Radware Ltd was organized in May 1996 as a corporation under the laws of the State of Israel and commenced operations in 1997. The Company develops, manufactures and markets integrated networking solutions that allow its enterprise and carrier customers to deliver their mission critical applications successfully between data centers and remote locations, over all critical points in the network. Its products and activities are focused on delivering availability, performance and security to enterprises' and carriers' data centers. The market sector is comprised of a few solution domains, among which the Company focus on the following two domains: The Application Delivery solution domain consists of the following domains: Server Load Balancing, Advanced Application Delivery, Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure, Web Optimization and Wide Area Network (WAN) The Network Security solution domain is more diffuse and consists of firewall/Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Unified Threat Management (UTM), intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, network behavioral analysis (NBA) systems, Secure Sockets Layer/ Internet Protocol Security (SSL/IPSec) VPN appliances and DDoS protection solutions. Its proprietary offering to this domain is mainly attack mitigation systems that are designed to resolve availability-based cyber-attacks. Its service offering consists of The Security Update Service and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Service. It has diversified end-user base, consisting of corporate enterprises, including banks, insurance companies, manufacturing and retail, government agencies, media companies and service providers, such as telecommunication carriers, internet service providers and application service providers. The Company markets and sells its products mainly through indirect sales channels that consist of distributors and resellers located in North America, Europe and Asia. Its quality assurance testing, packaging and shipping operations as well as part of its final assembly activities are performed at its facility in Jerusalem, Israel. Its registered trademarks include Radware, APSolute, Web Server Director, FireProof, LinkProof, Triangulation, Smart Nat, DefensePro, StringMatch Engine, CID, SIPDirector, AppDirector. The Company competes with F5 Networks, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Hewlett Packard, TippingPoint Technologies, Inc, Riverbed Technology, Inc. among others. Its activities in Europe require that the Company comply with European Union Directives with respect to product quality assurance standards and environmental standards.