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F5
Based on 216 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 4240 reviews.
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Overview
F5 Networks, Inc. is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has development, manufacturing, and sales/marketing offices worldwide. F5 originally manufactured and sold some of the industry's first load balancing products. In 2010 and 2011, F5 Networks was on Fortune's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies worldwide.
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
NGINX Plus
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
F5 Advanced WAF
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
F5 Silverline Managed Services
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Microsoft Azure
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Windows Process Activation Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Harris Farm Markets, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, Green Prefab, 343 Industries, SM Prime, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
Windows Server AppFabric
OSIsoft
Microsoft .NET Framework
Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
Microsoft System Center
Kassen_rztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Adeka, QualCare, Aeriandi, UniCredit Bank d.d., Mostar, Allianz Australia Ltd., Grupo Familia
IIS
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
BizTalk Server
Centrebet, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, QualCare, Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, DTEK, Allscripts, United BioSource, Hogg Robinson
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
Microsoft Azure Application Gateway
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
27%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
6%
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
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