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.