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Solarflare Brings Its Award Winning Fintech Solutions to Middle East Market

Dramatic Growth in Regional Demand Drives New Expansion Strategy with PBOTech Partnership

IRVINE, CA—March 22, 2016—In response to growing demand in the Middle East for high performance, network monitoring and security products, Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, today announced that it has partnered with PBOTech, a network of experienced IT professionals that focus on IT Security and infrastructure within the EMEA (Europe and Middle East) market. PBOTech will offer Solarflare's robust line of software and hardware solutions including SolarSecure, OpenOnload and SolarCapture which maximize performance, improve efficiency and secure sensitive data.

With the Middle East being one of the world's fastest growing markets in the banking and capital market sector (PWC), PBOTech plans to market the benefits of Solarflare's capture, low latency and security solutions to its financial service clients as well as other vertical market industries including oil and gas and datacenters. PBOTech will integrate Solarflare's software and hardware products into server solutions that they can sell direct to customers or via resellers, and provide service functions around the products.

"The financial services sector, which is growing exponentially, provides a tremendous opportunity for us to provide clients with robust solutions to help address security, capture and low latency needs," said Ali Javan, Managing Director and Founder of PBOTech. "Solarflare, which already supports more than 90% of the world's trading platforms, has an outstanding reputation for innovation and high quality products that will enable us to grow our financial services clients as well as enterprise-class customers too."

"Our collaboration with PBOTech enables us to foster growth in the Middle East market and to deepen our presence in the financial services sector and other vertical markets including oil and gas and datacenters," said Russell Stern, CEO of Solarflare. "PBOTech's depth of experience and focus on security, capture and low latency make them an ideal partner, and provides a strong foundation to help us drive business in the EMEA."

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O solutions that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,420 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP, IBM and Lenovo. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, New Delhi, India and San Diego, USA.

About PBOTech

PBOTech has teams of IT experts, highly capable of IT Security and Infrastructure work. Our Infrastructure team specialize primarily in Citrix Mobility (Mobile Device Management & Security), Citrix Virtualization and Cloud Computing services, Web application firewall, Disaster recovery (High availability and Clustering), and Microsoft Software Services. PBOTech Security team specializes in planning and executing SIEM solution projects followed by providing with knowledgeable security expertise to manage Security Operating Center (SOC). With PBOTech Information Security Services, you gain a true security partner to help protect your IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce costs — without having to build your internal security expertise from scratch. PBOTech has built strong security network for managed security services by reaching world class security experts.

We assist our partners and customers with designing solutions, implementation and professional services. Our aim is to bring our deployment expertise to customers. We have successfully designed and implemented large, enterprise solutions across the region, ranging from E-banking, Oil and Gas, Telco and Government infrastructure.

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