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Press Release -- June 22nd, 2010
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: CDN, Content Delivery, Ethernet, Video

Global Crossing Enhances Content Delivery Network Offer with Newest Limelight SITE Acceleration Service

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that it has enhanced its Content Delivery Network (CDN) product portfolio by adding the latest version of the Limelight SITE service to its capabilities.  Limelight SITE is a web acceleration solution from Limelight Networks® that effortlessly delivers all the static and dynamic elements — such as JavaScript objects, style sheets, rich media, or personalization elements — that make up a web site, from a one-page product overview to a 10-minute training video. The latest release offers added control over cache management, Secure Sockets Layer support, increased failover options, and integrated content security options.

The service also includes OriginDirect™ technology, which accelerates traffic by routing it over Limelight Networks’ private, network-based infrastructure, rather than through the congested “middle-mile” of the Internet. This enables consistent, high-fidelity performance of static, dynamic, personalized, and rich media content.

This newest version of Limelight SITE is designed to address the evolving requirements of Global 1000 financial and public sector customers, as well as enterprise IT departments and operators of e-commerce storefronts by accelerating the performance and lowering the unit cost of delivering static, dynamic, and rich media content.  Limelight SITE helps increase visitor loyalty and reduces operating costs by providing a consistent web experience from any location.

“We’ve combined the advantages of our industry-leading global IP backbone with Limelight’s market-leading web site acceleration services to help enterprises establish a more effective one-to-one relationship with customers, partners, and prospects,” said Debra Swann, vice president of marketing with Global Crossing.  “This new capability will further help our customers reduce their costs and improve the efficiency and consistency of the web experience they provide their end users.”

Global Crossing’s CDN service is offered in conjunction with leading content providers, including Limelight Networks®.  This multi-vendor approach gives Global Crossing’s enterprise customers the flexibility to use the appropriate technology required to meet their specific content needs.  It also enables the company to offer customers industry-leading solutions for the delivery of rich media content and enterprise applications.  This approach improves customer satisfaction and allows Global Crossing to help its customers select the right CDN solution for the appropriate business requirement. Businesses often employ multiple CDNs to take advantage of best-in-class services for specific requirements.

A CDN enhances and speeds the experience of users who watch a high-definition movie, make an online purchase, listen to music, play a video game, or download a software package over the Internet.

Limelight’s flexible architecture includes a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers around the world with more than 900 last-mile access networks. The company also manages an ecosystem of more than 100 partners that extend the functionality of its platform through Limelight-provided open programming interfaces. This network-based, best-of-breed approach provides customers with the ability to lower infrastructure costs while increasing retention, end-user satisfaction, and average revenue per user.


Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world’s first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) provides on-demand software, platform and infrastructure services that help global businesses reach and engage audiences on any mobile or Internet-connected device, enabling them to enhance their brand presence, build stronger customer relationships, optimize their advertising, and monetize their digital assets. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at

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