Nope, Riverbeads not good, I'd stay far away from that, lots of trouble there, in this tight market, there is little room for a play like that. When a company aquires another company, its expensive and it looses ground, it would be better for F5 to be acquired by a Cisco type.
NO H e double sticks NO. RVBD is a mess and the people running it have no clue. RVBD will die off on its own just fine. FFIV should never have run to 85 in the first place. Wait and see what the next earnings flush or launch does. FFIV CEO speak very inconsistent over the last year. PLUS, need to wait 3 or 4 weeks before earnings and see if they choke er warn again.