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China Eastern Airlines Selects Radware to Handle Peak Traffic for the Olympic Games

July 15, 2008

MAHWAH, New Jersey, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Radware , the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that China Eastern, one of the leading Chinese airlines, has successfully deployed Radware’s APSolute application delivery controller (ADC) solution combining AppXcel, LinkProof, and SecureFlow with Radware’s application & network security product, DefensePro to optimize the e-commerce and web applications at the core of its mission-critical business applications.

China Eastern has used Radware’s complete ADC solution to build its next-generation network infrastructure to effectively resolve network access delays and IS problems. As such, it has increased user access response rates and enhanced the monitoring, control and management of its entire e-commerce system. This has enabled China Eastern to provide more efficient services to its passengers and meet challenges presented by the organization of the Olympic Games.

With steady economic growth in China, an upsurge of the tourism industry on the mainland and the upcoming Olympic Games, China Eastern has been facing tremendous pressure to handle an unprecedented volume of network access. The airline had an urgent need to upgrade its network to increase the utilization of multiple Internet links and enable a fast response-rate for different ISP users without affecting the operation and stability of the existing intranet, extranet, Internet and wireless local area networks. At the same time, the airline also needed to implement an effective protection mechanism against DoS/DDoS attacks to ensure high availability, performance and security network access for all business-critical applications throughout the Olympic Games and holiday season.

To address these needs, China Eastern turned to Radware, who proposed and deployed a total ADC solution inclusive of its LinkProof, SecureFlow, AppXcel and DefensePro products.

   - LinkProof, not only provides availability of the Internet at all times     and optimizes the use of these links but also enables intelligent load     balancing between ISPs without the need to coordinate between them.     LinkProof selects the best ISP link that will give China Eastern     customers the fastest access to data across the Internet;    - SecureFlow, uses granular application intelligence to optimize the     performance of best-of-breed content inspection, anti-virus, VPN, IDS     and firewall security tools. Its unified, scalable, switch architecture     ensures 24/7 security policy enforcement, high availability, fast     response time and transparent, cost-effective scaling of the full range     of data center security devices at China Eastern;    - AppXcel boosts application response times for the airline's end users     through a comprehensive set of acceleration technologies including     compression, caching, HTTP multiplexing, TCP optimization and more;    - Radware's award-winning DefensePro protects from external intrusion,     scans in high-speed, in-depth and real-time application traffic,     protecting and preventing China Eastern's website from threats and     attacks.    

“Through the deployment of Radware’s high performance and all-around business-smart networking solution, we have promptly improved the performance of our networking system,” said Mr. Dong Ming, of the Information Technology Management Department at China Eastern. “By ensuring the high availability, stability and security of our Internet links, this new system provides our passengers with a more stable, quick and timely transaction service. The real-time protection used against DoS /DDoS attacks also ensures the security of our business-critical system and safeguards our investment,” he added.

“We offered a complete solution, leveraging our industry-leading real-time monitoring technology, always-available solutions, business-critical acceleration capability and real-time protection against intrusions and DoS/DDoS attacks,” said Mr. Zhao Jun, General Manager of North China Region of Radware. “This has enabled us to create a new business model for users in the aviation industry, enabling them to easily manage their ever evolving needs.”

About China Eastern

China Eastern (CEA) is one of the biggest airlines of China. Based in Shanghai, the most energetic and advanced city of China, CEA was established in June 1988 and has been growing rapidly for 18 years. In 1997, it successfully completed its share reform and was listed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York Securities Exchanges. Nowadays, CEA operates over 80 international and regional routes, over 330 domestic routes, which connect 110 cities in China and aboard. A world wide network based in Shanghai covering China and connecting Japan & Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Australia has formed, which provides a smooth air express for passengers at home and aboard. With the registered capital of RMB 2.558 billion and total assets of RMB 62.1 billion, CEA has 35,000 employees, 200 large-to-medium sized modern jets, comprising of A340-600, A340-300, A330, A320 series, B767 and B737 series etc.

About Radware

Radware , the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for more than 5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute(TM), Radware’s comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front-end, access, and security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks “business smart.” For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com/.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware’s Form 20-F.

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