SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

October 14, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Demonstrate WAN Optimization Product Leadership at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 taking place October 18-22 at Walt Disney World Dolphin in Orlando, FL. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the industry's largest and most important annual gathering of CIOs and their senior IT leaders. Attendees can visit Riverbed® at booth #205 to learn about the company's comprehensive suite of wide area network (WAN) optimization products and services, which improve employee productivity and IT efficiency, while allowing organizations to cut IT costs at the same time.

Riverbed Steelhead® appliances accelerate application performance and data transfer for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers. Enterprises leverage Riverbed WAN optimization to improve remote and mobile employee productivity, enable consolidation and private clouds, and provide enterprise-wide network and application visibility, while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. More than 6,500 customers, across a wide range of markets, have implemented Riverbed WAN optimization solutions in their geographically dispersed organizations.

Gartner WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) Magic Quadrant, 2009

Riverbed has been positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant in the "WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) Magic Quadrant, 2009" published in June 2009 and authored by Andy Rolfe, Joe Skorupa and Severine Real. According to Gartner, "Leaders exhibit an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in their product offerings 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."

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At the conference, Riverbed will participate in the ITxpo solutions showcase -- an area of booths, theatres and learning labs that feature the latest cutting-edge solutions from best-of-breed providers and up-and-comers in an atmosphere that provokes knowledge exchange.

   Who:    Riverbed Technology
   What:   Exhibiting at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
   When:   Monday, Oct. 19 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
           Tuesday, Oct. 20 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
           Wednesday, Oct. 21 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
           Thursday, Oct. 22 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
   Where:  Walt Disney World Dolphin
           1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
           Orlando, FL 32830

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 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.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements relating to Riverbed's ability to grow the market as a whole, 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 July 30, 2009. 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 infrastructure 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

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade 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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