SiteSmith and Radware Partner to Deliver Outsourced Internet Traffic Management Solution for E-Businesses


SiteSmith Inc., the leading Internet site operations company, announced today a partnership with Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of Internet Traffic Management (ITM) solutions. As a result of the partnership, RocketLinks, a new search engine that matches Web users with targeted information, benefits from SiteSmith's continuous site operations management and Radware's best-of-breed load balancing solution.

The partnership allows SiteSmith to resell Radware's award-winning ITM solutions to its customers and provide implementation, configuration and ongoing management of the solution at its customers' sites. As part of the agreement, Radware will provide ongoing technical training and support of SiteSmith's certified technicians to ensure its customers 24x7 high availability to information servers, firewalls and cache servers.

"The partnership with Radware demonstrates our ability to provide our customers with the technical knowledge base required to select best-of-breed vendors for their business-critical Web sites," said Marv Tseu, CEO of SiteSmith. "Downtime and lagging Web site performance contributes to billions of dollars in lost revenue each year. With our expertise in selecting the exact solution for each customer's requirements, such as Radware's, we can ensure that our customers' Web sites continue uninterrupted."

SiteSmith's partnership with Radware is a natural progression as an increasing number of companies outsource mission-critical Web sites to professionals who specialize in managing Internet sites for optimum performance. E-businesses that outsource Web site management are benefiting from time-to-market advantages, total cost savings, reduced recruiting efforts and guaranteed round-the-clock support.

"SiteSmith's comprehensive site management experience combined with our expertise in high-availability performance and fault tolerance offer customers a new level of certainty within the e-business environment," said Doron Meirom, president and CEO of Radware Inc. "Radware is in the business of eliminating the uncertainties that exist in the e-commerce environment and helping customers keep their sites up and running 24x7. Partnerships with innovators in the site management arena such as SiteSmith extends the benefit of our products to SiteSmith's rapidly expanding customer base."

One SiteSmith/Radware customer that has already benefited from the partnership is RocketLinks.com, which uses SiteSmith to manage the ongoing operations of its Web site, and multiple units of Radware's Web Server Director for Network Proximity (WSD-NP) to provide high availability, optimization and fault tolerance. The result is unparalleled Web site performance using the most reliable, scalable and secure Internet infrastructure technology available.

"With SiteSmith and Radware having an existing relationship we dramatically cut our integration time and costs, while improving our time-to-market advantage and staying on the cutting edge of Internet technology," said Ed Murphy, VP of operations at RocketLinks, Inc. "SiteSmith has invaluable technical expertise that enables us to concentrate on our core business of providing new and innovative Web traffic solutions to Internet-based advertisers."


About Radware

Radware develops, manufacturers 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 optimize 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 SiteSmith

SiteSmith, Inc. is a leading provider of outsourced Internet site operations for new start-ups and established e-businesses. Since its inception in October 1999, SiteSmith has assembled a world-class team of Web engineers, Internet technologists and project managers to help companies build and operate reliable, scalable and secure Internet sites. SiteSmith is dedicated to helping e-businesses deliver the performance and consistent services that customers, investors and partners demand -- twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. SiteSmith is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Herndon, VA. Information about SiteSmith and its services is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sitesmith.com or call 1-888-424-0059.

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