F5 Networks has again been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), published August 29, 2016.
“We would like to congratulate F5 on celebrating a decade in the Leaders quadrant, providing our African customers with a modern threat mitigation platform that provides complete protection from the bottom to the top of the network stack,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.
Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions distribute F5 solutions throughout Africa.
Ben Gibson, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at F5, points out: “With cloud and as-a-service offerings joining hybrid deployments at the forefront of the market, it’s an exciting time in the ADC space. We believe F5’s standing in the Magic Quadrant over time mirrors the value customers see in our technology and services portfolio, with differentiated capabilities across software and hardware solutions.”
In describing the market, Gartner states, “Application delivery controllers (ADCs) provide functions that optimise delivery of enterprise applications across the enterprise network. ADCs provide functionality for both user-to-application and application-to-application traffic, and effectively bridge the gap between the application and underlying protocols and traditional packet-based networks.”