SOURCE: PeerApp, Ltd.

April 10, 2007 16:46 ET

PeerApp Awarded Key Patent for Technology That Enables Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution and Acceleration

NEWTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- PeerApp, Ltd., a pioneer in carrier-grade peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure solutions for Internet Service Providers has been awarded a key patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for technology that enables peer-to-peer content distribution and acceleration. The issued U.S. Patent No. 7,203,741 is for a "Method and system for accelerating receipt of data in a client to client network."

The invention outlines an advanced peer-to-peer acceleration solution that allows Internet Service providers to manage and monetize Peer-to-Peer traffic.

"This is a ground-breaking patent for P2P caching and content delivery and it emphasizes the position of PeerApp as a pioneering provider of P2P infrastructure solutions and leader in its market segment," says Robert Mayer, PeerApp CEO.

As part of patent approval process, PeerApp successfully demonstrated the complexity of P2P caching. P2P caching involves handling millions of download/streaming sessions and terabytes of storage as well as unique aspects of open peer-to-peer networks such as maintaining transparency and DMCA Section 512b Compliance.

Many ISPs around the world have deployed PeerApp's UltraBand™ and have realized immediate benefits of this unique technology in the form of lower Internet transit bandwidth costs, greater network efficiency, improved subscriber experience and more importantly strengthening their brand name.

"Our peer-to-peer content delivery technology is a critical enabler of high-quality user experience for downloading and streaming. With the growing adoption of peer-to-peer technology for video delivery by major movie studios and content owners, our solutions can be deployed by ISPs to offer P2P CDN services with the reliability of traditional CDNs and the economics of peer-to-peer. We have turned the P2P challenge into an opportunity for ISPs," says Alan Arolovitch, PeerApp CTO.

About PeerApp, Ltd.

PeerApp is a leading provider of peer-to-peer (P2P) technology solutions. PeerApp develops and services technologies and products that reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by peer-to-peer traffic, helping ISPs enhance network efficiency, reduce bandwidth costs and enhance subscribers' quality of experience and service. PeerApp products and solutions are suitable for all ISPs providing broadband, DSL, cable or wireless service and enable ISPs to manage their networks in compliance with applicable laws. The company is financed by Pilot House, Cedar Fund and Evergreen Venture Partners. For further information about PeerApp, visit www.peerapp.com.

Contact Information

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    PeerApp, Ltd.
    Mark Strangio
    375 Elliott Street, #150-K
    Newton, MA 02464
    617-795-0977