Finanz Informatik (FI) is the IT services provider of Germany's savings banks finance group (Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe). Their challenges are to improve security, availability and uptime of applications, streamline infrastructure management, improve cost-effectiveness of infrastructure and comply with FIPS. They chose F5 Networks to overcome these challenges. They have implemented BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Hardware Security Module (HSM) and iControl and iRules. The results of implementing F5 Networks were fast, secure delivery of applications, platform consolidation and unification, administrative time savings and FIPS compliance.