FineGround's Enterprise Application Delivery Suite Automates Secure Delivery and Management of Enterprise Web Apps

First and only fully integrated offering includes automated performance optimization, end-to-end monitoring, and application security

CAMPBELL, Calif. - September 14, 2004 - FineGround Inc. today announced the FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite™, an integrated, end-to-end platform to automate the secure delivery and management of enterprise Web applications. The Suite addresses three critical areas of application delivery: application performance optimization, end-user monitoring, and application security.

In discussions about Web Application Delivery, today's Global 2000 IT executives cite security and performance among their top two concerns. With limited time and resources, IT executives are seeking ways to automate the secure delivery of their business applications over greater geographic distances and a variety of networks, so that applications better manage themselves to improve operations and deliver against promised service levels. By delivering dramatic performance improvements to end-users around the globe and securing these applications against interruption, the FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite meets both of the above challenges in the most cost-effective way.

"Enterprises must migrate from a silo-centric approach to deploying business applications to an integrated approach that includes application delivery systems," said Mark Fabbi, vice president Enterprise Communications at Gartner. "IT organizations can improve productivity by automating application delivery end-to-end with an integrated solution that addresses performance, visibility, and security."

The fully integrated FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite consists of:

  • Automated performance optimization: The FineGround Condenser™ Application Optimization, which includes the AppXtender™ XML transformation module, provides a broad range of optimization techniques, accelerating both network and server performance. The Condenser portion of the Suite incorporates patent-pending techniques for overcoming network latency and security overhead.

  • End-to-end monitoring: The FineGround AppScope™ Performance Monitor, which monitors the user experience at the transaction level without requiring additional client plug-ins or agent software, enables enterprises to measure end-to-end performance of their application infrastructure.

  • Application security: The FineGround AppScreen™, a Web application firewall that uses Stateful Content Inspection technology to enforce granular and secure access policies to Web applications and provide day-zero attack protection to enterprise applications and their infrastructure.

The FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite requires no additional client software, server software or server agents, and is available in both software and in the Velocity™ appliance.

"Application delivery is where IT meets the business user," said Jay Mellman, vice president of Marketing at FineGround. "When adoption rates are low or applications go down, it seriously impacts business performance. With the new FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite, enterprises can better align business performance with IT performance to ensure maximum up-time and a higher level of security for their most critical applications."

Availability and Pricing

The FineGround Enterprise Application Delivery Suite will be available in October in two options:

  • Appliance Option: FineGround's 1U rack-mount and hardened Velocity™ appliance

  • Software Option: Linux/Solaris platforms

Pricing for FineGround solutions start at $15,000

About FineGround

FineGround offers the industry's only fully integrated Enterprise Application Delivery Suite for automated performance optimization, end-to-end monitoring and application security. Information about FineGround can be found on the Web at