Network Appliance and Radware Collaborate on Transparent Caching Solution

MAHWAH, NJ May 11, 1999 02:00 PM

Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leading provider of dedicated cache appliances for building the Internet's infrastructure, and Radware, known for its award-winning load balancing product line, today announced interoperability of the Network Appliance NetCache appliances and Radware's Web Server Director (WSD) and Cache Server Director (CSD). This collaboration will provide ISP and enterprise customers with transparent load balancing/caching solutions designed to maximize Internet/Intranet performance while significantly reducing WAN costs. "Radware's CSD and the NetCache appliance give customers a caching solution that provides the ultimate in performance and manageability," said Doron Meirom, President of Radware. "By transparently sending Web traffic to the NetCache appliance and forwarding all other traffic directly to the Internet, this joint solution removes bottlenecks, allowing customers to access Internet/Intranet data faster and more efficiently."

According to Zerowait, a systems integrator that represents both Radware and Network Appliance, the two technologies together create this new, exciting solution for accelerating content delivery over the Internet or WAN. As Michael Linett, Zerowait President, puts it, "Both ISPs and enterprises need to get content to users quickly and reliably. Our solution works for both because we use the best of both technologies: NetCache appliances serve content exceptionally fast, and Radware's load balancing solution makes sure the content delivery is fault tolerant, with total failover and uptime secured."

"We are very happy to partner with Radware to incorporate their load balancing product line with our NetCache solution," said Amit Pandey, director of NetCache for Network Appliance. "NetCache appliances are market-proven solutions and Radware has a history of providing technology leadership. Together we will ensure that customers have fast access to Web information no matter how much traffic crosses the network."

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance, a veteran in network file serving and caching, has been providing data access solutions since 1992. Major corporations and ISPs, including Lycos, Yahoo!, Citicorp Securities, Siemens, Lockheed, Cisco, Motorola and Texas Instruments have deployed NetApp solutions. NetApp's Internet caching solutions (NetCache appliances) and file servers ("filers") deliver fast, simple, reliable and cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared file services for UNIX®, Windows® and the World Wide Web.

The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized products that perform a single function. Network Appliance filers and NetCache appliances are based on the Company's innovative data access software known as Data ONTAP ™ and standards-compliant hardware. More information is available at

About Radware

Radware pioneered the field of IP load balancing in 1997 with the introduction of the Web Server Director (WSD). Today Radware is the only company that offers a complete IP load balancing solution for all local and global applications. Radware Ltd. is a member of the $500 million dollar RAD Group, a family of 13 independent companies serving diverse markets and technological niches within the networking and communications industry. Radware was established in 1997 to focus on load balancing technology following the success in that field of its parent company, RND Networks. Radware's award-winning products are already installed in many Fortune 500 companies and Internet Service Providers worldwide. Radware's products have won numerous awards, including the prestigious "Editor's Choice" award in both PC Magazine and Network Computing, Network Magazine's "Product of the Year" award; ZD Lab's "NetBest" award; and Network Computing's "Best Value" award. For more information, visit our Internet site at


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