Company Switches from Riverbed to Silver Peak to Optimize all IP WAN traffic

Santa Clara, Calif., February 2, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration,today announced that Monotype Imaging, a global provider of text imaging solutions, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to optimize application performance between the company’s corporate facilities and branch offices.  With Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration technology, Monotype Imaging is able to optimize all of its IP WAN traffic, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of key initiatives like database management, disaster recovery, and inter-office collaboration.

“Monotype Imaging has been using WAN acceleration for several years with very positive results,” said Robert Klages, Director of IT at Monotype Imaging.  “When our Riverbed WAN acceleration platform was discontinued, we decided to evaluate different WAN acceleration solutions versus blindly upgrading to that vendor’s newest hardware.  We discovered that Silver Peak delivers the best performance across the widest range of applications, including file, email, SQL, remote backup, and IP telephony.  By optimizing traffic that other vendors bypass, Silver Peak’s NX appliances provide Monotype Imaging with the best return on our WAN acceleration investment.”

Silver Peak leverages a variety of real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs.  These techniques include:

        • Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency
        • Network Integrity to correct packet loss and WAN quality problems
        • Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN acceleration  delivers unprecedented scalability, including the highest effective throughput of any WAN acceleration device.  This makes Silver Peak ideal for large enterprise networks and applications with high sustained data volumes.  

Silver Peak optimizes every application that runs over IP, including file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup.  This provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN acceleration.

Silver Peak is the only vendor to solve bandwidth, latency, and loss issues in real time, making shared networks (IP VPN and MPLS) perform like private lines.  Enterprises get cost-effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.

About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface libraries - home to some of the world's most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica® and ITC Franklin Gothic™ typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world's major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Japan and China. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at , , , , ,

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. The company’s award-winning NX appliances optimize all current and future applications across an entire enterprise, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of core business initiatives, such as server centralization, real-time collaboration and disaster recovery. For more information on the Silver Peak solution, visit

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