SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

August 03, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Executive Johnna Bowley Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women of the Channel

Riverbed Executive Receives Women of the Channel Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that Johnna Bowley, senior director of worldwide channels, alliance and field marketing, has been recognized as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2011 by CRN Magazine. This list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

This is Bowley's fourth year in a row receiving the Women of the Channel recognition by CRN Magazine. Bowley has more than 20 years of experience in the channel, is responsible for setting the direction of how Riverbed goes to market with the channel and alliance partner communities, and leads the efforts to continually evolve the Riverbed® Partner Network (RPN). The RPN is a worldwide channel program that enables and rewards channel partners, including systems integrators, service providers, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors that distribute and resell Riverbed award-winning technology. In the last year, Bowley led the expansion of solutions offerings for the RPN through the integration of two acquisitions -- Global Protocols and CACE Technologies; expanded RPN in the Asia Pacific and Japan region; and enhanced the RPN with several profitability and sales enablement tools.

"This year's Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel -- a traditionally male-centric industry. Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list will recognize the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel.

"Another year of CRN's recognition validates how Riverbed has evolved its partner program to continually grow and help drive opportunities for our channel partners using the IT industry's performance solutions of choice," said Bowley. "Riverbed will continue to enhance RPN, further helping our channel community serve as strategic partners that deliver solutions to solve complex business problems with IT initiatives."

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Riverbed delivers hardware, software and virtualized solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. 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 area network (LAN)-like" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the wide area network WAN optimization, application-aware NPM and data protection markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in public, private and hybrid clouds.

The overall Women of the Channel list appeared in the July 2011 issue of CRN Magazine.

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 July 29, 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 delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

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UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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