SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Riverbed Shows Continued Leadership in Wide-Area Data Services

Wide-Area Data Services Pioneer Receives Recognition From Industry Analyst and Customers; Wins Industry Awards for Technology Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in Wide-area data services (WDS), announced that it has been ranked by Infonetics Research as the leader in the WAN optimization market in its latest Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances report. Riverbed® continues to show positive technology momentum as the WDS market leader with recognition from industry analysts, successful customer implementations and industry award wins. In addition to the Infonetics report, Riverbed, and its customers, have been acknowledged with industry awards for innovation in the IT landscape.

Since Riverbed pioneered the WDS market in 2005 it has maintained its position as the market leader according to industry analysts and customer testimonials. Unlike solutions that accelerate only applications, WDS encompasses a range of data acceleration requirements, including WAN optimization, application acceleration, Wide Area File Services (WAFS), and Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). The company has just been recognized by InfoWorld as the WAN Optimization "Technology of the Year" for the fourth consecutive year and Riverbed is positioned as a leader in a leading analyst firm's report on the WAN Optimization market. Riverbed customers have also won awards from Network World and InfoWorld for their cutting-edge implementations of Riverbed's WDS Solutions.

Only Riverbed offers a complete WDS solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across wide area networks (WANs), accelerating access to applications and data up to 100 times faster. The speed delivered by Riverbed WDS solutions allows organizations to be more nimble, flexible, and competitive by enabling IT consolidation without sacrificing user performance, allowing higher productivity for remote offices, eliminating end user frustration caused by slow applications, dramatically shortening backup and replication times, reducing traffic on WANs, and even making mobile workers significantly more productive.

"Riverbed is the only vendor that offers a complete solution for accelerating data over the WAN, which is why we've been recognized so many times by the industry," said Eric Wolford, senior vice president, marketing and business development at Riverbed. "Our customers' needs are complex and ever-changing, and they require a solution that delivers LAN-like application performance to any employee, whether on the road, working from home or connected wirelessly in the office." As noted by an independent research firm, WDS are a strategic component for today's distributed and mobile workers.

Infonetics' report tracks WAN optimization appliances and high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end enterprise routers, and includes port detail (T1/E1/J1, T3/E3/J3, OC3/STM1, OC12/STM4). Forecasts and market share are updated quarterly and cover all regions. Companies tracked include 3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Bluecoat, Cisco, Expand, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper, Nortel, Packeteer, Riverbed, Siemens, Vanguard, and others. Download report highlights at

Steelhead® Products

Riverbed's WDS solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, Riverbed's award-winning Steelhead WDS products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organizations ranging from the world's largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed's demo:

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the momentum and 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 25, 2007. 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 informational 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 technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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