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Bivio Networks Recognized By Gartner As "Cool Vendor" In Next Generation Network Infrastructure

Bivio One of Four Companies Cited In Report On Vendors With Innovative Products or Services Leveraging Internet Protocol-based Technology

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — May 2, 2005 – Bivio Networks™, a leading supplier of next generation packet handling platforms, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading independent technology research and advisory firm, has named Bivio Networks as one of the “Cool Vendors” in next-generation network infrastructure using packet –based technology.

Entitled “Cool Vendors in Network Infrastructure, 2005,” the report cites Bivio and three other companies as part of a new breed of vendors whose innovative products and services can extend the capabilities of the Internet infrastructure to deliver new services and make applications over the network more robust, reliable while also improving network performance.

Bivio Networks has developed a next-generation pack-handling platform that delivers true wire-speed, multi-Gigabit performance for any service and any packet size, vastly outperforming traditional appliance technologies. With scalable application processing capabilities, the company’s new Bivio 2000 OEM platform offers virtually unlimited processing performance, service agility, and advanced traffic management capabilities. Bivio is attracting top network equipment provider customers that benefit from the cost, performance, and time-to-market benefits of this platform.

According to Gartner, Bivio’s network appliance features “a groundbreaking architecture specifically optimized for wire speed execution of emerging network services that demand deep packet processing combined with high network throughput.” The report goes on to say that Bivio’s platform “enables a new type of OEM model that overcomes the traditional proprietary vendor solutions,” allowing system vendors to increasingly focus on service delivery via software

“We’re gratified that Gartner’s 'Cool Vendor' report recognizes Bivio’s ability to help OEM customers reduce the time and cost of delivering groundbreaking network services,” said Dr. Elan Amir, president and CEO of Bivio Networks. “Bivio is playing a growing role in enabling a new generation of IP service applications in the areas of security, traffic management, load balancing, performance monitoring and routing within the emerging communications infrastructure.”

About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks has developed the industry's first next generation packet handling platform that combines unparalleled scaling of network performance, processing power, and application agility. Bivio's product is a network appliance featuring a groundbreaking architecture specifically optimized for wire-speed execution of emerging network services that increasingly demand deep packet processing combined with high network throughput. Based on open industry standards, Bivio Networks fuses unmatched flexibility with uncompromising performance to enable its customers to overcome existing bottlenecks and deliver the foundation of the next generation network infrastructure. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates. More information is available at

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