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E-Commerce at Hyper Speed

Mountain View, Calif.-based start-up Andes Networks launched what it calls NonStop SSL, a new generation of SSL traffic management platforms that it said will provide up to 10,000 percent performance improvements over legacy architectures.

The new company said its patented suite of products will enable the secure delivery of all Web content, applications and transactions, including B2C as well as B2B, via an architecture that can support 2,500 to 500,000 SSL new client sessions per second and hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users.

Also today, Andes said it has completed its Series B funding by raising $22 million from Silicon Valley venture capital firms. This round was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners.

Additional investors include Sun Microsystems as well as Andes' original investors, Infinity Capital and PacRim Venture Partners, as well as private investors. About $25 million has been raised to date.

Andes said its breakthrough NonStop SSL technology streamlines secure delivery of all Web site traffic "at a fraction of the cost of current solutions."

It is delivered in the form of a rack-mounted piece of data center equipment designed to work with all major Web servers, switches and data caching systems, the company says.

And complementing NonStop SSL is the company's line speed technology.

"We believe our breakthrough Line Speed Scalable Architecture will change the landscape of the Internet security market," said Paul Gordon, president and CEO of Andes Networks.

"Many businesses do not meet their own guarantees for data security because they cannot afford to compromise the performance of their site," Gordon said. "But, in today's economy, the secure and speedy delivery of content is essential Andes' NonStop SSL acceleration technology eliminates the security bottleneck, so our customers no longer have to choose between delivering security or performance."

Andes said its executive team is comprised of executives and engineers with expertise in ASIC chip design, high-performance computing systems, security, and networking.

Other execs include Glen Anderson, founder and vice president, engineering; Guillermo Maturana, founder and chief technology officer; John Wawrznyek, founder and vice president, technology; and Bill Miller, vice president, marketing.