Talari Networks Named NCTA 21 Awards 2011 Finalist

North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Recognizes Excellence, Innovation and Leadership in 21 Categories

San Jose, Calif. and Morrisville, N.C. — Oct. 17, 2011 — Talari Networks™, Inc. has been selected as an NCTA 21 Awards 2011 finalist in the best product or service technology company category. The coveted honor recognizes Talari’s WAN Virtualization technology and its role in optimizing network performance while significantly reducing connectivity costs.

Winners will be announced at the NCTA 21 Awards Gala on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C., with title sponsor Grant Thornton.

Talari’s Engineering Group, based in Morrisville, N.C., is led by co-founder and VP of Engineering John Dickey. The company was nominated for the NCTA 21 Award by Net Direct Systems (NDS), LLC, an Apex, N.C.-based value-added reseller (VAR).

“Talari was an obvious choice when it came time to submit nominations,” said Phil Santoni, CEO of NDS. “Talari’s record of enabling enterprises to leverage public Internet connectivity to deliver more bandwidth and greater application performance predictability while lowering WAN costs makes them trailblazers in this category, and sets them apart from the competition.”

About NCTA 21 Awards

The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s most prestigious statewide technology award program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. The awards process culminates in the NCTA 21 Awards Gala in November where 800+ leaders from across the state gather to celebrate the tech sector and learn who the winners are in each category. The event includes a reception and dinner followed by the Awards Ceremony.

About Talari Networks

Talari Networks’ WAN Virtualization solutions bring Internet economics to corporate WANs by transforming broadband and other affordable Internet links to deliver business-class reliability and performance predictability at consumer prices. Talari delivers a network with 30 to 100 times the bandwidth per dollar, ongoing WAN costs reduced by 40% to 90%, and greater reliability than existing corporate WANs. In 2011, Talari’s Mercury T750won Best of Interop–Performance Optimization. For more information, please visit www.talari.com.