SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

December 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Network Products Guide Honors Riverbed Executive John Martin With Technology Industry's 2008 Most Valuable Performers Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in WAN optimization, today announced that Network Products Guide, a leading publication on technologies and solutions, has honored Riverbed® Vice President of Product Management John Martin with the information technology industry's 2008 Most Valuable Performers (MVP) recognition.

Network Products Guide 2008 MVP leaders have a clear vision and mission, have set measurable goals and objectives for themselves, are selfless and mentors to others, most importantly demonstrate respect and trust for their staff and employees and have proven success in the high-technology industry. Senior executives were honored from companies around the world, including Cisco Systems, Inc. and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

John Martin joined Riverbed in 2005 after seven years at Network Appliance. As Vice President of Product Management at Riverbed, John and his team of product managers are responsible for building on Riverbed's momentum in the WAN optimization marketplace by overseeing the innovation and development of the industry-leading and award-winning Steelhead® product line, and the recently previewed Atlas appliance.

"The vision for Riverbed is that we will enable data to be instantaneously accessed anywhere, anytime by providing a break-through solution to a number of bottlenecks that have crippled enterprises from instantly sharing applications and data across wide-area networks," said Martin. "In a few short years, we have grown to become a global company with over 5,000 customers, many of whom are dependent on us for fast application and data access that drive their day-to-day operations -- from email to ERP, document management to disaster recovery."

"The new economy leaders are essentially those that are adapting best in the current economic environment and will emerge with higher standards," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "We are proud to honor John Martin with this year's 2008 Most Valuable Performers award and acknowledge his positive contribution to the industry."

About Network Products Guide Awards

Network Products Guide, published from the heart of Silicon Valley, is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

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: www.riverbed.com/pr/jack.

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 WAN optimization solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network 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 www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, and the Riverbed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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