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F5 Networks Appoints Kurt Hansen as A/NZ Managing Director

F5 Networks today announced the appointment of Kurt Hansen as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. Hansen will be responsible for overall business operations, sales, and business development for Australia and New Zealand. In this role he will focus on extending the company’s market-share in the Application Delivery Controller and Data Management markets.
  • 28 April, 2009 13:31

<p>F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the appointment of Kurt Hansen as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. Hansen will be responsible for overall business operations, sales, and business development for Australia and New Zealand. In this role he will focus on extending the company’s market-share in the Application Delivery Controller and Data Management markets.</p>
<p>Commenting on the appointment, Song Tang Yih, Vice President, Asia Pacific, F5 Networks, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Kurt spearheading our operations in Australia and New Zealand. The market in this region continues to be one of the most sophisticated adopters of Application Delivery Networking technologies and we believe that his in-depth industry knowledge and experience will assist in maintaining F5's momentum in this region.”</p>
<p>“The demand for Internet-based applications offered by enterprises to their customers both in mobile and fixed environments continues to grow, as does the data being placed in large and medium enterprise storage environments. As such, there is enormous potential for F5 in this region and I see a wealth of opportunities that allow us to collaborate with customers to build agile IT infrastructures that ensure people, applications and data can adapt to business changes,” said Kurt Hansen, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, F5 Networks.</p>
<p>“This is a terrific value proposition given the current economic pressures on our customers. The solutions that F5 brings to the application delivery and storage markets allow CIO’s to implement a Total Cost of Ownership strategy, whilst improving infrastructure robustness and the availability of applications to their customers. It's a very exciting time to be a part of F5.”</p>
<p>Hansen’s career in senior sales and management positions in the IT industry spans almost 20 years. Before joining F5, Hansen was the Managing Director at AirData Pty Ltd, where he grew top line revenues by 250 percent in 18 months.</p>
<p>Prior to AirData, he gained extensive sales leadership experience while at Symbol Technologies, Telstra, Cisco Systems, and Ericsson. In these positions he was responsible for increasing revenue through the development of sales and major account management.</p>
<p>Hansen holds a graduate diploma in engineering from Swinburne Institute of Technology.</p>
<p>About F5 Networks</p>
<p>F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5’s flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value. F5’s vision of unified application and data delivery offers customers an unprecedented level of choice in how they deploy ADN solutions. It redefines the management of application, server, storage, and network resources, streamlining application delivery and reducing costs. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.</p>
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<p>Jo Simon, F5 Networks +61 2 9978 1502. j.simon@f5.com</p>
<p>Shuna Boyd, BoydPR +61 2 9418 8100 shuna@boydpr.com.au</p>

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