Signiant to incorporate Akamai`s Digital Parcel Service (DPS) for advanced digital asset exchange solution
Cambridge, MA and Burlington, MA -- April 24, 2001 -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading Content Delivery Service Provider (CDSP), and Signiant, Inc., the leading provider of Managed Content Exchange Services, today announced a strategic alliance to provide a comprehensive solution for cost-effective and efficient management and delivery of digital content. Signiant will leverage Akamai`s Digital Parcel Service (DPS) to enhance the performance and reliability of digital asset distribution for Signiant`s customers. Akamai`s unique DPS technology provides access to Akamai`s globally distributed network and intelligent routing capabilities that optimize the delivery of large digital files to end users worldwide. Signiant`s Managed Content Exchange Service provides for the secure, automated and timely bi-directional exchange of mission-critical content between businesses. This content can be exchanged anytime, anywhere and integrates with existing business processes and systems. By incorporating Akamai`s DPS, Signiant will enable its customers to extend the reach of their digitized assets while increasing performance and reliability of content delivered at no additional infrastructure expense. "As corporations are struggling to distribute and exchange their mission-critical content or `digital assets` with their customers, partners and suppliers, they require the ability to distribute content via the most efficient delivery model, whether that is browser-based downloads or an automated, managed exchange model," said Robert Browne, senior vice president, strategic relationships, Signiant. "By bundling Akamai`s DPS technology with Signiant`s Managed Content Exchange Service, Signiant is now able to offer its customers a comprehensive solution for their Internet-based content distribution and exchange needs."
"More and more businesses are realizing the potential of the Internet as a highly-effective distribution channel for digitized goods, and Akamai`s globally distributed network and core content delivery technologies are ideally suited to help companies monetize their digital assets," said Chris Turner, vice president, worldwide channel distribution, Akamai. "Signiant`s complementary services and strategy for helping businesses better leverage the Internet make it an ideal addition to Akamai`s global ecosystem, and we look forward to growing the relationship."
About Signiant, Inc.
Signiant is the leading provider of Managed Content Exchange Services to solve customers` critical need to manage and automate the exchange of their core digital assets in a secure, reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner. Signiant`s solution allows businesses to exchange this mission critical content within and between customers, partners and suppliers across the Internet or dedicated IP networks - each being allowed to specify their individual business rules and requirements. For more information, go to www.signiant.com. Signiant is a Nortel Networks venture.
Akamai is the leading Content Delivery Service Provider, serving thousands of customers worldwide. Akamai has the broadest deployment of servers for content, streaming media, and applications delivery with more than 9,700 servers in 56 countries directly connected within 650 different telecommunications networks.
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