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

Santa Clara, Calif., July 12, 2010 – Silver Peak Systems, 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 is the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization. The company’s award winning NX appliances use real-time network optimization techniques to maximize WAN bandwidth and quality while minimizing the effects of WAN latency. This improves data throughput and application performance across the WAN while lowering WAN bandwidth expenditures.

Silver Peak optimizes all IP applications with industry leading capacity. This makes the solution strategic to a variety of enterprise initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, branch office server centralization, disaster recovery, and application/desktop virtualization.

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