Zeus Technology and SMC Networks Announce Partnership

Mountain View, CA and Irvine, CA - 13 November 2007

Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, and SMC Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e market, announced today that the two have entered into a partnership, through which SMC will market Zeus Technology’s ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) load-balancing software to its resellers and SMB/e clients for use with SMC’s network switching products.

Ethernet switching has been a critical technology, in terms of advancing the utility of networking, for many years, and SMC has been at the center of it all with 30 years of longevity, experience and noted quality. Enhancing speed and bandwidth management is critical to today’s and tomorrow’s networks, and SMC Networks is well-placed to deliver on these advances in technology through the company’s current and planned product lines. As a pure software solution, Zeus Technology’s ZXTM is ideally-positioned to optimize network efficiency, providing the SMB/e market with a high-performance, easy-to-use Application Load Balancing product.

The SMC Networks – Zeus Technology partnership brings together these two best-of-breed, network-focused companies that are collectively working to design and market products that meet the unique needs of the SMB/e market. SMC’s high-performance Gig/10G switching and advanced wireless solutions for the SMB/e market are complemented by the advanced features of ZXTM. The synergies created by this partnership result in the kind of network performance that will allow SMB/e clients to realize the advantages of high-end, enterprise-level networking, without enterprise-like overhead.

ZXTM is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD, and is the only load balancing solution available as a virtual appliance for VMware Virtual Infrastructure and on Microsoft Virtual Server.

The ZXTM Virtual Appliance for Windows provides a well-proven alternative to more expensive, less sophisticated hardware load balancers. ZXTM enables enterprises to deploy load balancing, high availability, traffic shaping, acceleration, security and sophisticated traffic management policies within their Windows-hosted infrastructure.

“The ZXTM Windows Virtual Appliance will be especially attractive to SMBs that have standardized fully on Microsoft infrastructures,” said Mike Stewart, Vice President, Zeus Technology. “ZXTM will allow SMC’s customers to manage Web and application traffic management using their own IT infrastructure, avoiding the expense, management and limited shelf life of proprietary hardware appliances.”

“We are excited to work with Zeus in bringing a high-quality, easy-to-use network optimization product to the SMB/e market,” said Keith Alexis, General Manager, SMC Networks. “Expanding our solution offering to include Zeus’ load balancing software further demonstrates our commitment to the SMB/e by enabling our channel partners to compete at the enterprise level.”

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