Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, has been selected as a finalist in the Networking Product of the Year category of the CNET Networks UK Technology Awards 2006, for its Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) product.

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. In 2005, ZXTM gained significant industry recognition, winning six awards both in the UK and the US from IT Week, Techworld and Broadband Testing.

Paul Di Leo, CEO of Zeus Technology, said: “The CNET Technology Awards have established themselves as one of the most sought-after industry accolades and we are absolutely delighted to make it onto the finalist’s list for this year’s awards. In offering a single solution for managing the traffic, securing the network and accelerating applications, ZXTM provides customers with a comprehensive platform that delivers flexibility to meet their technology and business needs.”

“Having extended our presence globally, experienced significant year-on-year customer growth and having been named a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, the CNET award nomination caps a truly great year for us.”

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on 26 September 2006 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London. The awards are entered by those companies or individuals who have achieved an outstanding result or raised the bar for their technology sector. Entries are judged on business success by a panel of global technology experts.

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About Zeus Technology
Zeus Technology develops application traffic management software dramatically improving network and web-enabled applications and services making them run faster, more reliably, more securely and easier to manage.

Web enablement is the emerging standard for access to applications in Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Retail, Media, Travel and Transport, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Government – in fact any organization that provides an application or service to its public or enterprise-wide audience. The Zeus products are used by customers across a wide range of verticals to:

- Improve the performance of their services
- Ensure service availability during routine maintenance or unforeseen disasters
- Improve the security environment
- Make complex services easier to manage, integrate and migrate
Zeus partners include HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Intel, AMD, VMware and Lenovo. Zeus customers include BBC, HSBC, BT, Virgin Holidays, France Telecom, Cable & Wireless, STA Travel, eBAY, Wells Fargo, Federal Government and PLAY.COM.

For more information visit www.zeus.com.

About CNET Networks UK

CNET Networks UK is a part of CNET Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: CNET, www.cnetnetworks.com), a leading interactive publishing company headquartered in the US, with offices in 12 countries globally. The UK office was established in 2003. CNET Networks UK focuses on the business technology and consumer entertainment categories through five UK-focused websites: Builder UK (www.uk.builder.com), silicon.com (www.silicon.com), ZDNet UK (www.zdnet.co.uk), CNET.co.uk (www.cnet.co.uk) and GameSpot UK (www.gamespot.co.uk). CNET Networks UK also delivers one-to-one services through its direct marketing arm CNET Direct; and events through the European Technology Forum.

For further information:
Helen Cooke, Marketing Manager, CNET Networks UK - 020 7903 6994 - helen.cooke@cnet.com

Media Contact:
Vicky Lincoln
Zeus Technology
+44 (0) 1223 720412

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