SOURCE: Swan Labs

September 19, 2005 08:00 ET

Swan Labs and Enterweb Partner to Provide High Performance Application Delivery Solutions for South African Enterprises

Swan Labs Expands Channel Program With First South African Partnership

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 --Swan Labs, the premier provider of enterprise application delivery solutions, today announced the expansion of its channel program into South Africa through a partnership with Enterweb, the leading portal implementation vendor in the country. Enterweb will market, sell, and support Swan Labs' WANJet and WebAccelerator appliances to South African enterprises looking for a solution to increase web-based applications and WAN performance on a single platform.

As the leading implementer of portal solutions such as Plumtree, IBM Websphere, and SAP, Enterweb also offers extensive design and deployment expertise augmented by applicable partnerships across platforms. To provide South African enterprises with LAN-like application performance over the WAN, Enterweb chose Swan Labs' WANJet and WebAccelerator, the only solutions on the market that combine application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies at speeds ranging from 64 Kbps to 622 Mbps. Enterweb determined that Swan Labs offered a leading-edge solution capable of optimizing and accelerating all of their customers' application requirements.

"The companies we work with use major applications such as SAP, Oracle, Baan, Hyperion, Siebel, Citrix, etc. and many other business applications over the WAN, as well as backup solutions such as EMC and VERITAS," said Andries Louw, Managing Director of Enterweb. "Swan Labs' solutions reduce the amount of data transferred over the WAN by up to 95%, increasing network performance dramatically. Many of our clients run systems between South Africa, Europe, and the United States, and Swan Labs was the only product to help us manage the resultant high latency effectively. By selling and supporting both Swan's WANJet and WebAccelerator product lines, this gives us the unique ability to accelerate all traffic on the WAN as well as all Web-specific applications, including existing portal implementations. The ability to offer these performance gains, regardless of traffic type, is critical to our customers."

"Enterweb has the expertise and knowledge in enterprise application consulting that we look for to provide the appropriate support for Swan Labs' products," said Tom Tansy, Vice President of Marketing for Swan Labs. "Their focus on building strong customer relationships gives us confidence that we have chosen the best vendor to market our solutions to South Africa's enterprises."

About Enterweb

EnterWeb specialises in the sale and delivery of Business Connectivity products and services, including Enterprise Information Portals, WAN and Web performance acceleration solutions, Manufacturing Reporting System integration solutions, as well as employee and management self-service solutions based on SAP. By focusing on selected products and services, Enterweb strives to ease database information access, analysis, transportation and communication for more effective management of businesses and people processes.

EnterWeb is also the South African distributor of Plumtree, a premier Smart Enterprise Suite product range. The company is also a SAP specialised partner for the Lighthammer™ manufacturing integration and reporting solution. This solution enables manufacturers to easily access process-based operational data, and analyse, display, and integrate it with the SAP ERP systems. As a supplier and major support partner of these products, EnterWeb manages the sales, delivery, deployment and support of these using a direct sales support team, reseller partners, key technical staff and a network of specialised delivery and support service providers.

EnterWeb is also a leading designer and implementer of SAP employee and management self service solutions, Enterprise wide single sign-on Information Portals, and manufacturing reporting systems and management dashboards. EnterWeb clients include a range of South African blue chip companies with offices across the country.

About Swan Labs

Swan Labs has recently entered into an agreement to be purchased by F5 Networks and the deal is expected to close in the last quarter of 2005. Swan Labs is the premier provider of enterprise application delivery solutions to Global 2000 companies. Enterprise application delivery is a new market category that resides at the intersection of application acceleration and WAN optimization. With Swan Labs' solution, enterprise customers experience increased application utilization, predictable end-user response times, dramatic WAN performance gains, and lower WAN costs. Swan Labs is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has development and support operations in Ireland.

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