ABC Solutions Appointed UK Reseller for Radware Product


Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of Internet traffic management solutions enabling continuous access to Web sites, IP applications and content, and ABC Solutions, a major independent vendor and systems integrator of mission-critical Internet and security products in the UK have announced the signing of a reseller agreement. Under its terms, ABC will sell Radware's Web Server Director (WSD), Cache Server Director (CSD), and FireProof in the UK, the largest Internet market in Europe.

The award-winning Web Server Director (WSD) family of products, which includes the WSD-PRO, WSD-DS, and WSD-NP, provides sophisticated local/global load balancing and fault tolerance for server farms by optimising traffic across the server clusters and by disregarding servers that are not operationally available.

Bi-directional distributing of traffic across firewalls

FireProof by Radware is an IP load balancing switch-based appliance that intelligently distributes traffic among as many as 100 firewalls. A single FireProof is capable of handling simultaneously inbound and outbound, transparent or non-transparent traffic.

In addition, Fireproof performs real-time monitoring on the managed firewall and routes traffic to the appliance that has the highest availability. Based on user defined intervals, the application health on each firewall is periodically monitored to ensure that traffic is routed to the best possible resource. Firewalls can be transparently added or removed from the farm to meet user demands.

Optimises resource utilisation

The Cache Server Director (CSD) is an IP load balancing switch designed for use in environments that deploy multiple cache servers. The CSD sits logically between user groups and the Internet. It intercepts user requests and redirects them to the most available Cache server. It optimises cache resources by intelligent load balancing between servers, detecting server failure and eliminating duplication of content.

"Radware products provide high availability and optimisation for server farms and firewalls. They enable ISPs and enterprises to ensure that mission critical applications are always available." Says Jorge Gerber, Radware's sales director. "The combination of ABC Solutions' professional skills with Radware's leading-edge high quality Internet traffic management solutions enable users to cope in a reliable and economic manner with ever-increasing traffic loads."

"We are finding that Radware's products complement our offerings to Internet Service Providers and enterprise users who require a fast delivery of information." Said Dr Jerry Cohen, managing director of ABC solutions. "We believe that Radware is a market leader and has the ability to remain so for many years."


About Radware

Radware develops, manufactures and markets products that manage and direct Internet traffic among network resources to enable continuous access to Web sites and services, applications and content based on the Internet protocol.

Radware offers a broad range of Internet traffic management solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of IP-based applications that are critical to their business. Radware's Internet traffic management solutions enable its customers to manage their network infrastructure to bypass system failures and to scale their network infrastructure to accommodate increasing IP traffic. Radware's products improve the productivity of network infrastructure by distributing traffic within a network to optimise the use of available network resources. Radware's products can be deployed either as independent solutions to address specific application needs at a particular location within a network or as an end-to-end integrated solution to manage traffic throughout a network.


About ABC Solutions

Founded in 1991, ABC solutions has grown steadily bringing together a wealth of IT expertise and experience. The synergy of these skills enables the company to fully understand the needs of its customers. This results in the successful implementation of IT solutions with minimum risk and disruption to existing systems and services.

As the demand for more efficient and effective IT systems is increasing rapidly ABC is well positioned with core technologies to enable customers to achieve their desired competitive advantage through better IT infrastructure.

On-going support and maintenance is effectively provided with both in-house technical support and through close working relationships with strategic partners including Radware, Hewlett Packard, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. ABC Solutions has support capabilities for UNIX, Windows NT and Linux.

With its Harpenden, Herts. head office and regional sales offices in Bristol and Leeds coupled with its maintenance operation in Ascot, Berks., ABC is able to provide full service throughout the UK and Ireland. More information can be found on ABC Solutions' Web site: http://www.abcworks.co.uk

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 Internet traffic management industry, changes in demand for Internet traffic management 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 F-1.