Silver Peak Named Top 10 Startup to Watch by Network World Magazine

Company Distinguished as Emerging Leader in Application Acceleration Space

Mountain View, Calif., April 24, 2006 – Silver Peak Systems ( ), a leading provider of network acceleration solutions, today announced that the company was named a “Top 10 Start-Up to Watch” by Network World Magazine, one of the networking industry’s premier publications.  Given the increasing importance of application delivery across distributed enterprises, the magazine distinguished Silver Peak for its innovative approach to accelerating application performance across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

Network World recognizes startup companies that offer an impressive mix of technology innovation, market strategy, management experience and financial backing,” said Beth Schultz, editor of Network World’s Signature Series edition.  “Silver Peak distinguished itself in a variety of areas, earning them recognition as a top startup company to watch in 2006.”

Silver Peak has garnered extensive attention since first launching product in September of 2005.   It is the first solution of its kind to significantly accelerate all enterprise applications – from file, web and email to VoIP, Citrix and video.  In addition, the company offers the only data reduction appliances capable of scaling to a full 155 Mbps WAN capacity, making application acceleration affordable in large enterprise locations.  Silver Peak also offers the only appliance with hardware-based encryption of its data store to ensure compliance with corporate and/or regulatory data security standards. 

Silver Peak leverages a variety of technologies to deliver order of magnitude performance improvements across the WAN.  At the heart of the Silver Peak solution is Network Memory™, an innovative approach to data reduction that leverages advanced pattern recognition and local information delivery to eliminate the transfer of duplicate data over the WAN.  In addition, Silver Peak leverages state-of-the-art compression techniques to increase bandwidth utilization, Quality of Service (QoS) to classify and enforce traffic handling requirements and a variety of techniques to mitigate the effects of network latency and packet loss.

The complete list of top 10 startups can be found in the annual Network World 200 Issue:

About Network World’s Annual Network World 200 Issue
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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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