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Netli Appoints John Metzger as Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations; Industry Veteran to Support Company's Rapid Growth and Blue-Chip List of Customers.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Netli, the global leader in Application Delivery Network (ADN) services, today announced that John Metzger has been appointed senior vice president of technology and operations. In this new role, Mr. Metzger will be responsible for leading the company's engineering and operations team to expand its footprint of services and provide enhanced customer service for Netli's growing base of Fortune 500 companies.

"Netli provides world-class services that bolster the strengths of the Internet and virtually eliminate its primary weaknesses. This allows our customers to conduct e-business worldwide with confidence from a centralized infrastructure. We needed to bring additional expertise to the management team to meet the growing market demand we are experiencing, including recent wins at companies like LexisNexis, Motorola and Philips Electronics. With more than 20 years of experience in networking, network management and technical operations, John has the expertise to allow us to continue exceeding customer expectations as we enter this new phase of growth," said Gary Messiana, president and CEO of Netli.

Metzger has spent his career leading development teams at emerging network technology companies to deliver award-winning products and services, achieving many significant industry accomplishments, including:

--The first gigabyte-level performance security chip with symmetric and public key capability, ushering in the world's fastest packet processing for network security applications

--The world's most granular application recognition software, delivering exact identification and association of network traffic with a particular application

--The first fully conformant seven-layer OSI stack implementation for Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP), allowing complete "lights out" factory deployments

Metzger joins Netli from Hifn, Inc., where he served as vice president of software engineering following its acquisition of Apptitude, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Hifn and Apptitude, Metzger served as vice president of product development at Seagate Software following the acquisition of Network Computing, Inc. During his time at Seagate Software, Metzger also functioned as a key member of the corporate development team, performing technical due diligence leading to the purchase of six companies. Earlier in his career Metzger worked as vice president of development with CONNECT, Inc., and co-founder, vice president and chief technical officer at Software Decisions, Inc., acquired by Ungermann-Bass.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Netli," said Mr. Metzger. "As successful multi-national companies attempt to expand their e-businesses globally from local infrastructure, they need a service provider that understands and anticipates their technology and support needs, and delivers services that exceed their expectations. I look forward to leading Netli's efforts in these areas."

Netli's patented technology and services include NetLightning(TM), NetliContinuity(TM), NetliView(TM) and NetliOffload(TM). NetLightning, the company's flagship offering, delivers a business-quality Internet with global sub-second response times, high availability and secure access to Web applications. NetliContinuity transparently enables failover, backup or regulatory compliance for organizations with two or more data centers without having to install software or hardware devices. NetliView is a comprehensive measurement and reporting service, which enables organizations to continuously monitor the health of their business-critical, Netli-optimized applications. Finally, NetliOffload is dedicated to managing offloaded files out of central repositories and those cached at the edge, ultimately providing more reliable, faster performance of dynamic and static Web applications.

About Netli

Netli delivers a better Internet for business through its comprehensive suite of Application Delivery Network (ADN) services -- transparently enabling global eBusiness from local infrastructure. The world's leading and most successful companies use Netli's services to extend their market reach and reduce support costs while consolidating data center infrastructure. Netli is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was recently named an innovative technology leader by IDG's Computerworld Magazine. For more information, visit www.netli.com or call 1-866-26-NETLI.
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