-- Zeus and SMC to Deliver Application Traffic Management Solutions to the SMB/e Market --

MOUNTAIN VIEW 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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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, Dell, 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, ifs School of Finance, STA Travel and Virgin Holidays.

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

About SMC Networks
SMC Networks is redefining leadership in reliable, robust, standards-based networking solutions for the SMB. The company’s commitment to interoperability, dependability, simplicity and affordability add up to true value for the SMB market; and its commitment to true partnership with resellers enables better service for the end-customer while enabling better business success for resellers. For more information about SMC Networks, visit www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4YOU (800-762-4968).

Zeus Technology Contacts
Madison Alexander PR
Dan Chmielewski
(714)-832-8716
dchm@cox.net

SMC Networks Contacts
Kimberly Maxwell, kimberly@netpr.net
Trisha Grahn King, trisha@netpr.net
850.835.2694
Stephanie Sullivan, stephanie.sullivan@smc.com
949.679.8052

Published on: 12:00AM on 13th November 2007