SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

December 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase IT Infrastructure Performance Solutions at National Guard Bureau Joint Information Technology Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation at the National Guard Bureau Joint Information Technology Conference (NGBC) taking place December 7-10 at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The purpose of NGBC is to bring Army National Guard and Air National Guard Information Technology professionals together to review the various IT structures within, and related to, the National Guard's dual role (state and federal) and discuss opportunities for integrated solutions. Attendees can visit Riverbed® at booth #1019 to learn how the company's wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions are deployed to speed communications and improve collaboration and operational efficiency.

The National Guard requires fast communications connections in order to protect life and property and preserve the peace, order and public safety, regardless of the operating conditions, at both national and local levels. Both federal and state agencies can use Riverbed WAN optimization solutions to achieve bandwidth optimization resulting in greater application performance across the WAN that ensures users in the field have fast access to critical information. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions, including the Steelhead® appliance and Steelhead Mobile, allow federal agencies to overcome data transfer challenges associated with WANs in order to deliver reliable and fast communication connections during local and state-wide disasters or emergencies. Steelhead appliances can remove large amounts of repetitive data from the WAN, dramatically reducing bandwidth requirements typically associated with transmitting data. The result, faster replication while utilizing less WAN bandwidth, means that disaster recovery capabilities, for both backup and recovery, that are critical for "continuity of operations planning" (COOP), are enhanced. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions can also improve communications across satellite networks, which are subjected to a harsh array of environmental and operational conditions that can drastically impair the performance of the network. Riverbed alleviates challenges associated with accessing critical data by addressing limited bandwidth, TCP behavior, and application-protocol inefficiencies that affect satellite-based WANs.

Additionally, Riverbed recently successfully completed rigorous assessment by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). JITC, a military organization under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), conducts security and interoperability testing of national security systems and information technology systems hardware, software and components.

To learn more about Riverbed WAN optimization solutions, conference-goers can visit Riverbed on the NGBC 2009 show floor.

What:  Riverbed Technology exhibiting at NGB JITC 2009
       -- Monday, December 7th: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Opening Reception)
       -- Tuesday, December 8th: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
       -- Wednesday, December 9th: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL
       Booth #1019

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 30, 2009. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.

About Riverbed

Riverbed Technology is the IT infrastructure performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility -- all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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