10 Next-Gen Networking Startups Ripe For The Plucking

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LineRate Systems

CEO: Steve Georgis

Founded in Colorado in 2008, LineRate emerged from stealth during this past April's Open Networking Summit with software that delivers services on top of virtualized networks. LineRate's appeal is that it works on platforms running commodity x86-based servers, meaning customers can theoretically set up and deploy network services without the hassle of configuring physical networking and infrastructure products. Among LineRate's offerings thus far is LineRate Proxy, which offers full proxy Layer 4-7 network services, from content filtering to load balancing. Its early customers included Photobucket, and it sells LineRate Proxy -- and presumably will do so for future products -- using pay-for-capacity subscription licensing.


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