Zeus launches ZXTM channel partner program

Zeus Technology signs Pyramid Computer GmbH as first ZXTM channel partner

Zeus Technology, the acknowledged leader in Internet infrastructure solutions, today launched the ZXTM Channel Program. Pyramid Computer GmbH has signed as the first reseller partner in the programme, which provides resources and support to both reseller and alliance partners selling Zeus' ZXTM next-generation application-centric traffic manager software.

The ZXTM Channel Program builds on Zeus' existing partnerships with the aim of increasing market share and strengthening Zeus' leadership in web application delivery.

An existing reseller of the Zeus Web Server (ZWS), Pyramid will be the first reseller partner to join the programme. Pyramid is a leading supplier of computer hardware, communication and web server software in Germany, focused on the manufacture of custom-made computer systems and the development of dedicated server solutions.

Pyramid will resell ZXTM to the German, Swiss and Austrian markets both as software and as an appliance running on its custom-built dual AMD Opteron processor-based server. The appliance will be launched at CeBIT 2005 on 10 March 2005.

"ZXTM is redefining the way organizations deliver guaranteed high performance for web-based applications," commented Paul Di Leo, CEO, Zeus Technology. "The ZXTM Channel Program will increase our reach in this rapidly-growing sector and provide all the tools and support necessary for our partners to build market share. Pyramid Computer leads the German, Austrian and Swiss markets and the combination of our software and its hardware provides a compelling solution to securely manage application traffic."

"Expanding our relationship with Zeus delivers real benefits to both organizations," commented Frieder Hansen, CEO, Pyramid Computer GmbH. "The combination of technology expertise and geographical reach with ZXTM will enable us to provide our customers with high performance for crucial web-based applications."

ZXTM leads the way in intelligent, application-centric traffic management. At its heart is TrafficScript, the most powerful and intuitive traffic inspection, manipulation and routing language available.

Unlimited content inspection enables ZXTM to analyse and rewrite entire client requests and server responses. Traffic can be routed based on traffic origin, destination, content type or any part of the request or response, enabling business policies to be translated into traffic management decisions.

Providing intelligent traffic management, application optimization with connection offload and compression handling, SSL offload using the industry leading 64-bit enhanced software code, native XML processing, bandwidth management and SLA enforcement, application security and user defined application health monitors, ZXTM's comprehensive feature set provides complete control over services offered to end users.

ZXTM was recently positioned in the Visionary Quadrant of Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Web-Enabled Application Delivery 2H04.

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About Pyramid Computer GmbH

Pyramid Computer GmbH with a workforce of over 90 employees has been developing solutions in the PC, Server and Networking sectors for 20 years. Since 1998, dedicated server solutions and appliances have been brought to market maturity in Pyramids own development department. The main product is BenHur, one of the most comprehensive, Linux-based Multi-function Security Appliance Server in the market. More information at www.pyramid.de

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