SYMITAR CHOOSES SILVER PEAK AS STRATEGIC WAN ACCELERATION PROVIDER

NX Appliances Complement Leading Disaster Recovery and Content Management Solutions

Santa Clara, Calif., May 27, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that Symitar, a Jack Henry & Associates division  that is the leading provider of core processing solutions for credit unions, has selected Silver Peak as a strategic platform for WAN acceleration. With the combined Symitar/Silver Peak solution, credit unions running Symitar’s Episys® core processing platform can access and protect more data across the WAN while lowering ongoing IT operational expenditures.

“As credit unions grow, there is a need for larger bandwidth and ‘cleaner’ WAN connections to support strategic initiatives like content management and data backup,” said Rick Phillips, product manager at Symitar. ”WAN optimization is a key enabler because it increases available bandwidth and reduces data transfer times while avoiding expensive WAN upgrades. After extensive testing, we determined that Silver Peak’s WAN optimization is the best fit for our credit union customers because it delivers the highest level of performance, scalability, and security.”

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 Symitar
Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY), is the leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar currently serves more than 700 credit unions as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at www.symitar.com .

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations.  Its technology solutions serve more than 8,800 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands.  Jack Henry Banking supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions.  Symitar is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes.  ProfitStars® provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs.  Additional information is available at jackhenry.com .

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 http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

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