SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

June 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Unity Bancorp Selects Silver Peak to Accelerate Offsite Backup and Recovery

NX Appliances Enable Remote Backup of Regional Offices, Cut EMC Celerra Replication From 16 Hours to Six Hours Across the WAN

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), a leading community bank serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to assist with the company's backup and replication requirements. With Silver Peak, Unity Bancorp is centralizing the backup of all 16 branch offices and performing secure real-time replication of EMC hosts to an offsite disaster recovery. This has improved Unity Bancorp's ability to protect client data, minimizing the company's risk of exposure in the event of an unforeseen disaster.

"Silver Peak provides us with a cost effective way of moving lots of data between our distributed branch offices and data centers," said Mark Dirato, vice president of IT at Unity Bank. "This ensures compliance with our disaster recovery objectives and reduces our ongoing IT expenditures by eliminating the need for local servers and tapes for backup and recovery. Going forward, we expect to take further advantage of Silver Peak's unique WAN acceleration architecture by optimizing VoIP and other real-time traffic across our WAN."

The Silver Peak solution is optimized to support large networks, delivering the best performance on high capacity WAN links and across many distributed enterprise locations. Silver Peak offers the industry's premier solution for disk-based WAN deduplication -- 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, Citrix, Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming video.

About Unity Bancorp, Inc.

Unity Bancorp, Inc. is a financial service organization headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey. Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 16 retail service centers located in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The Company, through the Bank, conducts a traditional and community-oriented commercial banking business, and offers services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and regular savings accounts.

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 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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