CacheLogic Names P2P Leader

CacheLogic publishes analysis of peer-to-peer traffic, finds eDonkey has overtaken BitTorrent to become the largest P2P network

August 30, 2005

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- CacheLogic, Ltd. - a world leader in Peer-to-Peer traffic management and network intelligence solutions - today published an updated analysis of worldwide Peer-to- Peer (P2P) traffic detailing the worldwide breakdown of P2P file trading networks. The study confirms that eDonkey 2000 has overtaken BitTorrentT to become the world's largest P2P file trading network. The data for this study was obtained through CacheLogic's Streamsight Analysis Network Program, which enables analysis based on actual packet data and traffic levels obtained from ISPs (Internet Service Providers) worldwide.

Using the advanced Layer-7 technology found in both its Peer-to-Peer Management Solution and Deep Packet Inspection products, CacheLogic analyzed data from monitoring probes located around the world. The data shows that while BitTorrent remains extremely popular in Asia (with the notable exception of South Korea, where 92% of all P2P traffic is eDonkey), European, North American and Latin American users have shifted to eDonkey for the vast majority of file trading. Specific details of the worldwide geographic breakdown of P2P are available to qualified press and analysts and may be obtained by emailing media representative Jonathan Hirshon at [email protected], subject line 'CacheLogic Study'.

"CacheLogic has noted a significant shift in the balance of traffic levels assosciated with the main P2P protocols through our unique access to actual Web traffic data throughout the world," said Andrew Parker, Chief Technology Officer for CacheLogic. "Over the last six months, the traffic levels for the eDonkey protocol have grown to a level greater than that of BitTorrent. Such file-sharing applications continue to be the single largest traffic burden on ISP networks."

CacheLogic Ltd.

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