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Aryaka's CEO Ajit Gupta and WAN Optimization as-a-Service Winners of 2012 Golden Bridge Awards for Innovation and IT Services

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/08/12 -- Aryaka® (www.aryaka.com), the leading provider of WAN Optimization as-a-Service™ to solve application and network performance issues across the distributed enterprise, has earned recognition from the prestigious Golden Bridge Awards respectively for its WAN Optimization as-a-Service offering and the leadership and innovation by its Founder, President and CEO Ajit Gupta.

As one of 2012 Most Innovative People (MIP), Ajit Gupta continues to build the Aryaka vision and guide the company's strategy of displacing the $2B WAN optimization appliance market as well as the $81B Ethernet/MPLS market with its WAN optimization as-a-Service and Network as-a-Service solutions. Prior to Aryaka, Ajit founded AAyuja Inc., a Strategic Technology Sales Acceleration company, serving as its CEO. Ajit achieved notable success for the creation of a world-class Internet company, Speedera Networks, in 1999. Under his leadership, Speedera became one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley and was acquired in 2005 by Akamai Technologies. Ajit holds 12 patents for technology in Internet Infrastructure.

Aryaka's WAN optimization as-a-Service combines cloud-based, WAN optimization technology with enterprise-grade connectivity via a dedicated reliable core network based on globally distributed POPs, and centralized WAN and application layer visibility, with 24x7 global support, all in a single, no CAPEX monthly service. Aryaka's cloud-based service eliminates the need for costly WAN appliances or long-haul private links. Enterprises can leverage Aryaka's secure, intelligent network in the cloud and be up and running in minutes compared with weeks and months required by equipment and MPLS links.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2012 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners. The winners were honored during the awards dinner and presentation on October 2, 2012 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, industry leaders, and judges.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com

About Aryaka
Aryaka delivers application and network performance for the globally distributed enterprise for better collaboration, communication and business productivity. Aryaka eliminates the need for costly WAN appliances or long-haul private links. Aryaka's premier WAN optimization as-a-Service accelerates any application to any location on one affordable, optimized network. Aryaka's Network as-a-Service provides organizations an optimized TCP network with QoS for instant and reliable business connectivity. Both services provide elastic bandwidth capacity and 24x7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and on LinkedIn.

Aryaka, WAN optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service and MyAryaka are trademarks of Aryaka Networks, Inc. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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