-- Brazil’s largest energy company chooses ZXTM --

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, 18 January 2007 – Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, today announced that Escelsa, part of the Energias do Brasil Group, has selected Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) and Zeus Web Server (ZWS) to improve the availability and performance of their network and their web-enabled billing system. This sale is a result of Zeus’ new partnership with Brazilian reseller, ITLOG, a provider of IT management applications and managed services.

Due to the great results, the solution has been standardized as the traffic management solution for the whole group, which includes two other power distribution companies and hydroelectric plants, among others.

Energias do Brasil, a leading Brazilian energy provider owned by EDP (Portugal’s major energy Group), had been searching for a clustered load balancing solution with SSL offloading features and were looking to reduce the downtime caused by maintenance to servers. They searched the market for solutions to meet their needs and in addition to Zeus, they considered products by F5 Networks, Radware, Cisco and Foundry. However, Zeus was their choice because of its clear differentiators in the areas of, scalability, virtualization and value for money.

“With ZXTM and ZWS, we have had 100% availability and gained unprecedented visibility of the amount of bandwidth the billing application uses,” stated Wagner Cecato, Senior System Engineer of Energias do Brasil. “This application provides information for the metering process at each customer’s house, permitting us to invoice on the spot. If this information was not available, the invoice would need to be printed centrally and sent by mail, so the availability of our billing application has had a direct impact on our financial performance.”

Interruption of web applications is becoming a thing of the forgotten past. It’s no longer the case that hearing, “We can’t do anything while the system’s down,” resulted in shrugs of reluctant acceptance and enormous lost productivity. Innovative IT directors don’t accept the status quo, but instead they raise the bar among their peers.

“Organizations like Energias do Brasil are always searching for ways to get more value out of their online technology investments,” said Paul Di Leo, CEO of Zeus Technology. “The performance of web applications affects all areas of a business and accelerating mission-critical applications can have a very positive impact on customers, staff, suppliers, partners and ultimately, on profitability.”

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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

Published on: 12:00AM on 18th January 2007