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Leading Industry Analyst Firm Names Aryaka “Cool Vendor” for 2011

Cloud-Based WAN Optimization Among Innovative Approaches That Can Reduce Costs

MILPITAS, Calif. – April 26, 2011 – Aryaka Networks (www.aryaka.com), provider of the world’s first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, today announced that Gartner has placed Aryaka in its Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communications and Network Services, 20111 report.  Authored by Gartner analysts Jay Lassman, Steve Blood, Bern Elliot, Mark Fabbi, Geoff Johnson, Robert F. Mason, Neil Rickard and Ted Chamberlin, the report highlights vendors with innovative approaches and technologies.

According to the April 5, 2011 report, Gartner recommends, “Organizations with globally distributed locations should consider WAN optimization services to eliminate the need for distributed WAN optimization appliances.

“We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner further confirmation that our vision of a cloud-based solution resonates with the top minds in the industry,” said Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO of Aryaka. “Aryaka was architected from the ground up to make WAN optimization simple and affordable for companies of all sizes, in all geographies and at a significantly lower cost than traditional appliance-based solutions. We’re pleased to be acknowledged by Gartner for our unique contribution to the industry and the emerging enterprise.”

Aryaka takes what has traditionally been a hardware solution and converts it into a cloud-based service, while also providing the underlying enterprise-class dedicated bandwidth and visibility through MyAryaka. With the combined solution, the company is redefining economics in the WAN optimization market. The company provides carrier-grade reliability and guaranteed SLAs, and offers customizable quality of service (QoS) across its core network. Aryaka enables WAN optimization across customer deployments where appliances, physical or virtual, would have not been feasible, thereby increasing the overall addressable market for this technology.

For more information on Aryaka Networks, call 1-877-7ARYAKA or visit www.aryaka.com.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Aryaka Networks

Founded in November 2008, Aryaka Networks, Inc. delivers cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration with true business results. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, with offices in Bangalore, India, Aryaka is funded by Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners and Stanford University. Key advantages of the Aryaka solution include a secure, scalable and reliable WAN optimization and application acceleration platform as a service, rapid deployment, ease of integration, complete visibility and a significantly lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.aryaka.com.