RapidShare Hosts Avira Antivirus Download for PC WELT (IDG Magazine Media GmbH)

March 25, 2009

CHAM, Switzerland, March 25 /PRNewswire/ –

– 250,000 Downloads Within Two Hours

The download of security software Avira Antivirus Personal 9 Free for PC
WELT, a magazine published by IDG Magazine Media GmbH, was hosted by
RapidShare. The software was downloaded 250,000 times from the site
http://www.pcwelt.de/specials/antivir within the first two hours. In total,
RapidShare provided 80 terabytes of data within one week and processed 10
gigabytes of data traffic per second during peak times.

As a result of the high demand, RapidShare established an additional
cluster which enabled access to the file from several servers simultaneously.
“We were impressed by the rapid and flexible processing and the
straightforward service,” comments PC WELT’s Panagiotis Kolokythast. “Because
the download was advertised at periodic intervals throughout the day, the
number of visitors to the site varied heavily but RapidShare was able to
satisfy all requests very quickly even at peak times.”

RapidShare’s infrastructure was specifically geared toward the quick and
efficient dissemination of large amounts of data. The system processes up to
three million requests simultaneously and with an Internet connection of more
than 400 gigabytes through six different carriers RapidShare offers
scalability, redundancy and system stability. Thanks to multiple carriers
each continent is optimally connected so that users around the globe benefit
from high data transfer rates. Because of this the platform is especially
well suited for media companies wanting to distribute large files reliably
and securely to many users simultaneously. This includes for example
software, videos, trailers, updates, patches and demos.

“Our system makes it possible to make files available for downloading
within a few minutes and is very flexible and powerful. It offers companies
in the media industry the ideal conditions to comfortably and inexpensively
distribute films, patches or updates to their clients. An additional
advantage is the absence of long term contract obligations,” comments Bobby
, COO, RapidShare. “We are happy to fulfill the PC WELT’s high demands
and provide many thousands of users with the new security software.”

About Avira

Avira, http://www.avira.de is a worldwide leading supplier of
self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more
than 20 years of experience the company is one of the pioneers in this field.

The security specialist operates several business locations in Germany
and maintains partnerships in Europe, Asia and America. At the headquarters
in Tettnang on Lake Constance, Avira, as one of the biggest regional
entrepreneurs, employs more than 180 people, totaling 250 people around the
globe, whose dedication has been proved on numerous occasions. Avira AntiVir
Personal, which is used by millions of private users, is a significant
contribution to security.

The national and international clients include renowned listed companies
as well as educational institutions and contracting authorities. In addition
to the protection of the virtual environment, Avira also aims at the
protection and security in the real world by supporting the Auerbach
Foundation. The company founder’s Auerbach Foundation supports charitable and
social projects as well as the arts, culture and science.


IDG Communications Media AG in Munich is a subsidiary of the world’s
leading media company for information and communications technology,
International Data Group (IDG) in Boston. In Germany IDG functions as a
service provider for the Information Technology and Communications Sector
including media, services, events and the extensive data pool. Operating as
independent companies under the umbrella of the corporation are: IDG Business
Media GmbH, IDG Magazine Media GmbH and IDG Entertainment GmbH as well as the
market research company IDC Central Europe GmbH and the trade fair organizer
IDG World Expo GmbH. The singular portfolio in the German IT media sector
includes media brands such as http://www.pcwelt.de, GameStar, GamePro,
Digital World, Macwelt and Making Games as well as COMPUTERWOCHE, CIO and
ChannelPartner. With its media brands the corporate website as well as the
lead generation platform http://www.central-IT.de and the webzine for
technology oriented IT experts TecChannel.de IDG is one of the leading
service providers on the Internet. The possibilities for combining media
brands and their thematically defined communities with conventions and
conferences as well as corporate services with regard to individual cross
media solutions make IDG one of the most significant communications partners
for the highly specialized target groups in the IT sector.


About RapidShare

RapidShare AG hosts information for companies and private persons:
through the so called 1-Click-Hosting the user uploads his data to the system
in a few steps and receives a link over which he can retrieve or delete the
information as needed. RapidShare AG was founded in the year 2006 and has its
registered office in Cham, Switzerland.


    Bobby Chang, COO, RapidShare AG, Gewerbestrasse 6, 6330 Cham, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41-41-748-78-88, E-Mail: bchang@rapidshare.com

    Katharina Scheid, Public Relations Officer, RapidShare AG, Gewerbestrasse
    6, 6330 Cham, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41-41-748-78-81, E-Mail: kscheid@rapidshare.com.

SOURCE RapidShare AG

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