TMC Recognizes Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN Solution with a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Excellence Award

The Industry’s Most Complete SD-WAN Solution Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 25, 2017 — Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Unity EdgeConnect a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Excellence Award.

EdgeConnect physical or virtual appliances deliver predictable application performance over any combination of transport services including low-cost consumer broadband. Centrally orchestrated application-driven security policies enable direct internet breakout for trusted SaaS and web applications. Fully compatible with existing WAN infrastructure, EdgeConnect provides a graceful migration to an SD-WAN and ultimately to the “Thin Branch”, dramatically simplifying and consolidating the WAN edge. With more than 500 production customer deployments worldwide, the EdgeConnect high-performance SD-WAN solution empowers geographically distributed enterprises to enhance employee productivity and business agility, while significantly lowering WAN costs.

“Silver Peak is honored to accept this award on behalf of the company’s flagship SD-WAN solution, Unity EdgeConnect,” said Damon Ennis, senior vice president of products at Silver Peak. “With a proven heritage in the WAN, Silver Peak strives to provide its global customers with the most reliable and flexible solution possible.” 

This award recognizes the advanced capabilities of the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, including:

  • Granular SaaS and Cloud Application Visibility and Control with First-packet iQ: With granular insight into HTTP/HTTPS traffic, First-packet iQ enables internet breakout automation by steering specific, trusted SaaS and web-based application traffic directly to the internet while directing unknown or suspicious traffic to a regional hub or data center firewall for further inspection.
  • Integrated Stateful Firewall for Secure Internet Breakout: The integrated stateful firewall allows outbound traffic to exit, but only allows ingress traffic to enter in response to user-initiated sessions providing robust, thin branch security.
  • Seamless Routing Interoperability: BGP routing protocols facilitate full mesh network configurations and dramatically simplify the addition of local subnets to an SD-WAN, enabling enterprises to transition to an SD-WAN at a comfortable pace.
  • When deployed in an active-active, high availability cluster configuration, EdgeConnect provides full hardware redundancy to maximize application availability and minimize downtime across thin branch deployments.

“Congratulations to Silver Peak for receiving a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Unity EdgeConnect has demonstrated true innovation and is leading the way for Software Defined Wide Area Network. I look forward to continued excellence from Silver Peak in 2017 and beyond.”

The INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Excellence Awards have been bestowed upon companies that demonstrate the innovation, vision, and execution to deliver software-based networking tools to support different and unique communities of interest.  

Winners of the SDN Excellence Award will be featured in the next issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.


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