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Company’s vEdge 100 SD-WAN Platform Tops in Enterprise Networking Category

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2016 Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that CRN® has named Viptela a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator. The Viptela vEdge 100 was recognized as the leading product in the Networking-Enterprise category for making SD-WAN accessible to small branch and SMB/SOHO locations in a cost-optimized, small form factor. Using Viptela, service providers can implement the best available connectivity options based on their customers’ geographic locations, network topology, as well as their bandwidth and quality of service needs.

In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

“Viptela is honored to have been selected a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator, especially since we use a 100 percent channel sales model,” said Anthony D’Angelo, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales for Viptela. “Our vForce Global Partner Program enables solution and managed service providers to deliver the business benefits of SD-WAN to their enterprise customers, and contains several innovations that protect partner revenues. We have chosen to break from the status quo of traditional vendor programs which squeeze the channel. Meanwhile, the vEdge 100 lets our partners extend and centrally manage the Viptela SD-WAN platform to smaller, branch offices.”

“Each year, CRN recognizes vendor offerings that excel in increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users through innovation and technical advancement,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “From cloud to data storage to the Internet of Things, the products on this year’s list solve a wide range of difficult IT problems, truly enabling solution providers to better serve their customers.”

The Viptela vEdge 100 makes it possible for service providers to deliver SD-WAN capabilities and benefits that were previously only available to large enterprises, to smaller organizations. The proliferation of cloud and mobile services is straining the ability of organizations to maintain acceptable levels of performance, since traditional networks are designed to support on-premises applications. The Viptela SD-WAN platform enables service providers to transform their customers’ networks without replacing existing infrastructures. The Viptela vEdge 100 features an integrated 3G/4G LTE modem which offers a backup circuit in the event of MPLS/internet circuit failure or can be used as the primary circuit until other circuits can be provisioned. For more info, visit: http://viptela.com/product-info/.

About the Channel Company

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About Viptela
Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune 500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes and 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Company. Viptela is backed by Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit: viptela.com or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

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PR: Gareth Pettigrew – gpettigr@cisco.com