CAMBRIDGE, UK, 7 February 2008 – Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, today announced a new strategic alliance partnership with art of defence to offer Zeus’ ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) with art of defence’s web application security product, hyperguard.

ZXTM and hyperguard have inherently different approaches to security, the combination is extremely flexible and robust. hyperguard is a software-based plug-in that acts as a security filter for each web application to safeguard against attacks such as SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting or session Hijacking, whereas ZXTM intelligently monitors network traffic and can carry out prescribed policies to re-direct and even rewrite requests in both directions.

“The functionalities of hyperguard and ZXTM complement each other very naturally,” said Dr. Georg Hess, CEO of art of defence. “With both the application-oriented approach of hyperguard and the network approach of ZXTM, an organization can customize its infrastructure’s security to a degree that would otherwise be impossible.”

“By integrating art of defence’s hyperguard with our own ZXTM, the two become a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts,” stated Paul Brennan, Chairman of Zeus Technology. “Furthermore, it is an entirely European solution, which will appeal greatly to businesses and public sector entities throughout the EU.”

About art of defence
art of defence is currently the only German web application security software producer. The company does all of its research and development exclusively in Germany and is located in Regensburg.

Leading banks, financial service providers and e-Commerce businesses in the German speaking countries count on art of defence for the protection of their internal and external web applications.

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About Zeus Technology
Founded in 1995, 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,, NASA, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, ifs School of Finance, STA Travel and Virgin Holidays.

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Published on: 12:00AM on 8th February 2008