SOURCE: Riverbed

December 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Riverbed Boosts Application Performance up to 10X at Centro Universitário UNA

Improves User Experience and Productivity of Employees, Instructors and Students

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) the technology and market leader in WAN optimization, today announced that Centro Universitário UNA (UNA) has deployed Riverbed® solutions at locations across the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Deployment of the Steelhead® appliances has allowed UNA to improve the performance of critical applications by up to 10 times, improving the productivity of employees, instructors and students.

UNA is a higher education institution located in the state of Minas Gerais. Currently, the university has over 14,000 students and approximately 2,000 employees across eight campuses. Over the last four years, the institution has experienced strong growth, which has demanded IT investments meet the needs of distributed employees, students and instructors. WAN optimization through Riverbed was one of these investments.

As part of a project implemented by Triple A IT, experts in Information Technology services, Riverbed Steelhead appliances were installed to improve application performance over the UNA wide area network (WAN).

According to Hugo Aguiar, infrastructure manager, UNA, one of the critical applications for the university center was the financial management system, which improved significantly following installation of the Riverbed solutions. "In recent measurements, we saw that application performance over the network is 10 times faster than before," he explains. The project was implemented in just one month, with ROI estimated to be one year.

Other internal applications have also benefited from the Riverbed deployment, including Sala Virtual, a virtual classroom application for file exchange between teachers and students. In addition, regularly used applications such as Windows and critical antivirus updates have also been optimized.

"The advantages of the Riverbed solutions also include features such as simple installation and management as well as connection redundancy and better network security," said Aguiar. In addition, the detailed reports generated by the Riverbed management console have greatly simplified WAN management.

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

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Riverbed Technology is the technology and market leader in WAN optimization 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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