Silver Peak Wins TechWorld's Prestigious "Acceleration Product of the Year"

NX-7500 Distinguished Among Product from Citrix, Expand, Juniper, and Riverbed

Mountain View, CA, July 12, 2006 – Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that its NX-7000 appliance (formerly the NX-7500) has been selected “Acceleration Product of the Year” by Techworld , an IDG publication based in the UK.  The Silver Peak solution was chosen over WAN acceleration products from Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS), Expand, Juniper (Nasdaq: JNPR), and Riverbed, distinguishing the company as a technology leader in this burgeoning product area.

The judges for this award include professionals from industry associations, consultancies, corporate user organizations and key editors from TechWorld.com. They evaluated products based upon numerous criteria, including functionality, features, innovation, performance, configuration, resiliency, ease of use, price, appropriateness for enterprise deployments, and market position. Some of the judges also had in-depth product knowledge from hands-on product evaluations.

The Silver Peak NX-7000 distinguished itself from other WAN acceleration products with its unique ability to improve the performance of all enterprise applications, including real-time traffic and UDP applications.  In addition, the NX-7000 delivers unsurpassed scalability, including a full 155 Mbps of throughput and support for tens of thousands of simultaneous TCP flows per appliance.  This makes the NX-7000 ideal for large WAN acceleration deployments, including data center-to-data center applications (e.g., data replication and backup) and WAN connectivity between data centers and hundreds of remote offices. 

The Silver Peak NX-7000 is a 3RU appliance equipped with 2 TB of local data store in a RAID configuration, and support for up to 155 Mbps of WAN traffic.  NX Series appliances use Silver Peak's patent-pending Network Memory™ technology to significantly reduce the amount of data traversing the WAN and ensure LAN-like application performance.  In addition, Silver Peak appliances leverage a variety of latency and loss mitigation techniques, compression, and Quality of Service (QoS) to improve application usability across a distributed enterprise. 

About Techworld
Techworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com. See www.techworld.com/awards2006 for more information about these awards.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc .
Based in Mountain View, Calif., Silver Peak enables enterprises to centralize branch office infrastructure and improve application performance across a Wide Area Network (WAN).  The company pioneered Local Instance Networking (LIN), a technology that enables companies to improve disaster recovery in remote data centers and reduce “server sprawl” in regional and branch offices.  The innovative technology achieves exceptional, transparent acceleration for all applications, including real-time applications such as Citrix, media, and VOIP, as well as TCP applications and file transfer services.  The company was founded in 2004 and has received funding from investors like Benchmark Capital, Greylock Ventures and Duff, Ackerman and Goodrich.  For more information, visit  http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter .

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