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Computershare selects Radware for intelligent traffic management across Australian, UK and US sites

Computershare committed to making sure online global investor service is fast, consistent and fully operational 24x7

Computershare has selected a range of Radware products, from Open Systems Pty Ltd, to maintain a fault-tolerant, load balanced environment for its online global financial services operation. Computershare is committed to making sure its online global investor service is fast, consistent and fully operational 24x7.

Computershare is the world's largest shareholder registry, managing more than 62 million shareholder accounts for over 7,000 corporations in nine countries on five continents. Computershare will install three Radware Web Server Directors (WSD-NP), for network proximity at its sites in Australia, UK and the US for faster, more efficient and reliable global service for end users. WSD-NP was specifically designed for Internet applications running on several data centres and is ideally suited to Computershare which runs its e-commerce service from three sites across the globe. Computershare will also install a CertainT 100 SSL accelerator at each site which will significantly speed-up online transactions. This is accomplished by relieving network web servers from
performing - CPU intensive SSL encryption and decryption calculations associated with
e-commerce applications.

David Wigley, managing director of Open Systems Pty Ltd said, Computershare had an exhaustive technical design and evaluation process, requiring a fault tolerant, load-balanced solution on a global scale with the capability to handle large volumes of accelerated SSL connections. Radware products are ideally suited to the task. Computershare is now positioned to provide investors with fast, consistent and fully operational 24x7 online services.

Tony Burke, general manager of Radware Australia said, Computershare showed an impressive level of due diligence in the selection process. The decision was made on a comparative basis and Radware was selected because we came out on top after the boxes had been put through their paces. Radwares exceptional customer service and support was also a key factor.

Tony Burke said, The combination of the Web Server Director and Certain T 100 from Radware will give Computershare the highest level of performance, resilience and load balancing possible across its global website infrastructure. The solution can be scaled up to 20,000 SSL transactions per second locally, and has capacity for an unlimited number of regular http and SSL transactions on a global level.


About Open Systems

Open Systems is a Canberra based organisation established in 1991 to cater to the computing infrastructure requirements of both Government and private enterprise. The company distributes leading IT products and total systems solutions accompanied with professional and dedicated sales and support services.

Open Systems Pty. Ltd provides products and services to an extensive network of over 1200 value added resellers and major system integration companies Australia wide.

For further information visit the company web site: www.opensystems.com.au

About Radware

Radwares suite of Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) products is designed to optimise the end user experience by eliminating network uncertainty and downtime.

Radware offers a broad range of ITM solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of IP-based applications.

Users receive optimal, continuous, secure and personal service with the use of Radwares award-winning ITM solutions: Web Server Director, Cache Server Director, FireProof and LinkProof. Radwares Application Switches bring certainty to dynamic networks with products that guarantee the best service from click to content.

Radware was founded in 1997 by (now CEO) Roy Zisapel. The company is headquarted in Tel Aviv and operates subsidiaries in the US, UK, Germany, France, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, China and Australia.

About Computershare

Computershare is a leading financial services and technology provider for the global securities industry, providing services and solutions to listed companies, investors, employees, exchanges and other financial institutions.

It is the largest and only global share registry, managing more than 62 million shareholder accounts for over 7,000 corporations in 9 countries on five continents, and it provides sophisticated trading technology to financial markets in each major time zone.

Founded in Australia, Computershare today employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and has a market capitalisation of AUD $4.0 billion.