SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

December 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Godfrey & Kahn Chooses Silver Peak for WAN Acceleration

Law Firm Improves WAN Bandwidth Utilization; Accelerates Interwoven, Citrix and Other Centrally Managed Business Applications

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Silver Peak Systems (, a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that Godfrey & Kahn, a leading provider of legal and business counseling services, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances as a key enabler for the law firm's server and storage centralization plans. By improving WAN bandwidth utilization and accelerating the performance of key applications across the WAN (like Interwoven and Citrix), Silver Peak has helped Godfrey & Kahn deliver fast and reliable access to centralized business information in a cost effective manner.

"We made a strategic decision to centralize a variety of key applications for cost, security, and manageability reasons," said Tom Dressel, Director of Information Technology at Godfrey & Kahn. "Many of these applications did not work as well as we had hoped across the WAN. Silver Peak's Quality of Service (QoS) and data reduction techniques made a huge difference, helping us to address these WAN performance challenges head-on."

The Silver Peak solution is optimized to support high capacity WAN environments, delivering significantly more WAN capacity, local data store and TCP sessions than competitive WAN acceleration devices. Silver Peak offers the industry's premier solution for disk-based data reduction, Network Memory™, which reduces over 95 percent of WAN traffic and ensures LAN-like application performance across the WAN by eliminating the transfer of duplicate data. Network Memory works on all enterprise applications, regardless of transport protocol (TCP, UDP, or proprietary) or latency requirements. As a result, Silver Peak is commonly used to accelerate a variety of business critical applications, including real-time data replication, remote backup, SQL, file, email, web, Voice over IP (VoIP), and streaming video.

About Godfrey & Kahn

Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, WI; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, PRC. With more than 190 attorneys, Godfrey & Kahn provides legal and business advice to clients ranging from small businesses and governmental entities to large, privately and publicly held national and international companies. For more information, please visit our web site at

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN). The company's award-winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit

NOTE: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, Network Memory and Silver Peak NX Series are trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

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