SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

January 17, 2007 09:00 ET

Silver Peak Named Finalist for 2006 Storage Product of the Year by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com

NX Appliances Enhance Performance, Reliability and Security of Data Replication, Backup and Recovery Across the WAN

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions, today announced that the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group have named the company's NX series appliances as a finalist for "Storage Product of the Year" in the "Network Equipment" category. Silver Peak's appliances earned this distinction for their ability to improve business continuity through faster and more reliable data replication, network backup and disaster recovery across the WAN.

This award marks the 10th time that Silver Peak has received industry recognition over the past year, distinguishing the company and its products as leaders in the WAN acceleration space. Silver Peak's NX appliances are consistently recognized for the following unique capabilities:

--  Industry leading capacity:  Silver Peak NX appliances support three
    times the WAN capacity, throughput and simultaneous connections as
    competing solutions.  This makes the Silver Peak solution ideal for large
    data center applications, including high end SAN copies
--  Advanced security capabilities:  Silver Peak secures and protects SAN
    and NAS traffic over the WAN using 128-bit encryption.  Silver Peak is the
    only WAN acceleration vendor to protect data "at rest" using hard drive
    encryption.  Hardware acceleration ensures that these advanced security
    capabilities do not come at the expense of performance
--  Unsurpassed application breadth:  Silver Peak accelerates performance
    of all data replication and remote backup applications, including those
    running over both TCP and UDP.  Silver Peak accelerates all SQL traffic
    with no manual configuration, including real-time queries and database
    transfers.  Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities ensure that
    disaster recovery applications can effectively share a WAN connection with
    file, e-mail, web and other business critical applications, which are also
    accelerated by the Silver Peak solution
    
The full list of Silver Peak awards and reviews can be found at http://www.silver-peak.com/news/awards.htm. More detailed information on how Silver Peak improves backup, replication and disaster recovery can be found at: http://www.silver-peak.com/Solutions/index.htm

The "Storage Product of the Year" award recognizes the very best storage products in 2006, and is judged by the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com editorial staff in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Products are selected based on a variety of selection criteria, including technical innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. Finalists in the "Network Equipment" category for 2006 include products from Cisco, Brocade, Dell, Riverbed and other leading vendors. Winners will be announced in the February issue of Storage magazine and on SearchStorage.com on February 6th.

"As WAN acceleration is increasingly being recognized as a key enabler for data replication, backup and recovery, it is gratifying to see Silver Peak recognized by the experts at Techtarget's Storage Media Group as a leading vendor in this space," said Craig Stouffer, vice president of worldwide marketing at Silver Peak. "By setting the standard for performance, security and scalability in WAN acceleration, Silver Peak is increasingly gaining recognition within the storage community as a key enabler of strategic business continuity objectives."

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About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak facilitates the centralization of servers and storage by improving application performance across a Wide Area Network (WAN). With the company's award winning NX family of WAN acceleration appliances, enterprises can improve disaster recovery in data centers and reduce "server sprawl" in branch and remote offices. Silver Peak delivers exceptional, transparent performance improvements for all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web, and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

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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