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June 12, 2018
Macnica Networks Corp.

Macnica Networks Announces Distribution Agreement with Silver Peak Systems Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Macnica Networks Corp., which provides Network Appliances and Security solutions (headquarters: 1-5-5 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan; President: Jun Ikeda; hereinafter "Macnica Networks"), and Silver Peak Systems, Inc., which provides SD-WAN solutions for flexible connection of enterprise sites, data centers and clouds (headquarters: Santa Clara, California, USA; CEO: David Hughes; hereinafter "Silver Peak"), have concluded a Distributorship Agreement.

Product name
Unity EdgeConnect
Form of product provision
Physical and virtual appliances and annual subscription license
Distribution commencement date
June 12, 2018

With the rapid migration of business applications to the cloud there is a need to improve communication performance after the migration, it is also necessary to increase cloud application performance with secure internet breakout by connecting operating bases directly to the clouds. However, much of the business’ internet traffic has security protection through the use of proxies so internet-bound traffic is backhauled to a headquarters or data centers where additional security screening is performed to protect the enterprise from vulnerabilities. Backhauling traffic from the branch to headquarters to the internet and back again doesn’t make sense.

As a result, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) introduced the ability to incorporate broadband into the WAN that allows applications to run directly over the internet. However, while some internet-bound traffic is known and trusted, other HTTP/HTTPS traffic is unknown or suspicious and conventional application classification technology such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) made it difficult to carry out accurate adjustments of traffic required to implement a detailed security policy across the whole of a WAN.

Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect’s First Packet iQ, now distributed by Macnica Networks, is the world’s first SD-WAN solution that identifies applications on the first packet and achieves automation of destination-based route control. First Packet iQ goes beyond the typical DPI and port-level approaches used today and it adds a cloud-hosted internet map and geolocation database in addition to real-time machine learning to provide the highest levels of Cloud intelligence. It enables a specified application to accurately change its route for a direct Internet connection before an application session or flow is established. Currently, over 10,000 applications and over 300,000,000 Web domains can be identified. Silver Peak's Cloud Intelligence delivers real-time updates on the best performing path to reach hundreds of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications (ie: Office 365, Saleforce, Workday, Box, etc.) ensuring users connect to their applications in the fastest, most intelligent way available. Also, trusted traffic gets treated appropriately while questionable traffic is automatically sent to more robust security appliances in accordance with corporate security policies.

Macnica Networks is a strategic distributor for Silver Peak in Japan, and together with secondary sales agencies and network service providers will aggressively expand the presence of Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solutions in Japan. By presenting the cutting-edge technology of Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solutions to businesses in Japan we are contributing to the cloud and internet shift of businesses and helping our customers to improve their international competitiveness.

Remarks from Silver Peak Systems, Inc. CEO David Hughes

This strategic Distributor Agreement with Macnica Networks is an important milestone to accelerating business throughout Japan. By combining our EdgeConnect SD-WAN solutions and security partner ecosystem with Macnica Networks’ broad portfolio of technology and business domain, I believe we will be able to develop both a powerful partnership and our businesses, while accommodating the complex WAN requirements of Japanese companies.

Application classification technology of Unity EdgeConnect

Cloud Intelligence technology supporting First Packet iQ function: Automatic address map update through machine learning

Product inquiries

Macnica Networks, Silver Peak product office

Silver Peak Company Profile

Silver Peak is a global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. Silver Peak presents safe and reliable high-performance SD-WAN solutions that provide virtual overlay to connect users to applications by using all types of line combinations in a flexible manner, without impairing application performance. This result is improved business agility and reduced costs. Over 3,000 companies in 80 countries throughout the world have implemented Silver Peak’s broadband and hybrid WAN solutions.

Company name Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Established August 1, 2004
Location of headquarters 2860 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Representative CEO, Mr. David Hughes
Description of business Development and marketing of WAN solutions

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