F5 Networks, launched a new Application Ready Solution that provides high availability, improved performance, and scalability for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010. “F5 Application Ready Solution for UAG 2010 helps enterprise customers embrace this new technology from Microsoft and scale their UAG 2010 deployments. F5 delivers application-level optimization for servers hosting these remote access technologies.” “F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) maximizes availability and performance of UAG 2010 servers. F5 iRules commands provide custom client connection handling to ensure that traffic returns from application servers to clients via same UAG server where original connection was established. F5’s DevCentral portal, the only ADN online IT user community, provides a custom iRule specifically designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Direct Access configuration. With DevCentral, customers can download free iRules, collaborate on innovative ADN solutions, and share best practices in the portal’s discussion forums.” “Microsoft is pleased that F5 is committed to and has invested in the Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 solution to help customers realize Business Ready Security,” said John Chirapurath.