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Silver Peak Systems

July 12, 2010 09:05 ET

Silver Peak Systems Appoints Francisco Pinto as Vice President of Latin America and the Caribbean

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) - Silver Peak Systems, Inc., the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Francisco Pinto has joined the company as vice president of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role, Mr. Pinto will be responsible for growing Silver Peak's presence in those regions through partner development and new customer acquisition.

Mr. Pinto brings over 27 years of industry experience to Silver Peak. Most recently, he was vice president of Latin America at SonicWALL, Inc., where he was responsible for sales, channel development, logistics, and technical support for the company's Latin America footprint. Prior to this role, Mr. Pinto held similar management positions at leading networking and security vendors, including 3Com Corporation, Riverstone Networks, Audiocodes LTD, Philips Electronics, and Toshiba.

"Francisco has a long record of successfully building world class sales and support organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean," said Arturo Cazares, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Silver Peak. "This level of expertise is invaluable to Silver Peak as we continue to expand our global presence and maintain our leadership position in data center class WAN optimization."

Mr. Pinto is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

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 optimizes all IP applications with 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.

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