Concordia University Selects Radware's Application Delivery Solution to Enhance Security, Performance and Reliability of its Networked Applications


Radware, (NASDAQ: RDWR) the leading provider of application delivery solutions for ensuring the availability, performance and security of networked applications, today announced that Concordia University has deployed Radware's application-smart switching solutions to ensure continuous performance of the campus' mission critical applications. This news complements Radware's concurrently announced global momentum in the education space (see related release entitled: Radware Makes Campus Networks "Application-Smart" for A Hundred Thousand Students Back In School Around the World).

Concordia University of Wisconsin is one of 10 universities in the Concordia University system responsible for the availability and optimized performance of all campus email, Web access, and administrative systems. To help the university ensure fast end-user response time for its networked applications and prevent service interruptions, Galaxy Data, a value-added reseller of connectivity solutions, deployed a high performance application switching solution consisting of multiple Radware WSD and LinkProof devices located at critical points in the university's infrastructure. Concordia University also uses Radware's SynAPS embedded Intrusion Prevention software, available on all Radware application switches, to add an extra layer of security by protecting the perimeter of the network from port blocking before it reaches the firewall.

"Having been burned in the past by an outage and a multiple day loss of production, we needed a solution that would ensure continuous remote accessibility to our mission critical applications. Radware's products met our needs, because its solutions eliminate bottlenecks while delivering 24/7 link availability," said Mark Newhouse, director of computing operations, Concordia University. "Since we added LinkProof and WSD into our infrastructure, we have not encountered a single outage," added Mark Newhouse.

"A university is a unique technology environment because it relies so heavily on Internet-based applications, and is greatly impacted by every moment of a service outage," said Lisa Pettay, president, Galaxy Data. "The combination of LinkProof and WSD provides end-to-end availability and security for Concordia University's servers and ISP links."

Radware WSD eliminates network failures and downtime from enterprise servers delivering fault tolerant operations of all IP applications including Web services and online applications. LinkProof ensures non-stop link availability, load balancing and end-to-end application optimization for reliable and high performing enterprise multi-homing. LinkProof prioritizes all link traffic for high quality of service (QoS) and guaranteed service levels for mission critical applications while cost effectively upgrading bandwidth to meet growth in connectivity requirements.

"Concordia's students, professors and university employees rely on their network to provide them with round the clock access to essential academic resources," said Dr. Michelle Blank, Radware's newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer. "Radware developed its application-smart switches to help customers like Concordia address the broad range of availability, performance and security challenges characteristic of demanding network environments so their user constituencies can get the most value from their IT infrastructure."


About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) is the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assuring the full availability, maximum performance and complete security of all business critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs. Over 3,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide use Radware application-smart switches to drive business productivity and improve profitability by adding critical application intelligence their IP infrastructure, making networks more responsive to specific business processes. Radware's best of breed product family provides the most complete set of application front-end, remote access and security capabilities for intelligent application-specific tuning of global networks to ensure faster, more reliable and secure business transactions.

Learn more on how Radware application delivery solutions can make your network application-smart to ensure fast, reliable secure networked applications at www.radware.com.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching industry, changes in demand for Application Switching products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.