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Dan_Griffin_16
Historic F5 Account

I got asked this question today. I've been around here long enough to have heard all the supposedly "true" origins of the company's name. The most frequent assumption I've heard is that the company is named after the "F5" key on a standard keyboard. There are some handy uses that the F5 key does provide. The one I use most frequently is to kick PowerPoint into presentation mode (you can also make the screen go black or white with the "B" or "W" keys while in presentation mode - which comes in handy for discussion or white board breaks). But, being the basis for our company name is not one of them. F5 is named after the highest rating on the Fujita Scale. Just as earthquakes have Richter and hurricanes have Saffir-Simpson (bet you didn't know that one!), tornadoes have Fujita.

 

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Joe_Pruitt
Cirrostratus
Cirrostratus
I always thought that the "F5" key was "Run" from within the debugger. I guess this shows what software I use most often...

 

-Joe
Dan_Griffin_16
Historic F5 Account
I'm waiting for the "PowerPoint compiler" to come out. That turns my bad drawings into actual products.
Dan_Griffin_16
Historic F5 Account
You're correct about the source of inspiration. Another company name that was inspired by a movie is Packeteer. The movie in their case was "The Rocketeer". If you look at their logo, you'll see that it is made up of two little rockets flying around.
Amit_V_Chavan_1
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus
The Name F5 represents highest intensity tornado which has incredible damage capacity and it measured on Fujita scale starting from F1 to F5, So the idea is to represent that these Big IP Devices has incredible traffic processing capacity so the name is "F5" !!!
MayaMosciski
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Nimbostratus

F5, or FTP over TLS, is an extension of FTP that encrypts the data between your computer and web server. It provides an extra layer of security in case your computer or ISP gets hacked, so you don't have to worry about someone stealing your files. I would like to visit resumehelpservices.com website for reading reviews about the writers who will assist me in my essay.

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