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Riverbed Technology

February 28, 2011 09:00 ET

China's Top IT Publications Award Riverbed for Its Industry-Leading Products

Riverbed Steelhead appliances awarded 2010 Best Product for Network Application Acceleration and Most Innovative Solution for Network Optimization in 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) -  Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced today that its Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances have been named the "2010 Best Product for Network Application Acceleration" by NetAdmin World Magazine, a monthly magazine focused on technology solutions for network managers, and the "Most Innovative Solution for Network Optimization in 2010" by China Network World, a weekly magazine focused on Internet technology. Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization allows globally connected enterprises to overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data.

More than 9,200 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing promise huge cost savings and improved efficiencies, but as users move farther from their data, slow applications and file transfers can stall these strategic initiatives. Riverbed delivers to the remote office and mobile workers the same "local" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the WAN optimization and network application performance visibility markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in the public cloud.

Survey Says: Steelhead Appliance is the 2010 Best Product for Network Application Acceleration
NetAdmin World Magazine presented Riverbed with the "2010 Best Product for Network Application Acceleration" award at the annual 2010 China Network Management Technology Conference after an extensive 3-month survey. The results, polled from network administrators from the China Computer Users Association, information centers of various ministries and local government departments, businesses, and university network centers, identified Riverbed Steelhead appliances as the leading innovative solutions for network application acceleration. 

Most Innovative Solution for Network Optimization in 2010
China Network World's awards are designed to showcase the major enterprise-class IT products and solutions of the year that have made significant, innovative technological changes or performance improvements. Besides recognizing enterprise leadership in different fields, these awards also serve as a key reference for businesses and enterprises interested in choosing the right products and solutions for their needs. 

China Network World summarized the reasons for Steelhead appliances being awarded the "Most Innovative Solution for Network Optimization in 2010," noting in particular that, as many organizations look to consolidate their IT infrastructure as a way to simplify management, increase resource utilization and reduce operation and maintenance costs, Steelhead appliances greatly enhance application performance in even the most demanding networks. And with the deployment of Steelhead appliances, branch office users can access integrated IT resources without sacrificing performance.

"Riverbed's customers have used our WAN optimization solutions to address their performance needs, from implementing private and public clouds and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility, to improving employee productivity for those working from remote or mobile locations," commented Paul Serrano, senior director of marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, at Riverbed. "We are deeply honored to be selected for these two awards. We will continue to deliver innovative solutions to support our customers' IT and business needs." 

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-K filed with the SEC on February 8, 2011. 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 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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