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Theale, Reading, U.K., 2 August 2011. Integralis, the UK’s largest IT security solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognised by F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) with the award of ‘Deal of the Year’ in EMEA for its work with a large high street retail bank.

Integralis, a Gold Partner under F5’s UNITY programme, worked closely with the customer to first develop a global design for its web architecture, and then to deploy the F5 BIG-IP platform to intelligently load balance and accelerate the shared applications contained within major production and disaster recovery data centres. The project included deploying BIG-IP Application Security Manager to protect web facing applications from external attack, as well as configuring and deploying BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager to provide a fault tolerant data centre failover solution.

"Integralis played a big part in a major data centre re-design project undertaken by one of the biggest financial services companies in the UK," said Michael Schoenrock, Director Channels & Alliances EMEA at F5 Networks, "They undertook the design, consultancy and implementation work of the F5 component to this key initiative, and are an outstanding winner of our EMEA 'Deal of the Year' award'."

This project has contributed to improved service availability and scalability across the bank’s operations worldwide. In addition, the customer has seen a reduction in its infrastructure operating costs as the shared service approach meant infrastructure consolidation was possible on a grand scale.

On receiving the award, Alastair Broom, Solutions Director, Integralis said, “Integralis has a reputation for excellence, in delivering practical security solutions and proactive advice, in our peoples’, unparalleled expertise, and also for forging strong relationships with leading edge partners. We are really pleased to see these strengths are well received in the critical area of data centre security and to be acknowledged with this award by an innovative, dynamic partner like F5 Networks.”

F5 is one of Integralis’ biggest vendor partners and the companies are currently working on a number of projects across a variety of customer sectors. Integralis has been a Gold partner since 2000 and part of the F5 UNITY program since its introduction in April 2010. Integralis is also an F5 Gold partner in Germany and Austria.

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About F5

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

About Integralis

A global company with reputable local expertise, Integralis is the UK’s largest provider of IT security services. Our honest approach combines proven technology with knowledgeable consulting to provide world-class, focussed business solutions. Integralis is renowned for its practical advice and innovative managed services. Businesses can focus on delivering their objectives by placing their confidence in Integralis to ensure that their organisation remains secure.

Visit www.integralis.com for more information.

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