CAMBRIDGE, UK, 7th August 2006 – Zeus Technology, the leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, today announced that it has been selected as the first technology partner for UK channel development organization Horizon Solutions, as part of Zeus’ aggressive plans to expand its indirect sales presence.

Horizon Solutions, which was launched by Horizon Technology Group plc (HOR) in early July 2006, was formed to develop channels in the UK for IT vendors. It provides a full range of channel development services including training, pre-sales, technical consultancy, marketing and lead generation, as well as traditional distribution services.

Horizon Solutions and Zeus will partner to deliver Zeus’ leading application traffic management solution, Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM), to customers via value-add resellers and technical integrators. ZXTM is the only traffic management solution available as a software or appliance-based platform, combining traffic management, network security and application acceleration in one scalable solution. ZXTM's unique capabilities provide organizations with centralized control and resilience for applications, ensuring swift and seamless interaction between today's web-enabled applications and evolving XML-based web services.

Simon Welch, Marketing Director for Horizon UK said: “Working with Zeus allows us to address increased demand in the application acceleration market, delivering the industry-leading technology platform to enterprises via the reseller channel.“

“Our initial goal includes identifying and securing a group of resellers to work with Zeus to give us comprehensive UK coverage; then working together using significant joint investment to market Zeus Technology to end users, with the leads generated being passed to the resellers. I think our relationship with Zeus will be a mutually beneficial one.”

Steve Webb, VP of Sales at Zeus Technology said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Horizon Solutions - joining the Horizon community means we have access to an established network of potential customers and partners across the UK. As Zeus Technology continues its global expansion, we are focused on building and investing in our network of partners and creating new channels to market.”

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About Zeus Technology:
Zeus Technology is leading innovation in application traffic management software. With over ten years' industry experience, the company has developed award-winning solutions that enable organizations to intelligently manage their applications, streamline operations and provide a seamless end-user experience.

Web-enabled businesses rely on Zeus infrastructure products for reliability, scalability and security. Reshaping the market by taking an intelligent approach to application traffic management, Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) integrates the three essential business requirements of traffic management, optimization and security in a single robust and scalable solution. This provides centralized control and resilience for applications, and ensures swift and seamless interaction between web-enabled application services.

Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Clarity Group and Redbus Interhouse, OpenPSL and jetNEXUS. Zeus customers include BT, Cable & Wireless, Document Systems Inc., eBay, Hotel.de, NEC BIGLOBE, Newport City Council, NOB Cross-Media Facilities, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, The Institute of Financial Services, Virgin Holidays, The Planet, TD Waterhouse, Telewest, Verisign and We Energies.

www.zeus.com

About Horizon Solutions
Horizon Solutions is part of the Enterprise Solutions Division of Horizon Technology Group plc, a leading system integrator and distributor of information technology products, which is listed on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges (HOR).

Operating entirely as a 'channel only' business which does not sell to end users, Horizon Solutions provides comprehensive UK coverage both geographically and within defined vertically segmented markets. Horizon Solutions specialises in developing markets and delivering incremental revenue growth for its vendors.

www.horizon-solutions.co.uk

About Horizon Technology Group plc
Horizon Technology Group plc is a leading system integrator and distributor of information technology products in the UK and Ireland. Horizon Technology Group plc is listed on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges (HOR). For more information about Horizon Technology Group plc, visit:

www.horizon.ie

Press Contact:
Vicky Lincoln
Director of Marketing
Zeus Technology
+44 (0) 1223 720412
vlincoln@zeus.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 7th August 2006