Cloud-First approach allows businesses to manage change, drive simplicity and accelerate innovation
San Mateo, CA – May 25, 2021 – Aryaka®, the leader in Cloud-First WAN offering fully managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions as-a-service, announced today that the company has won significant national award recognition from a number of premier organizations. Aryaka took home the Gold in the Software-Defined Infrastructure category at this year’s American Business Awards, aka Stevies, as well as Product of the Year from Internet Telephony.
“We are very excited with this recognition. The pandemic has accelerated enterprises’ need for a cloud-first approach that lends itself to managing change better,” said Shashi Kiran, CMO at Aryaka. “We bring an unparalleled experience that delights customers consuming our software defined network and security offerings globally, and the awards are a wonderful endorsement of that.”
The American Business Awards, aka the Stevies, are America’s premier business awards program. This year, the program saw more than 3,800 nominations, and more than 250 professionals worldwide participating in the judging process to select this year’s winners.
The Award for Software Defined Infrastructure recognizes the best solutions for creating technical computing infrastructure that is entirely under the control of software with no operator or human intervention. It operates independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and is programmatically extensible.
“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised at what appears to be the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth. We celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people.”
Internet Telephony SD-WAN Product of the Year Awards are bestowed upon companies that demonstrate the innovation, vision and execution to deliver software-based networking tools to support different and unique communities of interest.
“Congratulations to Aryaka for receiving a 2021 Internet Telephony SD-WAN Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Their unique, integrated architecture has again demonstrated true innovation and is leading the way for SD-WANs. I look forward to continued excellence from Aryaka in 2021 and beyond.
Awards build on recognition from Tier-1 industry analysts
In addition to garnering these two awards, since January, Aryaka has also been recognized by Vertical Systems Group, Gartner Peer Insights and Great Places to Work.
In April, Aryaka was recognized in the U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD by Vertical Systems Group. This was the second consecutive year Aryaka has made the list. It is one of two SD-WAN-as-a-service benchmark companies that has the ability to provide its own technology, delivering the flexibility, operational simplicity, and scalability to provide a “worry-free” approach to managed services.
In February, Aryaka was recognized for the second year in a row in 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure. With an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars and a 98% Recommendation Rating as of December 31, 2020, Aryaka is only one of two vendors to be recognized with Customers’ Choice distinction in APAC, EMEA and North America Regions.
And in January, for the second year in a row, Aryaka was designated as a Great Place to Work-Certified company for workplace culture. Using a rigorous, data-driven methodology, Great Place to Work validated Aryaka employee feedback and confirmed that 98 percent of its employees have a consistently positive experience at the company. This is up from 94 percent the year prior. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.
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Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company, and a Gartner “Voice of the Customer” leader, makes it easy for enterprises to consume network and network security solutions delivered as-a-service for a variety of modern deployments. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and a managed service approach to offer the industry’s best customer and application experience. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.