SYDNEY, October 26, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the NetworkWorld Asia 2017 Readers' Choice Product Excellence Award in the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution category.

This marks the second consecutive year Silver Peak has earned this award since the SD-WAN category was introduced last year.

The Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards recognise established solution providers with customer deployments of innovative networking solutions that have had the most impact on Asian end-user organisations in 2017 based on votes from qualified readers of NetworkWorld Asia, Asia Cloud Forum, Security Asia and Storage Asia. The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution is the preferred choice for more than 500 enterprise customers around the world providing secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of connectivity, including consumer broadband, without compromising network or application performance.

The Silver Peak application-driven SD-WAN edge architecture moves beyond the router to consolidate foundational network functions at the branch into a single, centrally managed solution, shifting advanced network functions to optimal locations across the infrastructure. EdgeConnect integrates network functions into a complete and powerful application-driven SD-WAN solution:

• Routing

• Advanced SD-WAN

• WAN optimisation with Unity Boost

• Stateful firewall and First-packet iQ for secure internet breakout

By actively using all available WAN transport services and bandwidth, including consumer broadband, EdgeConnect dramatically improves network and application performance and availability. The result: lower costs, enhanced productivity and greater business agility.

“We are humbled to receive this readers’ choice award as a reflection of our technology leadership and the industry’s recognition for our continuous innovation to address the needs of geographically distributed enterprises,” said Tricia Png, regional director, Asia, for Silver Peak.

“SD-WAN is being quickly embraced by multinationals across Asia seeking solutions for international connectivity, performance and security to effectively expand out of the region. By 2020, more than 50 per cent of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives globally will be based on SD-WAN in favour of traditional routers.

EdgeConnect has been proven effective, with stellar application performance and availability after enduring vigorous network packet-loss resilience tests through extreme real-world network scenarios.”

“SD-WAN adoption will be driven by the organisational demands that accompany the rapid implementation of ‘third-platform’ technologies including cloud, mobile, big data and analytics. Our readers have recognised Silver Peak’s capabilities to enable enterprises and service providers to embrace these technologies that have been putting strain on the network’s application connectivity and performance,” said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief of NetworkWorld Asia and Enterprise Group Editorial Director at Questex Asia.

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About Silver Peak

Silver Peak is the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. Silver Peak offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs. More than 2,000 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak broadband and hybrid WAN solutions across 80 countries. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com