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31 January 2006

MAHWAH, New Jersey – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), the leading provider of intelligent integrated solutions for ensuring the fast, reliable and secure delivery of networked and Web-enabled applications over IP, today announced that Interactive Entertainment AG, Europe's premier provider of online gaming products, has deployed Radware's Application Front-End Solution to optimize Radware's products allow BetandWin to effectively support over 500,000 transactions over Web, wireless and iTV distribution channels each day.

BetandWin offers sports betting, casino games, soft games and person-to- person applications to over two million registered members. The combination of continually increasing Internet users, widespread deployment of broadband accessibility, together with and product and channel innovation from online gaming vendors make online gaming one of the most high-growth Internet industries today. In a recent online gaming report, NielsenNetRatings noted that over 14 million Internet users visited a gambling and sweepstakes website in February 2005 in BetandWin's core market of Europe alone.

As a leader in the online gaming space, BetandWin's two computer centers already contain over 300 servers that typically receive 6,000 requests per second and serve over 20 million advertising impressions daily. To continue to serve their existing customers with the level of service and fast response time that they have come to expect while keeping an eye on future growth, BetandWin turned to Radware for an application delivery solution that is flexible and scalable. The custom-fit Application Front-End Solution selected by BetandWin ensures 24/7 availability and optimal performance with integrated application security for protection against increasing worm, virus, Trojan and denial of service attacks.

As an all-inclusive front-end application strategy, Radware's application-smart networking architecture optimizes BetandWin's data centers to enhance application response times, provide higher availability and deliver airtight security. Radware's technology allows BetandWin to achieve global business continuity in a '24/7' marketplace. The Application Front-End Solution offers granular application control, integrated application security and end-to-end application visibility, while boosting performance for end users by up to 500%.

Radware's award-winning application delivery controller combines application switching with health monitoring, load balancing, bandwidth management, intrusion prevention and DoS protection in one unit, guaranteeing BetandWin's IT infrastructure is dependable, effective and scalable. Radware's award winning application accelerator ensures fastest application response time by accelerating BetandWin's application performance through Web compression, HTTP multiplexing and SSL offloading from servers for the fastest application response times, cost-effective SSL handling and immediate ROI. BetandWin leverages Radware's unified management tool APSolute Insite for centralized application management, allowing for simple device configuration, application service set-up and comprehensive traffic and security performance monitoring for unified application management and visibility.

Thomas Priglinger, CTO of Interactive Entertainment AG, said, "As a Web-based company, our success rides on our member's individual experiences with our site. By installing Radware's Application Front-End Solution on our network, we know we are putting BetandWin's best face forward. Members can count on BetandWin to be fast-loading and reliable, no matter how they access us. Radware's application delivery product suite has enabled us to custom-fit a solution that meets our specific business needs and networking requirements."

"We are very pleased that BetandWin chose our Application Front-End Solution to optimize their fast growing on-line gaming internet business," said Radware's Alexandre Bertuzzi, vice president of EMEA. "As a key component of our solution for application-smart networking, our Application Front-End solution redefines success when it comes to application delivery by setting a higher standard for server availability and performance. Our integrated architectural approach to application delivery provides our customers with the configuration flexibility and scalability needed to ensure just the right mix of availability, performance and security capabilities to address today's dynamic networked application environments."

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