Lime Wire Chooses A10 Networks' AX Series Advanced Traffic Manager to Boost Application Performance

AX Series Delivers a New generation Server Load Balancing Solution for High-volume Applications

SAN JOSE, CA. - October 22, 2007 -- A10 Networks®  today announced that Lime Wire LLC, maker of the popular LimeWire file-sharing software, chose two of A10's AX 2100 Advanced Traffic Manager switches to maximize application availability, scalability and performance; and enhance its end users' experience with the Lime Wire Store. A10's AX 2100 is one of five new generation server load balancer models, delivering a scalable platform capable of handling high-volume applications such as voice, video, peer-to-peer (P2P), Web 2.0 as well as collaborative and eCommerce applications.

Lime Wire is a leader of innovative P2P software development and solutions. Its signature products, LimeWire BASIC and LimeWire PRO, run on the decentralized Gnutella and BitTorrent networks, and are among the world's most popular P2P file-sharing applications. With a growing user base and a new high-volume e-commerce system coming online, Lime Wire needed a highly reliable and scalable Application Delivery platform to limit bottlenecks from the consumer to its systems. Lime Wire also wanted to bring its high-volume system online quickly with a limited number of potential roadblocks.

"With 50 million users and a new high-volume system coming online, we needed to build a solution to ensure that traffic bottlenecks are prevented before they occur," said Jason Pelzer, program manager for the Lime Wire Store. "We chose A10's AX 2100 switches as our application delivery platform because of their impressive performance and competitive price, plus the customer service and response from the A10 team."

A10 Networks' AX Series family helps enterprises of all sizes and ISPs build secure, high availability application server farms. Key features within the AX Series include:

"We are proud to provide Lime Wire with the application delivery platform it requires to ensure that its applications and servers perform as desired while running its very popular P2P file sharing systems," said Lee Chen, president and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX 2100 switches are highly-affordable, enterprise-grade, new generation appliances that deliver a significant price/performance advantage for the application load balancing market."

Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS): Optimized Multi-CPU Architecture
The Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) - built by A10's team of distinctive engineers with high performance Layer 2-3, Layer 4-7 and super computing expertise - is the distinguishing technology that makes the AX Series stand out in the Application Delivery Controller market. Many of the incumbent vendors' solutions are based on legacy architecture not designed to address the greater scale of Internet traffic and security requirements - for today and tomorrow. In order to address the need for speed, vendors continue to move their single-CPU software solutions to more powerful multi-CPU traffic management systems. But without the complete redesign of the software, performance benefits as a result of more powerful hardware will never be realized.

A10's AX Series with ACOS includes an optimized multi-CPU architecture, built from the ground up. It has maximum per-CPU independence with near zero interference among CPUs. ACOS linearly and concurrently scales processing resources in true parallel fashion. By evenly distributing application traffic to the system's processors, ACOS eliminates performance bottlenecks caused by unevenly loaded processors – allowing applications to perform as desired, especially during peak usage conditions.

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