Press Release
Zeus supports Hawaiian voting education charity for US mid-term elections
--Top performance from ZXTM on KidsVotingHawaii.org—

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, 20 December, 2006 – Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software announced its support of Kids Voting Hawaii, a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization that was established to educate school children on the American electoral process.
Knowing beforehand that the concentrated volume of traffic in such a short amount of time could be problematic or even crash the site, Zeus and Kids Voting Hawaii collaborated to reinforce the website with ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager). The software was easily downloaded and quickly installed, requiring very little in terms of staff resources or support.
ZXTM makes websites and networks faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. It is able to handle large flash floods of web traffic and during the Election period 97,508 students were able log on to “vote” from school, State Libraries, at home and at polling sites, providing a seemingly authentic experience to students. With ZXTM, the site remained available and responsive, in spite of the severe demands placed on it.
"In the past, quickly securing data transmission and responding to large spikes in demand were difficult until we found ZXTM," said Jeff Chan of Commercial Data Systems, Systems Engineer for Kids Voting Hawaii. "ZXTM made it possible for us to monitor our real-time performance metrics and enabled Hawaii students to securely vote, while enhancing their understanding of the electoral process and civic responsibility."
“At Zeus, we recognized immediately that we could help make Kids Voting Hawaii a successful project,” said Paul Di Leo, CEO of Zeus. “Flash floods and network traffic jams are just some of the challenges that ZXTM solves every day for businesses such as online retailers, ticket sellers and travel agencies. Zeus is proud to have played a part in enhancing the experience for Hawaii’s voting students.”
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About Kids Voting Hawaii
Kids Voting Hawaii is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization partnering with schools and communities across the state of Hawaii, to educate youth about the importance of voting and good citizenship.

The purpose is to prepare all school-aged youth with the information and experience to participate as citizens and to sustain American democracy through deliberate instruction in voter education. The mission of Kids Voting Hawaii is to educate youth to become responsible voters and to promote adult voter participation. Kids Voting Hawaii provides an age-appropriate curriculum and classroom activities, which align with the Hawaii State Social Studies Standards, and address the ‘civic responsibility’ and ‘civic character’ measurements.

An affiliate of Kids Voting USA, Kids Voting Hawaii was initiated in 1996. In the first three General Elections, more than 125,000 students voted at adult polling sites on paper ballots for only the major candidates. In the 2002 General Election, Hawaii students were the first in the nation to vote statewide by computer. Over 88,000 Hawaii student voted. In General Election 2006, Hawaii students again will vote via the Internet.

About Zeus Technology
With over ten years’ industry experience, Zeus Technology develops application traffic management software, dramatically improving network and web-enabled applications making them run faster, more reliably, more securely and making them easier to manage.

The Zeus solutions enable organizations to intelligently manage their applications, streamline operations and provide a seamless end-user experience.

As the only pure software traffic management solution, the Zeus products are flexible whatever your deployment environment; a purpose-built Zeus appliance, standard servers, blades, or even virtualized environments.

Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as AMD, Egenera, HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over 1 million sites across the world and provides web infrastructure solutions to over 800 customers including, BT, China Telecom, Hotel.de, NASA, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, The Institute of Financial Services, STA Travel, Strategic Command, VNU, and Virgin Holidays.

For more information, please visit; www.zeus.com

Media Contact
Matt Barnason
Marketing Executive
Zeus Technology
+44 (0) 1223 720457
Email: mbarnason@zeus.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 20th December 2006