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Radware’s Alteon 10000 Delivers Highly-Performing, Resilient and Scalable Mobile Data Services to Two Major North American Mobile Carriers

August 14, 2012

MAHWAH, New Jersey, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Radware [http://www.Radware.com ](R) (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application
delivery [http://www.radware.com/Products/ApplicationDelivery/default.aspx ] and
application security
[http://www.radware.com/Products/ApplicationNetworkSecurity/default.aspx ] solutions for
virtual and cloud data centers, today announced agreements with two leading mobile
operators in North America for purchases of its Alteon
[http://www.radware.com/Products/ApplicationDelivery/Alteon/default.aspx ](R) 10000
application delivery controllers (ADC). The contracts, which will be implemented in stages
as the carriers’ infrastructure build-out progresses, have an initial combined value in
the multimillion-dollar range.

Mobile data traffic has skyrocketed due chiefly to the huge increase in smartphone and
tablets usage, together with the rising popularity of mobile video streaming services and
other over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications. This explosion of mobile data has
significantly strained mobile carrier networks, requiring the operators to not only
address higher mobile traffic volumes, but also intelligently optimize and manage traffic
by dynamically steering it based on user, application, location and content-awareness.

The mobile operators – both existing Radware customers – purchased the Alteon 10000 to
fully and cost-effectively address these emerging mobile data challenges. The Alteon 10000
delivers high-end processing capacity and performance superiority in all Layer 4 through 7
metrics, coupled with the most advanced transparent load balancing and mobile data
acceleration capabilities. Like other mobile carriers, these two operators face traffic
surges that cannot be predicted. With the Alteon 10000′s on-demand scalability, network
managers can add more throughput capacity when needed up to 80Gbps. in order to support
more value added services using a software license. It further enables them to plan for
more traffic volume growth while eliminating any hardware replacement projects, resulting
in maximum CAPEX and OPEX reduction.

In addition, both operators chose the Alteon 10000 because of its carrier-grade,
performance superiority that enables them to manage a greater number of connections per
second, load balance more mobile data traffic, and scale the solution to ensure 24/7
availability, high service level agreements and fast performance of their current and
future value added services. Moreover, the Alteon 10000 provides the carriers with the
ability to intelligently steer traffic to multiple value added services based on user,
application, location and other Layer-7 attributes, thus supporting dynamic and complex
mobile data policies. This results in a reduction in the number of traversals inside the
mobile core network without changing the network infrastructure, and optimizing the mobile
services for better quality of experience.

“Today’s carriers require a best-of-breed, highly-performing, scalable application
delivery solution, which will enable them to become more competitive and better manage
growth in areas such as mobile data and video services,” said David Aviv, vice president,
Advanced Services, Radware. “By leveraging transparent traffic steering, the Alteon 10000
ensures the high availability and fast performance of a carrier’s high-touch network
services and value added services. As carriers experience unprecedented mobile data
growth, the Alteon 10000 platform helps them cost-effectively support more services, scale
throughput and users without any hardware replacements.

“We are pleased that these leading mobile carriers view Radware as a trusted partner
with solutions for managing this growth and recognizing the value Radware brings to help
them succeed,” he said.

In addition, with the depletion of IPv4 address space, carriers are migrating their
network infrastructure and servers from IPv4 to IPv6. Being a full IPv4/IPv6 gateway, the
Alteon 10000 eliminates more spending on new hardware, and helps reduce the risk in
migrations while keeping mobile applications always available.

More About the Alteon 10000

Radware’s Alteon 10000 is a high-performance, Advanced Telecommunications Computing
Architecture- (ATCA) compliant ADC that delivers on-demand, extendable throughput (up to
80 Gbps.) of application delivery capacity, while allowing users to run the industry’s
highest amount of fully-isolated virtual ADC instances on one consolidated platform.

It delivers breakthrough performance in terms of all Layer 4 through Layer 7
performance metrics, including 11.2 million requests per second via UDP and 2 million
connections per second via TCP, while supporting up to 44 million concurrent connections.
As a result, the Alteon 10000 supports more traffic and more applications to ensure best
quality of experience with fast response times. Also, with 15 ports of 10GE / GE (SFP+
pluggable optics) and additional 8 ports of 1GE (copper), the Alteon 10000 provides an
extensive ports offering and a wide set of connectivity alternatives. The 6-slot chassis
of the Alteon 10000 accommodates 4 payload blades, each providing 20 Gbps. of throughput.
All the chassis blades are hot swappable, allowing replacements without stopping the
entire chassis.

The Alteon 10000 also provides a wide set of application acceleration capabilities
including SSL offloading, Web compression, caching, HTTP multiplexing and TCP
optimization. These capabilities are designed to offload servers, address server
performance issues, mitigate security risks and enhance response times for the best
quality of experience for users. By offloading processor-intensive operations from
servers, the Alteon 10000 frees the servers’ CPUs to handle additional requests. This
eliminates the need to buy additional hardware in order to support application processing
requirements, thus reducing capital and operational expenditures.

The Alteon 10000 is a key technology enabler for Radware’s Virtual Application
Delivery Infrastructure
[http://www.radware.com/Solutions/Enterprise/Virtualization/default.aspx ] (VADI(R))
strategy that transforms computing resources, ADC services and virtualization services
into an integrated, agile and scalable on-demand application delivery infrastructure.
Moreover, Radware’s ‘pay-as-you-grow’ approach allows users to scale the solution capacity
and services to address evolving business needs using simple license updates. By
eliminating forklift upgrades and application downtime, it reduces overspending on the
solution for true investment protection.

About Radware

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virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full
resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete
business agility. Radware’s solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier
customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity
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