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Porivo and Digital Envoy Announce Strategic Partnership to Measure and Accelerate Web Performance


Research Triangle Park, NC and Atlanta, GA - February 6, 2002 - Porivo Technologies, the only provider of end-to-end Web performance testing products, and Digital Envoy, the leading provider of geographically intelligent Internet solutions, today announced a technology partnership that will offer a comprehensive solution for companies striving to improve the speed, reliability and geo-targeting of Web site content for global audiences.

The two most important external factors that determine the speed and reliability customers receive when interacting with Web sites is their geographic location and their type of Internet connection. However, these two variables are also among the trickiest to address when designing strategies to improve the performance of Web-based applications. The Porivo - Digital Envoy partnership will enable companies, for the first time, to understand the true performance that users receive across diverse geographies and Internet connection types, and then to improve performance and users' online experience through intelligent content routing and load balancing.

By reaching out to the end-points of the Internet to accurately measure Web performance across the globe, Porivo's peerReview(sm) service provides the end-to-end Web analysis and diagnostics that allow companies to make strategic infrastructure investment decisions and benchmark the true impact of new technologies. Coupled with Digital Envoy's RealPath™ intelligent-routing technology, which automates the delivery of location-specific content while directing traffic with maximum efficiency across geographically dispersed server farms, enterprises will have a comprehensive solution set that will provide both the diagnosis and cure for Internet performance issues.

"Our RealPath technology is a new and powerful way to optimize the delivery of content," said Rob Friedman, EVP of Corporate Development for Digital Envoy. "Porivo is helping us to improve those capabilities by using its peerReview service to measure network performance enhancements. Porivo is the only company that provides performance testing with the geographic breadth and data realism needed to provide companies with in-depth network analysis, and we feel that this strategic partnership will enable companies to improve their customers' Web experiences."

The Diagnosis and the Cure

The Internet is a complex landscape, relying on a myriad of public and private networks to move Internet content from server to customer. The performance issue becomes even more severe when users and servers are located in far-flung geographies, and when customers use low-bandwidth connections to access the Internet.

Will Holmes, Vice President of Operations at Porivo Technologies, explained, "The problem of Internet performance can be broken into two equally difficult aspects: the recognition of problems, and the implementation of solutions to these problems. This partnership is a powerful fit because Porivo and Digital Envoy provide highly complementary solutions to address the complete picture of Web performance. In this case, Porivo is uniquely capable of measuring and detecting the problem, and Digital Envoy's RealPath technology can provide a powerful fix."

About Porivo

Porivo is the only provider of end-to-end Web performance measurement products that evaluate the actual experience of end-users. By investing in Porivo's products, companies can understand and improve their site's performance before risking customer frustration, defection and lost revenue, and benchmark their Web infrastructures to determine the ROI of new technologies and service providers. For product and pricing information, or to request a free Web performance appraisal, please call 919.806.0566 or visit

About Digital Envoy

As the leader in geographic intelligence, Digital Envoy provides solutions that identify the location and connection speed of Internet users down to the city level worldwide, enabling companies to more effectively tailor Web content, control content distribution and more effectively route network traffic. Digital Envoy is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Malibu, Calif. and New York. For more information, visit

Porivo and peerReview are service marks of Porivo Technologies, Inc. NetAcuity, RealPath and Emissary are service marks of Digital Envoy, Inc. All rights reserved.