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February 16, 2011 00:01 ET

Bayer Signs Multi-Year Contract With Cotendo for Worldwide Website Acceleration Services

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - Cotendo, a fast growing innovative provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value-Added Site Acceleration services, and Bayer AG announced that the health care, nutrition and high-tech materials science giant has signed a 2-year extension contract for continued use of Cotendo's Site Acceleration suite. Bayer selected Cotendo as primary CDN and site acceleration provider in March 2010. The company uses Cotendo's suite, including its Dynamic Site Acceleration Service, to accelerate content delivery and simplify management of corporate web properties comprising over 10,000 HTML pages and more than 40 microsites worldwide.

"The CDN solution with caching and dynamic acceleration supports not only high performance -- even for SSL encrypted content -- but also useful advanced capabilities," says Joachim Behr, Internet Management Lead at Bayer AG Communications. Cotendo's innovative technology also includes control functions such as flushing, which can be carried out in real time and make it possible to keep all objects in the cache as long as needed and to update them within seconds.

Bayer often updates web content on thousands of Web pages across various sites several times per week and sometimes even multiple times per day. The process of deleting cached content previously had consumed significant time and resources. The acceleration suite gave Bayer immediate web content updates and instantaneous purging of content from Bayer sites. The real-time management capabilities are remarkably simple to use even for complex Web site management requirements.

"We are honored that Bayer has given Cotendo a strong vote of confidence and trust with this extended contract," says Cotendo CEO Ronni Zehavi. "We will live up to this confidence by striving to provide the most innovative, feature rich, and easy-to-use content delivery and acceleration services in the market."

Technical data:
Cotendo Dynamic Site Acceleration is a cutting edge service that leverages Cotendo's highly distributed, global network to rapidly optimize dynamic content such as personalized Web pages, CRM dashboards, and social network feeds. This content cannot be effectively cached on legacy CDNs built around big-iron caching frameworks. In contrast, Cotendo's software-based approach utilizes the company's high-efficiency algorithms to route user requests instantly to the closest Cotendo point of presence (PoP). Cotendo's fully meshed network allows customers to tune first-mile, middle-mile, and last-mile content delivery to minimize packet loss, congested routes, cache misses, and other common traffic problems that slow transit of data on the Internet. The Cotendo Suite reduces the processing load on application servers by allowing customers to fully offload SSL sessions and to compress objects immediately after they leave a Web server. These capabilities minimize infrastructure and bandwidth costs while improving both end-user experience and application scalability.

About Cotendo

Cotendo is an innovative provider of CDN and Site Acceleration services and a leader in creation of technologies that allow website operators and large enterprises to dramatically improve web performance and radically simplify content delivery management. Cotendo's customer base includes Fortune 500 enterprises, Tier 1 telecommunications providers and the world's largest social networks, eCommerce sites, and advertising networks, Cotendo's unique suite of software-based content acceleration offerings provide unprecedented site performance, transparency and application-level management capabilities as well as granular content delivery flexibility, and best-in-class content acceleration capabilities. The company's management team is comprised of acknowledged innovators in intelligent content management and content delivery networks and has been honored with awards including the Red Herring Top 100, AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Companies and the Businessweek Top 50 tech start-ups. Founded in 2008, Cotendo is funded by Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital and Tenaya Capital. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D based in Israel. For more information about Cotendo and its CDN and Site Acceleration Services Suite, visit www.cotendo.com.

About Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Its products are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time it is looking to create value through innovation, growth and improved earning power. The Group is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. In fiscal 2009, Bayer employed 108,400 people and had sales of EUR 31.2 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 1.7 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 2.7 billion. For further information, visit www.bayer.com.

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