Silver Peak Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide SD-WAN Leader’s Channel First Approach Recognized Three Years Running

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has awarded Silver Peak a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide for the third consecutive year. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The Silver Peak Global SD-WAN Partner Program is designed to create a platform to enable partners to help customer’s move beyond conventional branch office routers and embrace the cloud with an application-driven WAN edge powered by the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution. With multiple partnership levels, sales and technical certifications, a distinct partner program mobile application and user-friendly partner portal, the Silver Peak program measures success in the advancement of partner technical expertise and competency surrounding SD-WAN technologies and capabilities.

“Launched in 2015, the Silver Peak Global SD-WAN Program continues to receive recognition as a top industry program to enable global partner success. The SD-WAN market provides a tremendous growth opportunity for our partners and our program is uniquely designed to enable them to fully capitalize on this opportunity and ability to successfully engage customers and deliver tangible business value,” said Chris Helfer, SVP of Worldwide Sales, Silver Peak. “With more than 600 successful customer deployments and counting, our continued success would not be possible without the enduring support of our incredible global channel.”

“Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today.”