At the core of F5’s technology platforms is the TMOS operating system, which is due for a major refresh in 2013. The new update is codenamed Solar and according to McAdam, is now on track and is meeting the company’s development milestones.
“The Solar release ships with approximately 76 new areas of functionality for TMOS including the debut of our advanced application delivery firewall solution,” John McAdam, CEO of F5 said during his company’s earnings call this week.
2013 will also see new hardware that will further expand the growth opportunities for F5 over the course of the year.
“Our goal is to refresh the current product lines with a new range of products that provide significant price performance advantages with increased functionality,” McAdam said. “We are now at the initial phase of one of the most significant product line refresh opportunities that we have had in several years.”