Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Silver Peak with the 2018 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect uniquely integrates SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing and security, enabling enterprises to embrace the cloud and move beyond conventional router-centric architectures.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2018 – Based on its recent analysis of the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Silver Peak® with the 2018 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. The company understands the need to innovate across its product portfolio and accelerate its go-to-market strategy in line with the market's rapid evolution from the early adopter to the growth phase of the product lifecycle. Silver Peak is focused on expanding its partnerships with network and managed services providers, even though most of its sales were made through its global partnership networks with value-added resellers.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction.

"The Silver Peak SD-WAN solution is a centrally managed solution that integrates SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing, and security network functions into a single composite software image that can be deployed on a physical or a virtual appliance," said Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, business communication and cloud computing services for Frost & Sullivan. EdgeConnect enables enterprises to build a new wan edge that assures application service levels to improve use and business productivity, embrace cloud initiatives to enhance business agility while proactively securing the WAN and reducing operational overhead."

The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ solution boasts the unique First-packet iQ™ application identification and classification feature, which intelligently identifies tens of thousands of applications and hundreds of millions of Web domains on the first packet of each flow. In contrast, deep packet inspection could take four to ten packets before identifying the application. First-packet iQ dynamically steers application traffic directly to its intended destination (IaaS, SaaS, data center) on an app-by-app basis for secure and direct cloud connectivity. Following the success of the EdgeConnect solution, in late 2017, the company announced an active-active, high availability cluster configuration that provides full hardware redundancy to maximize application availability and minimize downtime across branch deployments.

"The completeness of the Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution ensures that customers have a positive purchase experience," concluded Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, business communication and cloud computing services for Frost & Sullivan.

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