing for business resources,” Dell continued.

Through this partnership, Vigilar will sell F5’s traffic management products. In addition, Vigilar offers technical support and consulting services. Vigilar provides F5 with expanded opportunities in the Atlanta and Dallas technology-rich markets.

“F5 is pleased to partner with Vigilar, whose focus on best-of-breed solutions and loyal customer base makes them a compelling partner. Vigilar’s expertise in security and risk management are well matched with F5’s industry leading secure traffic management products”, said Tom Pettigrew, Vice President of Global Channel and Emerging Markets at F5.

Traffic management is a vital part of network health for all businesses and a paramount aspect of Internet security. F5 solutions add additional layers of security and control with the unique ability to intercept, inspect, transform and direct network traffic based on the customers’ business policies. Now, Vigilar can offer this enhanced level of security to its customer base.

About Vigilar
Vigilar is an information security solution provider dedicated to providing solutions that manage risk and create trust through the delivery of technology controls, education and process development. Vigilar has partnered with the world’s leading security technology providers and addresses the demand for integrated security solutions as a critical component to overall business success. With security as their sole focus, Vigilar is able to effectively offer secure, reliable and scalable solutions mapped to customers’ critical business objectives through professional services, technical support, training and managed services. For more information, visit or call 1.866.365.8401.

About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the industry leader in Application Traffic Management, enabling enterprises and service providers to optimize any mission-critical application or web service, providing secure and predictable delivery of application traffic in an unpredictable environment. Through F5’s unique open iControl(tm) API, third party applications and network devices can take an active role in shaping network traffic, delivering application aware networks that allow customers to direct traffic based on their exact business requirements. Our solutions optimize the availability, security and speed of mission-critical servers and applications, including enterprise applications, web services, mobile IP applications, web publishing, content delivery, e-commerce, caching, firewalls and more. F5’s solutions are widely deployed in large enterprises, the top service providers, financial institutions, government agencies, healthcare, and portals throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. F5 Networks is located on the web at

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