SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

November 28, 2008 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Participate at Autodesk University 2008

Riverbed Spokesperson to Discuss WAN Optimization on Industry Panel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services, today announced that it will participate at Autodesk University taking place December 2 - 5, 2008 at The Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees can visit Riverbed (booth #304) to learn how Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances offer designers and engineers the ability to collaborate across long distances as if they were in the same office, sharing enormous CAD files with ease. Additionally, a Riverbed spokesperson is participating in a panel discussion featuring competing WAN optimization vendors.

"For firms with distributed offices or a global presence, sharing and collaborating on large CAD documents can often lead to significant delays in accessing drawings during normal file open and save operations," said Alan Saldich, vice president of product marketing and alliances. "Many firms estimate that design engineers can spend one-quarter to one full hour a day on remote file operations, dramatically reducing the available working time per person. These delays impact productivity and overall time-to-market for customers, and, ultimately, delivery to the client."

When using the Riverbed WAN optimization solution, enterprises using Autodesk applications can experience up to 100X increased application acceleration and bandwidth utilization reduction by up to 98%. Whether users exchange CAD files via FTP, email, or through a remote-file shares, Steelhead appliances can considerably improve the speed with which those files move over a WAN. To learn more about Riverbed solutions and how they compare to alternatives, conference-goers can attend the industry panel discussion moderated by IT Director/CAD Manager for Wright-Pierce and Riverbed customer Ray Sirois:

    What:   Panel Discussion: "Wide Area Solutions Shoot Out"
    When:   Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10:15 a.m.
    Who:    Alan Saldich, vice president of product marketing and alliances
            at Riverbed joined by vendors with competing WAN optimization

In addition, attendees can visit Riverbed in the exhibition hall:

    What:   Riverbed Exhibiting at Autodesk University
    When:   Tuesday, December 2: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
            Wednesday, December 3: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,
            11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
            Thursday, December 4: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Where:  The Venetian Resort Hotel
            Las Vegas, NV
            Booth #304

Steelhead Products

Riverbed 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, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead 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 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, 2008. 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 technology and market leader in wide-area data services 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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