Peapod Signed Up as New UK Distributor for Radware Product
Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of Internet traffic management solutions enabling continuous access to Web sites, and Peapod (UK) Ltd, the major independent vendor of Internet and security products in the UK, have announced the signing of a distribution agreement. Under its terms, Peapod will distribute 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 destined to the server clusters and by eliminating servers that are not operationally available.
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.
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’s products will provide our customers with full availability, easier management and scalability." Said Yarom Arad, Radware's UK sales manager. "Furthermore, by combining our products with Peapod's expertise, we can be sure that our customers will obtain the maximum benefit from their purchase."
"Peapod has a reputation as being the leading independent vendor of Internet and Security products in the UK." Said Phil Ryan, Peapod's product marketing manager. He added, "It is natural that we would select only the best and most popular load balancing and high availability products. We are pleased that two market leaders like Peapod and Radware can work together to bring the very highest quality to the UK marketplace."
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.
Established in 1991, Peapod has rapidly become one of Europe's leading authorities for managing and securing Internet and enterprise networks. With its comprehensive portfolio of solutions, Peapod consistently helps corporations and other organisations to meet their business challenges.
The company's track record for identifying and introducing the industry's leading-edge software products into Europe has enabled Peapod to develop a large corporate customer base covering the public sector, finance, utilities, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Peapod has offices in London, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. More information can be found on Peapod's Web site: http://www.peapod.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.