F5 aiming for higher 2006 growth

F5 Networks Malaysia, which chalked up an impressive year-on-year revenue growth of 143% in 2005, aims to achieve a further 50% growth this year. 

Country manager Ivan Wen said the growth would be achieved on increasing awareness of the need for adaptable networks. 

“Enterprise applications today have become very multi-dimensional, transmitting not just voice, but also data and multimedia content over the business networks. 

“However, most enterprise networks today are not adaptable enough to effectively cater to complex software, and resorting to piecemeal fixes has become very costly for information technology (IT),” Wen told StarBiz

Ivan Wen

He said it was imperative for enterprises to put in place redundancy plans by investing in secure, available and adaptable networks. 

“Many organisations in Hong Kong and Singapore are already preparing their network infrastructure so that its employees can continue to work from home in the event of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) or bird-flu type disasters, which can render society immobile,” he said. 

Rated by Gartner Group as the leader in application delivery networking especially in the layer 4-7 fixed server load balancing (SLB) switch market, F5 delivers solutions through its flagship application traffic management (ATM) suite of products. 

The solutions are designed to handle application optimisation, availability and security functions in a cost effective and efficient manner.  

Six months ago, the company strengthened its product offerings by introducing security applications and wide area network (WAN) optimisation tools. 

Wen said F5’s WAN optimisation products enabled enterprises to achieve increased data transfer performance by as much as 500 times without the need to redesign the enterprise network. 

The company's customer base doubled to more than 100 over the past two years, and comprises major telecommunications providers, banks and local multinationals.  

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