SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

Silver Peak Systems

November 10, 2009 13:03 ET

Silver Peak Systems Has "Strongest Current Offering" Among WAN Optimization Solutions

Company Recognized as a "Leader" by Independent Analyst Firm in WAN Optimization Space

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that the company was cited as a "leader" in "The Forrester Wave: WAN Optimization Appliances, Q4 2009" report, receiving the highest score among all vendors in the category of "current offering."

Silver Peak was among eight leading WAN optimization companies that Forrester invited to participate in its WAN Optimization Appliances, Q4 2009 Wave report completed in November 2009. Forrester thoroughly evaluated these vendors across 65 criteria, broken down into three main areas: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Scores were given based on written answers, live product demonstrations, and interviews with WAN optimization customers.

According to the independent report by Chris Silva, Senior Analyst at Forrester, Silver Peak has "the strongest current offering, with top optimization techniques and monitoring and reporting."

Silver Peak employs real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs. These include:

-- Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency

-- Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources

-- Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak's award winning NX appliances scale from Mbps to Gbps of WAN capacity. They are designed to optimize all IP traffic, regardless of transport protocol and application software version. By delivering the highest capacity appliances that benefit the widest range of applications, Silver Peak is the most cost effective WAN optimization solution for large enterprise networks. Recent Silver Peak customers include Google, Visa, and eBay.

"We are extremely pleased that Forrester has named Silver Peak a leader in the WAN optimization space with the strongest current offering," said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at Silver Peak. "Analyst reports like this one are critical for differentiating vendor products and helping enterprises make intelligent deployment decisions."

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak develops data center class network appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company's unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. Silver Peak's WAN optimization solution is a strategic enabler for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application / desktop virtualization.

For more information, visit http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

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