Exinda Wins Prestigious Red Herring 100 Americas Award for Leadership in WAN Optimization 2.0

Exinda, a global provider of next-generation WAN optimization and application performance assurance solutions, today announced it is the recipient of the 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas Award.

The company was honored by Red Herring editors as one of the top 100 private companies based in the Americas playing a leading role in innovation and technology.

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Exinda enables organizations to assure the performance of their strategic business applications through policy-based WAN optimization, intelligently applying acceleration and containment based on the priorities of the business. The company addresses the business objectives of thousands of organizations worldwide, helping them to improve application performance, maximize network resources, improve productivity and deliver a reliable end-user experience.

“Exinda is honored to receive the 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas Award, especially given the quality and pedigrees of the companies vying for this award,” said Exinda CEO Michael Sharma. “Exinda’s above-market growth and unique approach to solving customers’ network challenges has contributed to our success. Exinda is well-placed in the market and is leading the charge in a fundamental shift in WAN optimization, with application assurance and user experience replacing traffic compression and acceleration at center stage.”

Previous Red Herring Award winners include companies such as Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Skype, eBay, Twitter and Salesforce.com.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Exinda embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.

About Exinda®

Exinda is a proven global supplier of next-generation WAN optimization and application acceleration products. The company has helped more than 2,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide improve the end user experience, manage application performance, manage congestion over the WAN and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.