PHOENIX, DEMO 2001, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- FineGround Networks, Inc., today unveiled its patent-pending Condensation(TM) technology for accelerating dynamic web content. Based on Condensation technology, the FineGround Condenser(TM) is a network product that enables Internet content providers, service providers and e-businesses to dramatically improve their quality of service for end users, while drastically lowering bandwidth costs. (See FineGround Networks' Media Alert 2/12/01 regarding its product demonstration at DEMO 2001.) FineGround's mission is to transform the content delivery market by providing companies with a viable approach to speeding dynamic content. While the Internet currently provides a sufficient platform for the intelligent delivery of static content, it lacks the network intelligence required to handle dynamically generated content such as e-business transactions, news, and stock quotes that are continuously updated on a web site. The company's offering addresses this unfilled need in accelerated content delivery. "FineGround's unique value proposition directly addresses a pent-up market need and clearly differentiates us," said Nat Kausik, CEO and president of FineGround Networks. "Our mission is to deliver scalable content acceleration solutions that not only impact the quality of service delivered to end-users, but also reduce bandwidth costs by an order of magnitude for our customers." Breaking New Ground in Dynamic Content Acceleration Condensation technology is complimentary to traditional web caching but with the capability to intelligently "condense" dynamic content in real-time. Typically, dynamically generated web pages that are visited frequently by a user or a group of users change only by a few percent between successive visits. With current technology, when any portion of a page changes the entire page must be sent afresh to the end-user. The FineGround Condenser "condenses" web pages by eliminating redundancies between successive downloads of the same page, so that only the changes in a page are sent from the content provider to the end-user. The Condenser is deployed transparently between the content provider's content server and the Internet, without requiring any changes to the servers, servers' content or to end users' Web browsers. "FineGround Networks provides true end-to-end acceleration of dynamic content," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO 2001. "FineGround's Condenser addresses the dynamic content delivery bottleneck by increasing the intelligence of the network to simultaneously improve bandwidth utilization and performance. Innovative approaches such as this are critical in enabling networks to scale and support next-generation dynamic applications." Pricing and Availability The FineGround Condenser is available immediately on Linux platforms. Pricing starts at $50,000. About FineGround Networks FineGround Networks delivers innovations in content acceleration that empower Internet content providers, service providers and enterprises to provide uncompromising quality of service to customers. FineGround's patent-pending Condensation(TM) technology accelerates the delivery of dynamic content while at the same time dramatically reducing bandwidth costs. Backed by New Enterprise Associates and private investors, the company is headquartered in Campbell, California. Information about FineGround Networks can be found on the Web at http://www.fineground.com .
SOURCE FineGround Networks, Inc.