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Company’s SD-WAN Platform Recognized for Leadership in Providing a Virtualized WAN Infrastructure that is Driving Telco Service Provider Businesses

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2016 Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that it received the 2016 Fierce Innovation Business Transformation Management Award for its SD-WAN platform. Viptela enables carriers and service providers in the telecom sector to deliver virtualized WAN services at a 50% lower cost, with 10x more bandwidth and 5x higher voice and cloud performance than alternatives. The Viptela platform was recognized for its leadership in providing “forward thinking” network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities that support the unique requirements of telcos and other service providers.

“Winning the 2016 Fierce Innovation Award is an honor and the latest example that Viptela is the technology and market leader in providing SD-WAN for telecom service providers and enterprises,” said Amir Khan, CEO of Viptela. “The Viptela platform is a true enterprise-grade solution that provides centralized management for fast, zero-touch rollout, end-to-end security and the scalability that service providers require to meet the QoS and SLA requirements that business customers demand.”

The Viptela Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) platform virtualizes WAN infrastructure to allow service providers’ business customers to roll-out of voice, video and data applications faster using any edge access link across their extended enterprise, including remote offices, branches, retail outlets, campuses, data centers and more. With Viptela, service providers can rollout out zero-touch deployments at thousands of sites with centralized management. Major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. Three of the top five global telecom companies have adopted a Viptela service model. Five of the top ten service providers are using Viptela. Viptela is currently installed in over 15,000 sites, which represents 2-3x more sites than competitive solutions.

The Fierce Innovation Awards 2016: Telecom Edition showcases the most innovative products, solutions and technologies for network-based service providers looking to deliver the next generation of services. All submissions were evaluated based on effectiveness, ease of use, ROI and end user impact. To download the 2016 Fierce Innovation Report visit: https://pages.questexweb.com/Telecom2016InnovationReport_InnovationReportLP.html.

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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, 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Company and CRN Tech Innovator. Viptela is backed by Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit: viptela.com or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

Contacts
AR: Brenna Karr – brekarr@cisco.com
PR: Gareth Pettigrew – gpettigr@cisco.com