GuidePoint Security, a leader in security innovation, announced it was recognized by F5 Networks, Inc. (NYSE: FFIV) as their 2012 UNITY Federal Partner of the Year.

The award recognizes GuidePoint Security’s excellence in partner performance and customer service related to F5’s application delivery and security solutions. The honor also recognizes GuidePoint Security’s superior account management, customer service and technical acumen.

“GuidePoint Security’s combination of deep technical knowledge, superior customer service and F5-specific services enables customers to recognize the full capabilities of our solutions,” said Tim Clark, Manager, District Sales at F5 Networks. “We are proud to recognize GuidePoint Security as our top UNITY Federal partner, and pleased to recognize their hard work, innovation and commitment to their clients.”

“This honor highlights the strong relationship GuidePoint Security has built with F5 Networks. As our leading Federal security technology partner, F5 is positioned to provide our customers with comprehensive application delivery and security solutions that enable our clients to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their users. By adding GuidePoint Security’s technical expertise and strong customer service, we created a strong relationship that is poised to do bigger and better things for a long time to come. We are honored to receive this award and look forward to many more,” says Jim Quarantillo, Federal Partner at GuidePoint Security.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security provides customized, innovative and valuable information security solutions that enable commercial and federal organizations to more successfully achieve their security and business goals. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps our clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Learn more at www.guidepointsecurity.com.