Monster.com to deploy Akamai`s integrated services for delivery of customized Web site presentation from the edge
Cambridge, MA - July 31, 2001 - Akamai Technologies, Inc. the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, today announced that Monster.com*, the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc., will deploy the Akamai EdgeSuiteSM service to take advantage of greater online performance and content customization while minimizing infrastructure requirements.
An EdgeSuite customer through Internap Network Services (NASDAQ: INAP), a strategic Akamai reseller and provider of intelligent routing services over the Internet, Monster.com will now benefit from greater reliability and scalability by off-loading additional content to Akamai`s globally distributed network. By implementing dynamic Web page assembly at the edges of the Internet, Monster.com will experience faster, more reliable provisioning of new content and updates. Monster.com will also leverage Akamai`s geo-location and bandwidth characterization functionality to deliver customized content to end users. With a global audience that currently spans 21 countries, Monster.com will be able to provide timely, customized content internationally.
"With our continuous focus on building the Monster.com brand worldwide, Akamai enables us to cost-effectively enhance the user experience by tailoring our site presentation accordingly," said Brian Farrey, Monster.com group president - strategy, product & technology. "The EdgeSuite service provides top-quality performance, which our users expect, in addition to support for sudden increases in capacity. We look forward to passing on these advantages to our users, to further assist their Web-based research for valuable job leads and information."
Monster.com is a lifelong career network that job seekers use to manage their career, providing the ability to access the most progressive companies, as well as interactive, personalized tools to make the process effective and convenient. According to Media Metrix, Monster.com recently recorded record-high site traffic figures for May 2001 with an all-time high reach* of 8.1 percent and 7 million unique visitors.
"Monster.com has successfully engaged a rapidly-growing, global user base with its unique network of sites and quality service," said Mike Campbell, vice president of sales, Akamai. "It`s exciting to play a role in Monster.com`s efforts to scale its Web operations. By using the EdgeSuite service, Monster.com will be able to effectively add the value of content customization to its offerings."
The Akamai EdgeSuite service is an integrated set of functionalities designed to reduce Internet infrastructure costs and complexities by extending the performance, scalability, and reliability benefits of content delivery across an entire Web site. Akamai EdgeSuite enables the generation and delivery of dynamic content by constructing Web pages from component pieces that can be targeted and delivered from locations optimized for each end user. Akamai`s geo-location and bandwidth characterization functionality correlates geographic and network information to anonymous IP addresses, enabling the customization of content without compromising end user privacy. About Monster.com Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 25 million unique visits during the month of June 2001 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 9,500 employees in 32 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world`s largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world`s largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world`s largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company`s clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P; 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com
About Akamai Akamai is the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services. These services enable companies to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and operating a uniform Web infrastructure while ensuring unmatched performance, reliability, scalability and manageability. Akamai`s services give businesses a distinct competitive advantage and provide an unparalleled Internet experience for their customers. Akamai`s intelligent edge platform for content, streaming media, and application delivery comprises more than 11,600 servers within over 820 networks in 62 countries. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai provides services to companies worldwide. For information on Delivering a Better InternetSM, visit www.akamai.com.
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