Yes, rumors about a potentially imminent acquisition of F5 Networks have returned, back for an encore performance.
Treat these rumors with healthy skepticism, folks. This is not the first time, nor the fifth or sixth, that an acquisition of F5 has been rumored. Thus far, F5 remains an independent company, so it’s probably unwise to gainsay the historical trend.
That said, let it be written that Cisco and IBM are variously reputed to be taking a run at the company this time around.