New Open Source Software Tools Attack Web Performance Problems; SolidSpeed Enables Web Hosters to Offer New Revenue Enhancing Services

Jul 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from SolidSpeed Networks, Inc.

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SolidSpeed Networks, Inc. today
 is announcing two new open source software products, FEZ-Probester(TM) and
 FEZ-Director.  "Linux changed the rules of the game for Microsoft with its
 open source operating system; SolidSpeed Networks is now doing it for IP
 performance tools," says Neil Dueweke, CEO of SolidSpeed Networks.
 Performance sensitive Web Hosters or Web site owners can easily implement a
 global load balancing infrastructure, measure the speed and availability of
 their Web site, or set up a multi-site Web presence.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010115/DEM014LOGO-b )
     "Most end-users will abandon their electronic shopping carts and the site
 itself with 8 second Web page downloads," said Greg Howard, principal analyst
 at The HTRC Group.  "SolidSpeed's Probester presents a new way to measure Web
 site performance from the end-user perspective."
 
     Open Source Products Offered Over the Web
     True to the nature of the open source movement, SolidSpeed has released
 the software for these breakthrough software products via the Web, at
 http://www.fezhead.org .  FEZ-Probester(TM) is easy to implement Web site
 performance measurement software that is embedded in your Web site's HTML.  It
 provides the first end-to-end measurement of Web site performance that
 measures and reports actual user download times.  Other Web measurement
 solutions attempt to simulate users, creating additional site load and failing
 to match the distribution of traffic for the site being measured.
     With SolidSpeed's FEZ-Director, a global site selector, also known as a
 global load balancer, Web site administrators can implement multi-site
 versions of their Web site through mirroring, caching, and multi-homing.  FEZ-
 Director is unique in that it offers a purely software-based site selection
 systems solution that runs on all flavors of UNIX and Windows and is easily
 installed, configured, maintained, and updated.  As such, FEZ-Director is
 extremely well suited for incorporation into 3rd party content server
 packages.  FEZ-Director uses real-time measurements of latency and packet loss
 along with DNS and http redirection methods to direct users to the best of
 multiple Web site mirrors or caches.
     Zona Research reported that $4.6 billion per year is lost due to users
 abandoning slow Web sites.  The Boston Group stated that 48 percent of Web
 visitors would leave prematurely because a site is running too slow.
 
     About SolidSpeed
     SolidSpeed Networks is an emerging venture-backed IP Performance
 Management software and consulting services firm dedicated to improving
 Internet performance for its clients.  SolidSpeed provides Internet
 performance and routing software development and associated consulting to Web
 hosters, xSP's, Enterprise Internet users, and Web site owners.  SolidSpeed
 Inc. has received venture capital from investors such as Gideon Gartner --
 founder of the Gartner Group and Giga Information Group, and Kevin Kalkhoven
 -- former CEO of JDS Uniphase.  Arbor Venture Partners II is the lead venture
 capital fund.  A second round of financing is in progress.
 
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SolidSpeed Networks, Inc. today
 is announcing two new open source software products, FEZ-Probester(TM) and
 FEZ-Director.  "Linux changed the rules of the game for Microsoft with its
 open source operating system; SolidSpeed Networks is now doing it for IP
 performance tools," says Neil Dueweke, CEO of SolidSpeed Networks.
 Performance sensitive Web Hosters or Web site owners can easily implement a
 global load balancing infrastructure, measure the speed and availability of
 their Web site, or set up a multi-site Web presence.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010115/DEM014LOGO-b )
     "Most end-users will abandon their electronic shopping carts and the site
 itself with 8 second Web page downloads," said Greg Howard, principal analyst
 at The HTRC Group.  "SolidSpeed's Probester presents a new way to measure Web
 site performance from the end-user perspective."
 
     Open Source Products Offered Over the Web
     True to the nature of the open source movement, SolidSpeed has released
 the software for these breakthrough software products via the Web, at
 http://www.fezhead.org .  FEZ-Probester(TM) is easy to implement Web site
 performance measurement software that is embedded in your Web site's HTML.  It
 provides the first end-to-end measurement of Web site performance that
 measures and reports actual user download times.  Other Web measurement
 solutions attempt to simulate users, creating additional site load and failing
 to match the distribution of traffic for the site being measured.
     With SolidSpeed's FEZ-Director, a global site selector, also known as a
 global load balancer, Web site administrators can implement multi-site
 versions of their Web site through mirroring, caching, and multi-homing.  FEZ-
 Director is unique in that it offers a purely software-based site selection
 systems solution that runs on all flavors of UNIX and Windows and is easily
 installed, configured, maintained, and updated.  As such, FEZ-Director is
 extremely well suited for incorporation into 3rd party content server
 packages.  FEZ-Director uses real-time measurements of latency and packet loss
 along with DNS and http redirection methods to direct users to the best of
 multiple Web site mirrors or caches.
     Zona Research reported that $4.6 billion per year is lost due to users
 abandoning slow Web sites.  The Boston Group stated that 48 percent of Web
 visitors would leave prematurely because a site is running too slow.
 
     About SolidSpeed
     SolidSpeed Networks is an emerging venture-backed IP Performance
 Management software and consulting services firm dedicated to improving
 Internet performance for its clients.  SolidSpeed provides Internet
 performance and routing software development and associated consulting to Web
 hosters, xSP's, Enterprise Internet users, and Web site owners.  SolidSpeed
 Inc. has received venture capital from investors such as Gideon Gartner --
 founder of the Gartner Group and Giga Information Group, and Kevin Kalkhoven
 -- former CEO of JDS Uniphase.  Arbor Venture Partners II is the lead venture
 capital fund.  A second round of financing is in progress.
 
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