Combined Offering Ensures Uninterrupted, Accelerated Connectivity
TEL AVIV, Israel, and SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 / / - Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, and Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD), the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced that they have agreed to a partnership to provide high performance and fault tolerant wide area network (WAN) infrastructure solutions for their customers.
The combination of Radware's LinkProof, which performs multi-homing, link load-balancing and health monitoring, traffic re-direction, and bandwidth management, and Riverbed's Steelhead(R) appliances, which accelerate application response and reduce transport protocol chattiness, offers a compelling solution for building a continuously available, high-performance WAN infrastructure without the need for expensive bandwidth upgrades.
Maintaining LAN-like performance and reliability at branch office sites that need to access centralized application resources is a key challenge for IT departments that are concurrently tasked with reducing operational costs, ensuring regulatory compliance, and increasing security and access control. This challenge is further complicated by inefficient application-to-server protocols and media-rich, bandwidth hungry applications that result in significantly degraded response times or complete service outages.
Benefits of working with Radware and Riverbed(R) include:
o Uninterrupted, LAN-like access to consolidated data centers, other
remote locations, and the Internet.
o Effortless management and load-balancing across multiple ISP
o Increased efficiency of the WAN with bottleneck and service-provider
outage bypass as well as bandwidth consumption management.
o Increased data security and compliance with integrated intrusion
According to Ezra Yosef, Director of Business Development, Radware, "Our joining the Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA) underscores Radware's commitment to partnering with best-of-breed technology providers, which through the combination of our products, delivers the business, economic, and IT value our customers want and need."
"The RTA was launched in late 2006 to grow the community of applications, networking and storage vendors working to address the needs of distributed organizations," said Venugopal Pai, senior director, alliances at Riverbed. "The combination of Radware's and Riverbed's solutions gives CIO's deploying critical applications from the data center to the branch office the very highest WAN application performance and the maximum availability and scalability of link resources."
Under the terms of the premier partnership program, the companies have agreed to undertake joint marketing and sales activities in support of their go-to-market plans. For more information about the capabilities of the joint offering and to download a free white paper on creating a cost-effective, scalable WAN optimization solution, please visit: www.radware.com/linkproof.
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for more than 5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute(TM), Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front end, access, and security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business-smart." For more information, please visit www.radware.com.
About Riverbed Technology
Riverbed Technology is the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ:RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.
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