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2 March, 2005 — Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) the leading provider of Intelligent Application Switching (IAS) solutions ensuring the availability, performance and security of networked applications across the enterprise announced that Continental Airlines uses Radware’s Intrusion Prevention Switch to protect applications running on the airline’s B2B web servers.

Continental offers an array of Web services that provide operational information such as flight schedules, flight status, departure and arrival details, and frequent flyer special services to Continental partners, distributors and other businesses that rely on real-time information. Continental Airlines’ B2B presence increasingly relies on web-based and mission critical distributed applications. These are accessed remotely from partner sites and hosting facilities over wide area networks. Radware DefensePro protects these applications from viruses, intrusions, worms, and DoS attacks.

“Radware’s Intrusion Prevention solution has been protecting our B2B sites for over a year, with bi-directional, deep packet inspection and accelerated signature matching to block hidden worms, viruses, Trojans and intrusions,” said Andrew N. Dana, Senior Manager of Information Technology at Continental Airlines.

Securing the networked applications running Web services requires the ability to perform deep packet inspection of traffic to block attacks in real-time and prevent attacks from entering the network. By deploying Radware’s DefensePro in front of Continental’s B2B sites, it intercepts malicious signatures and viruses, blocking application attacks at multi-Gigabit speeds. Identifying and mitigating protocol and traffic anomalies in real-time, DefensePro prevents DoS/DDoS and SYN floods, safeguarding against all illicit traffic patterns and hacking.

“Continental’s deployment of DefensePro demonstrates an industry wide progression towards solutions that provide end-to-end application delivery and security,” said Bob Simpson, VP sales at Radware. “Continental is a long-standing Radware customer, and their implementation of our Intrusion Prevention solution ensures site wide availability and security to their B2B web servers.”

About Radware
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) is the Global Leader in Intelligent Application Switching, enabling the full availability, maximum performance and complete security of all mission critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs.

Radware’s integrated Application Security, Application Infrastructure and End-to-End Connectivity solutions are deployed by over 2,500 enterprises and carriers worldwide. Radware offers the broadest product line in the industry meeting application needs at every critical point across the network including Web and Application Servers, Firewalls, VPNs, ISP links, Anti-Virus Gateways and Cache.

Learn more on how Radware Intelligent Application Switching Solutions can enable the security, performance and availability of mission critical applications at www.radware.com.

About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is the world's sixth-largest airline with more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Continental serves 151 domestic and 120 international destinations -- more than any other airline in the world -- and nearly 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With 41,000 employees, the airline has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 51 million passengers per year. In 2004, Continental has earned awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. FORTUNE ranks Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, an honor it has earned for six consecutive years, and also ranks Continental as the top airline in its Most Admired Global Companies in 2004. The carrier won major awards at the 2004 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Airline of the Year," "Best Airline Based in North America" and "Best Executive/Business Class." Fo
r more company information, visit continental.com.

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