SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

October 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Demonstrate Leadership in WAN Acceleration at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced its participation at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo taking place October 12 - 16 at Walt Disney World Dolphin in Orlando, FL. The ITxpo solutions showcase is an area of booths, theatres and learning labs that feature the latest and greatest cutting edge solutions from best-of-breed providers and up-and-comers in an atmosphere that provokes knowledge exchange. Attendees can visit Riverbed® at booth #1234 to learn about the company's market-leading WDS solutions, which allow organizations to accelerate applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across wide area networks (WANs), accelerating access to applications and data often 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 helping to make mobile workers more productive. Riverbed has been positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controller (WOC)" in which Gartner reported that, "Leaders exhibit an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in their product offering and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. We expect a Leader to be growing the market as a whole, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Leaders in the WOC market need to have a broad feature set, including QOS, generic compression, protocol acceleration and file system acceleration, with the majority of features proven in substantial real-world implementations. They also need to be able to offer sales and support on a global basis." To view the report, visit:

Over 4,500 customers, over a wide-range of markets, have implemented Riverbed WDS across their geographically dispersed organizations.

Who:    Riverbed Technology

What:   Exhibiting at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

When:   Monday, October 13, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, October 14, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        Wednesday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
        5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        Thursday, October 16, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Walt Disney World Dolphin
        1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
        Orlando, FL 32830

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, grow in marketshare or grow the market as a whole. 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 July 29, 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 (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

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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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