Silver Peak Makes Shortlist for TechWorld's "Acceleration Product of the Year"

NX-7500 Distinguished for Security, Scale, and Breadth of Applications

Mountain View, Calif., May 16, 2006 – Silver Peak Systems ( ), a leading provider of network acceleration solutions, today announced hat the Silver Peak NX-7500 appliance has been shortlisted as a finalist for the “Acceleration Product of the Year” in the recently announced Techworld Awards 2006.  Silver Peak NX appliances, which are distinguished for their exceptional scalability, security and breadth of application support, were selected among dozens of entrants in this category, including products from a variety of incumbent and startup vendors.  This is the fourth industry distinction Silver Peak has received in less than a month, indicating strong market acceptance in the rapidly emerging WAN acceleration space.

The Techworld Awards 2006 recognize the very best in every field of the network industry and reward the leading individuals, teams and companies for innovative and effective use of networking and telecommunications technology.  Judges for this esteemed award include professionals from industry associations, consultancies, corporate user organizations and key editors from and from supporting media.  The judges evaluated products based upon numerous criteria, including functionality, features, innovation, performance, configuration, resiliency, ease of use, price, fitness for purpose and market position.  A complete listing of the finalists for this year’s Techworld Awards can be found at:

More information on the Silver Peak NX Series appliances can be found at

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About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak enables enterprises to centralize branch office infrastructure and improve application performance across a Wide Area Network.  The company pioneered Local Instance Networking, a technology that reduces “server sprawl” and achieves exceptional acceleration for all applications, including bulk TCP applications, file transfer services, real-time applications like Citrix, media applications and Voice over IP (VoIP).

Silver Peak is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.  For more information, visit .

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