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TMCNet:  Silver Peak and Point5 Managed Services Announce Expanded Partnership; Adding Unity EdgeConnect to its Network-as-a-Service Offerings

[July 10, 2017]

Silver Peak and Point5 Managed Services Announce Expanded Partnership; Adding Unity EdgeConnect to its Network-as-a-Service Offerings

Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today expanded its partnership with Point5 Managed Services, a Connecticut-based technology services partner, integrating the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution into its customer-proven Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) service offerings. Point5 will now leverage EdgeConnect to enable its distributed enterprise clients to more efficiently build, orchestrate, and monitor their WANs. Point5 has an 18-month proven track record of successfully assisting clients with the design and implementation of the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution. Point5 clients realize significant network and application performance gains following their EdgeConnect deployments.

With the addition of EdgeConnect to its NaaS services portfolio, Point5 can now effectively deliver a managed SD-WAN service to dramatically lower clients' underlying connectivty costs. The new service optimizes site-to-site and site-to-cloud applications traffic enabling clients to utilize inexpensive commodity broadband without sacrificing network or application performance. The Silver Peak (News - Alert) solution also enhances application visibility and enables the prioritization of business-critical applications including VoIP and video.

"The Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution enables Point5 to broaden its NaaS services portfolio with an offering that can be designed, deployed, and managed efficiently to provide immediate and tangible performance gains for our joint clients," said Brandon Byrne, CEO, Point5 Managed Services. "We are excited to expand our partnership with Silver Peak and to offer a new and industry leading managed SD-WAN service to our clients."

"Silver Peak enables partners like Point5 to maximize client value by becoming more directly engaged in the design, deployment and management of its clients' WANs," said Derek Dal Ponte, director, field and channel marketing at Silver Peak. "Growing our WAN optimization partnership to managed SD-WAN services enables Point5 to broaden and deepen its client engagement opportunities and is one of the best ways Silver Peak can enable and empower its most trusted partners."

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

About Point5

Point5 is a proven leader in the Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) space, combining SD-WAN technology with high-touch customer service and expertise in sourcing, consolidating, and managing global connectivity. Point5's managed services are designed to lower WAN costs, and to reduce the complexity of traditional routing topologies by establishing an overlay network on any underlying connection. Point5's custom solutions leverage SD-WAN capabilities, which enable traffic to be steered over the best performing path, providing customers with a WAN environment that is both efficient and powerful. For more information, visit

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