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F5 Rolls Out BIG-IP 2000 Application Switch

Seattle-based F5 Networks Inc. Tuesday rounded out its family of IP Application Switches with the BIG-IP 2000.

The BIG-IP 2000 offers centralized processing, a switch fabric design, and integrated SSL termination. It comes with 16 Fast Ethernet and 2 Gb switch ports to support fast uplinks and multiple servers and devices. It ships with integrated SSL processing (100 TPS) at no additional charge. F5 said the swithc will be generally available on Feb. 15, with the base model priced at $24,250 for a single unit and $42,250 for a redundant pair.

"With the delivery of the BIG-IP 2000, F5 is executing on its promise of addressing the needs of all sizes of enterprises with a comprehensive solution for application switching," said Lucinda Borovick, director of Data Center Networks, IDC.