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F5 Completes Acquisition of Shape Security

F5 Networks has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Shape Security, a provider of solutions for online fraud and abuse prevention, adding protection from automated attacks, botnets, and targeted fraud to F5’s portfolio of application services. On December 19, 2019, F5 announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Shape.

This acquisition delivers superior value to customers by combining F5 and NGINX’s expertise in powering over half of the world’s applications across all types of environments, with Shape’s insight from mitigating 1 billion application attacks per day through sophisticated AI, cloud-based analytics, and anti-fraud technologies. Together, F5 and Shape represent an end-to-end application security solution, reducing infrastructure complexity while protecting every aspect of the ‘code to customer’ journey against losses from online fraud, reputational damage, and disruptions to critical online services.

“We welcome Shape to the team and look forward to the work we will do together to transform the application security landscape for customers,” said François Locoh-Donou, F5 President and CEO. “Shape’s advanced AI and analytics capabilities will help accelerate new ways of securing and enhancing the performance of every application, across any cloud.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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